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Motor Vehicle Accidents

Posted On 03/31/20

Diminished Value Claims in Arizona

A car accident that causes property damage will reduce the overall value of your motor vehicle. Even if you repair your vehicle to its previous state, having a crash history can diminish its market value. In Arizona, a crash survivor may have the right to bring a diminished value claim seeking financial compensation for the lesser value of his or her vehicle following a car accident. A diminished value claim seeks reimbursement for the lost resale value of a damaged car. Who Is Liable for Diminished Value? Before you can seek compensation for the diminished resale value of your vehicle, you must understand who is liable for your damages. This...

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Posted On 03/30/20

Who Has the Right-of-Way When Making a Left Turn?

Many intersection accidents are the result of one driver making an illegal or unsafe left-hand turn. Confusion as to the turning driver’s right-of-way contributes to these collisions, as does driver negligence such as drunk, distracted and drowsy driving. Learning who has the right-of-way when turning left according to Arizona’s traffic laws can help you prevent an intersection accident. It could also assist in determining the defendant during an injury claim after a left-turn accident. The Driver Traveling Straight Almost Always Has the Right-of-Way More often than not, the driver who was making the left-hand turn at the time of the collision will be liable for the accident. The police will...

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Posted On 03/25/20

What to Do Following a T-Bone Accident

T-bone accidents are automobile collisions in which two vehicles form the shape of a T – the front of one vehicle striking the side of another vehicle. Other terms for a T-bone accident are side-impact collisions and broadside accidents. The party at fault for a T-bone accident could be the driver that struck the broadside of another vehicle or the driver of the broadsided vehicle. The steps you take after a T-bone accident can decide whether you recover compensation for your damages. Common Causes of a T-Bone Accident T-bone accidents are almost always preventable. They occur when one or both parties involved do something wrong, such as running a red...

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Posted On 03/23/20

How to Prove You Are Not at Fault in a Car Accident

Arizona is a fault-based car insurance state. This is a traditional system in which the party at fault for causing the car accident will have to pay for victims’ damages. The at-fault driver will compensate people he or she injured through negligence or recklessness. It is important to prove it if you did not cause a car accident in Arizona. Otherwise, your insurance company may end up paying for damages you were not responsible for – leading to an increase in your insurance premiums. You could also end up as the defendant in a civil action, potentially paying out of pocket for an accident you did not cause. A lawyer...

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Posted On 02/24/20

What to Do After a Car Accident in a Company Vehicle

Getting into a car accident is troubling enough without the added complication of being in a company vehicle. Crashing a company car can come with questions such as whether or not it makes your employer liable for your injuries, as well as whose insurance will pay for victims’ damages if you caused the accident. Work with a car accident attorney after a confusing car accident in a company vehicle for answers. Accidents While on the Clock If you were driving a company vehicle while performing job-related tasks, such as making a flower delivery, your employer will most likely be liable for your injuries and damages. Any injuries that occur at...

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Posted On 02/21/20

Who Is Responsible for My Rental Car While My Vehicle Is Being Repaired?

Being without a working vehicle can be one of the hardest parts of recuperating from a car accident in Arizona. While mechanics fix your car, you still need to get to work and other regular activities. You could rent a car, but this will add to the mounting expenses you are already facing because of your car accident. Unless, that is, an insurance company covers the costs. Find out if and when insurance might pay for a rental after an auto accident in Arizona. Will At-Fault Insurance Pay for My Rental Car? Arizona is an at-fault insurance state, meaning the driver that caused your wreck will be financially accountable for...

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