Tag - Arizona Auto Accident Attorneys

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Types of Damages in Auto Accidents

Whether you’ve been in an accident yourself or simply have heard about them, the term, “damages,” tends to come up in spades, and with good reason—damages represent everything lost in an accident and define how much compensation you can receive. If you’re ever in doubt as to what qualifies as damages and what doesn’t, make consult an auto accident attorney in Arizona to learn more. Specific Countable Damages Specific damages are countable, precise, and involve direct or indirect monetary loss. The [...]

Getting Compensation for Whiplash After an Auto Accident

Getting Compensation for Whiplash After an Auto Accident

Whiplash is among the most common injuries after auto accidents of any size, yet is frequently doubted and misunderstood by insurance adjusters and motorists alike. At a baseline, yes, whiplash does manifest as relatively harmless stiffness or pain in the neck and upper back, hence many believe that the condition is inconsequential, or that those suffering from it are simply exaggerating their pain in a greedy effort to maximize their auto accident settlement. In reality, that notion couldn’t be [...]

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Do You Need Medical Attention Immediately After an Accident?

If you’ve just been in an auto accident, one of your first concerns likely is (and should be) whether or not you need immediate medical attention. If you’re at all concerned, you should seek medical help. Shock and the flow of adrenaline that accompanies traumatic events both suppress pain responses, so you might be seriously injured even if you feel clear-headed, painless, and generally fine.  If your accident was a low-speed, simple collision or “fender-bender,” you likely don’t need immediate [...]

Protecting Yourself From Wrong-Way Drivers

Wrong-way driving is a danger no matter where you are, but Arizona has it especially bad with an increased surge of wrong-way drivers. Despite strict laws and penalties aimed at wrong-way drivers, these incidents still happen, oftentimes to devastating effect. Head-on collisions are lethal enough as is without one driver being impaired on a high-speed freeway environment, so to protect yourself from ever getting into one of these auto accidents, you should know how to respond to wrong-way drivers. How [...]

The Benefits of Uninsured Motorist Coverage

Having an uninsured coverage plan isn’t mandatory in Arizona, but it’s highly advisable nonetheless. As many as one in eight drivers are uninsured nationwide, with 12 percent of motorists in Arizona lacking insurance. If you get into an auto accident with an uninsured or underinsured driver, your only hope of compensation might be a comprehensive insurance plan. How Uninsured Motorist Coverage Works Uninsured (and underinsured) motorist coverage is included in most comprehensive insurance plans as an extra safeguard on the road. [...]

4 Ways Insurance Companies Can Trick You

Not every insurance company is dishonest. Many will offer fair settlements readily, especially for minor auto accidents. Despite the warnings of most law firms, not every insurance adjuster is out to trick unsuspecting motorists and scam them out of their money—however, these things do still happen, and more often than you might think. Knowing common underhanded tactics used by dishonest insurance companies can alert you when something is awry; simultaneously, you’ll have an easier time recognizing honest, fair settlements [...]

Things to Know Before Signing a Settlement Agreement

Sometime after reporting a car accident, you’ll receive a settlement offer from the at-fault driver’s insurance company. Though it might be tempting, you shouldn’t blindly agree to these settlement offers. There are a variety of considerations to keep in mind before signing off on anything with an insurance company. The Risks of Settling Quickly Settling quickly is oftentimes a bad idea, for one simple reason: insurance companies exist for profit, so the smaller your claim, the happier they are. Insurance adjusters [...]

Loose Objects in Your Car are Unseen Threats

Any loose object in your vehicle, whether large or small, can increase your likelihood of getting into an accident and your risk for serious injury during a crash. During a car crash, even a regular, 16 oz bottle of water can hit you with the force of a 21 lb object, according to the president of Driving Dynamics. Heavier items, such as groceries, laptops, or other hard objects can be lethal during a collision. Properly securing and storing cargo [...]

Your Guide to Arizona’s Distracted Driving Law

Distractions while driving are extremely dangerous. They killed over 3,000 people in 2017 alone according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Regardless of legality, you should do your best to minimize distractions of all types on the road, as even momentary diversions can cause lethal auto accidents. These can range from music and conversations with passengers to handheld devices as well as food or drink. Phones, in particular, are some of the most hazardous diversions for drivers. However, [...]