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Motor Vehicle Accidents

Posted On 05/28/19

How to Handle a Fender Bender

Any car accident can be a stressful and expensive ordeal, even a seemingly mild fender-bender. If you or a loved one recently had a minor car accident you may wonder about the best way to resolve the situation. While you and the other driver may be able to come to a mutual agreement as to how to settle the matter, you must still make sure to do so legally and take your insurance policy into account. If in doubt, hiring an experienced Phoenix car accident lawyer can help streamline a car accident case. Handling a Minor Accident on Your Own Every state has different laws pertaining to car accidents. In...

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Posted On 05/20/19

Can I Sue for Airbag Injuries?

Airbags are vital safety devices in any vehicle, but it is possible for these devices to cause severe injuries when they malfunction. Even functional airbags that deploy as intended can cause serious injuries. If you or a loved one recently had a car accident and suffered injuries from an airbag, or sustained injuries because an airbag failed to deploy correctly, you may have grounds for legal action. How Can an Airbag Cause Injuries? Airbags deploy when a vehicle’s sensors detect a crash impact. As soon as the vehicle identifies a crash, the airbags deploy to cushion the vehicle’s occupants from the blow. Several things may go wrong and injure the...

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Posted On 05/10/19

How to Get a Police Report

If you or a loved one ever experiences a car accident or similar event, you may need to file a report with the police. Doing so is not only a good idea for a future insurance claim or lawsuit, but you may have a legal obligation to report the incident to the police, and failure to do so could lead to significant legal penalties. When to File a Police Report In most U.S. states, the law requires all drivers to report accidents resulting in significant property damage, bodily injury, or death. If you have a car accident and are unsure whether the incident qualifies for a call to the police,...

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Posted On 03/27/19

What Not to Say to Car Insurance Adjuster

Every driver dreads the thought of dealing with an insurance claim for a car accident, but the reality is that many drivers will eventually encounter such a situation. Insurance claims adjusters can be difficult, and they generally attempt to look for any and all reasons to reduce the payout on a claim or deny a claim. Insurance companies make money by collecting premium payments and lose money when they must pay out on claims, so paying out is never really in the insurer’s interest. If you must file a claim for a car accident, keep several things in mind when speaking with your insurance claims adjuster. Be very careful of...

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Posted On 03/15/19

How Much Is My Car Accident Worth?

After another driver causes an accident with your vehicle, you may have a lot of questions. You may wonder how much compensation to expect from an insurance settlement or lawsuit against the at-fault driver. Ultimately, two factors determine the available compensation in a car accident case. Available insurance coverage and the scope of the damages determine available compensation. Damages in a Car Accident Even a seemingly mild vehicle accident can lead to significant damages for the victim. Car accidents can cause injuries requiring long-term medical treatment and rehabilitation. Some victims may develop permanent disabilities from their car accident injuries, missing time from work and losing income. These experiences can also...

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Posted On 01/07/19

Is Arizona a No-Fault State?

Every state uses its own rules for handling car accident claims, and states generally fall under “fault” and “no-fault” designations. Under a no-fault system, an injured driver must resort to his or her own insurance. A driver may only take legal action against an at-fault driver under specific circumstances. Under fault-based systems, the at-fault driver bears liability for the damages he or she causes. To learn more about your unique car accident claim in Arizona, contact the Phoenix car accident lawyers at Begam Marks & Traulsen, P.A. Fault in Arizona Arizona operates under a traditional fault-based system. This means that after any accident it is essential to establish fault for...

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