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Motor Vehicle Accidents

Posted On 07/29/19

Arizona Hit-and-Run Laws

A hit-and-run accident can cause a lot of damage, yet the at-fault party does not stay to take accountability for his or her actions. In the most recent year data is available, police received reports of about 737,100 hit-and-run cases in the country. 2016 had the most hit-and-run deaths on record (2,049) in the U.S. Learning Arizona’s hit-and-run laws could help you understand your rights as a victim. You may still be able to receive compensation even without knowing the identity of the at-fault party. What Is a Hit-and-Run? Every state has duties of care drivers owe after causing car accidents. Arizona Revised Statutes 28-663 is the state’s law regarding...

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Posted On 07/01/19

How Much Should You Expect From a Car Accident Settlement?

If you were recently in a car accident, your first thought might be to how much a settlement may be worth? Although there is not a universal amount paid for every car accident, this is useful information to know in deciding whether or not to proceed with a lawsuit. Knowing what type of settlement to expect after an accident helps people decide on consulting an experienced car accident attorney to assist them in negotiating with the insurance companies and other parties involved. The Full Extent of Your Damages Asking how much you should expect from a car accident settlement is in truth asking what the full extent of your damages...

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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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