Car Accident Lawyers in Phoenix Getting Justice for Clients
Auto accidents happen all the time. They happen suddenly and can vary greatly in the amount of personal injury and damage to property that they inflict. If you are in an auto accident that isn’t your fault, you are entitled to be compensated by the at-fault driver, whether your damages are large or small.
Car accidents and motorcycle accidents can be, at the very least, a nuisance. And at most, an accident can cause severe injuries such as spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, and even death. Any accident is extremely difficult to overcome on a number of levels: physically, emotionally, and financially.
What Should You Do After Car Accidents?
Before we go any further, it needs to be said that if you or your passengers have suffered personal injury in a motor vehicle accident, it is important that you first seek medical treatment.
If you’ve unfortunately been in a car crash, it is important that you attempt to keep your wits about you in order to have the best hopes of recovering full compensation and holding at-fault parties accountable. Here is a list of actions you should attempt to remember if you are ever in an auto accident:
- Call 911 to report the accident.
- Seek medical attention IMMEDIATELY, even if you think you’re “okay.”
- Don’t tell anyone that you feel “fine” or “okay.”
- Speak only to the police investigator about the facts of the collision.
- Don’t admit that you might have been distracted, on your cell phone, in a hurry, tired, etc.
- When speaking to the other driver(s), you may ask how they are doing, but do NOT discuss how the accident occurred or say, “I’m sorry.”
- Get the Driver’s License number, phone number, and insurance information of all drivers involved in the accident.
- Take photos of the accident scene, injuries, and any property damage.
- Get the names and phone numbers of any witnesses that stopped. If possible, also record their account of how the accident played out.
- Call the Arizona auto accident legal team Moore Injury Law as soon as possible at 602-795-6605.
We want to hope that we’ll be lucky enough and/or drive safe enough to avoid ever being a car accident victim. But sometimes mistakes are made, or our luck simply runs out. Motor vehicle accidents happen every day with varying levels of severity. If you’ve been in an accident, how you act, who you talk to, and what you say in the moments after the car crash could have a huge part to play in whether or not your medical expenses are taken care of and whether you will be on the hook for any liability claims instead of the other driver.
Why Hire an Arizona Auto Accident Lawyer?
Moore Injury Law can help you through your recovery on all levels, including assisting you in locating doctors who are willing to wait for payment. Knowing you have an experienced Arizona auto accident attorney on your side fighting for every penny that is due to you can alleviate a lot of emotional distress that comes in the wake of an accident.
Insurance companies are in the business of making money, not in the business of distributing fair compensation to accident victims. If you make a claim on your own, you will likely receive much less than if you retain Moore Injury Law as your legal representation. Moore Injury Law will not settle your case unless the settlement offered by the insurance company is fair and adequate.
The attorney-client relationship will be valuable to you from the beginning of your case right through to the very end. If you were seriously injured, it is likely you will have a lot of medical bills. Your health insurance might have covered some of the cost, but did you know you might be responsible to pay them back in full or in part if you receive a settlement? Moore Injury Law can assess what you may owe and has experience negotiating with lien holders, hospitals, and doctor’s offices to reduce what you owe so you keep as much money in your pocket as possible.
What Are the Typical Causes for Automobile Accidents in Arizona?
Most usually, a car accident occurs because of a lapse in judgment or driver error. There are, after all, so many things to be aware of when out on the road driving in and around other vehicles in traffic.
Common causes of a car accident in the State of Arizona include:
- Collision because of motorists driving the wrong way down a one-way road.
- Dangerous road conditions, such as those caused by inclement weather or foreign objects and debris.
- Distracted driving, such as driving while using a cell phone, or while eating, or talking to a passenger.
- Driving under the influence of drugs or narcotics.
- Drunk driving and other alcohol-related crashes.
- Failure to yield to the right-of-way.
- Highway and roadway defects, such as poor road maintenance leading to potholes and generally poor road design.
- Ignoring traffic lights at an intersection.
- Intentionally or accidentally running through stop signs.
- Minor car accidents, like rear-ending or fender benders.
- Misjudging the speed and distance between vehicles.
- Motorcycle accidents usually resulting in serious injuries.
- Multi-car accident, aka a pileup, where a series of vehicles involved in the accident collide with one another in a chain reaction.
- Sideswipes, often the result of merging into the space occupied by another motor vehicle.
- Speeding or driving recklessly.
- Traffic accident caused by busy roads or unsafe lane changes.
- Truck or car driver fatigue.
- Turning into traffic without a clear view of other drivers on the road.
- Vehicle manufacturer defects and poor mechanic maintenance.
In addition to vehicle damage and property damage, these car accidents can result in serious injury or wrongful death. Auto insurance companies may provide coverage up to a certain extent, but many auto accident victims are still left wanting and in need of more assistance. To discuss your car accident case, please do not hesitate to reach out to the personal injury law firm of Moore Injury Law for a free case evaluation.
What Are Common Auto Accident Injuries?
Even what at first appears to be the slightest of vehicle collisions can result in catastrophic injuries which leave the injured party hospitalized or in need of medical assistance and rehabilitation treatment. While we all hope to walk away from vehicle crashes no worse for wear, it is smarter instead for accident victims to get evaluated by a medical professional just in case there are underlying injuries or internal problems.
There are hundreds of thousands of motor vehicle crashes every year in Arizona. Law enforcement and state records show that about half of those crashes resulted in personal injury. However, it is likely that more injuries occurred than were reported, as some people do not have the time, money, or patience to deal with insurance claims, to say nothing about the stress of dealing with Arizona law enforcement.
Common types of car accident injuries can include:
- Broken bones, including the possibility of a fractured skull.
- Bruises, cuts, and lacerations.
- Burns of varying levels of severity.
- Emotional and physical pain and suffering.
- Facial disfigurement.
- Head and neck injuries.
- Loss of hearing or sight.
- Permanent or temporary paralysis.
- Spinal cord injury.
- Traumatic brain injuries.
- Wrongful death in fatal crashes.
Sometimes, the injured person can return to their life fairly quickly. Others, however, need extensive surgery, long hospital stays, and years of physical therapy to even begin to recover from the personal injury they suffered in the car accident. Even those who walked away from the car accident scene with no physical injuries may still show signs of emotional distress, anxiety, and depression in the weeks, months, and years that follow the collision.
Those who are in a car accident with a semi-truck or commercial truck often receive far worse injuries, if only because of the weight and size of the trucks on the roads today. Motorcycles that end up in a collision with larger motor vehicles also tend to result in significant injuries for motorcycle riders.
Why Should You Hire a Car Accident Attorney?
Whether your car accident was caused by speeding, someone driving under the influence, distracted driving, road conditions, fatigue, or simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time, it matters not. What matters is that you and potentially others suffered a serious injury in the crash, and the negligent parties should be the ones who pay the bills to help you recover from your wounds.
While we may hope and even expect our insurance company to help pay for the medical expenses that arise from a vehicle accident, more often than not, the insurance companies are worried about their monetary losses and thus less likely to provide adequate financial payouts for car accident victims.
For this reason, it is important to take your car accident claim to a law firm that has experience in personal injury cases, knows the ins-and-outs of Arizona traffic laws, and will do their best to provide you with legal services that pursue a positive outcome for your case.
Instead of putting your trust in your insurance company — or, indeed, the other driver’s insurance company — instead speak with car accident lawyers about your personal injury claim.
The car accident attorneys of Moore Injury Law have decades of experience representing Arizona residents with their car accident personal injury claims. We would be proud to offer you a free consultation so that we may speak to you about your car accident case.
Are You Looking to File a Lawsuit for Wrongful Death?
Hundreds of people die in Arizona car accidents every year. And hundreds more motorcyclists, pedestrians, and bikers are killed as well. The majority of these fatal crashes were the result of a drunk driver or a plainly negligent driver.
If you lost a loved one in a car accident, you have the legal right to pursue compensation and punitive damages from the at-fault party and their insurance company provider by filing a wrongful death lawsuit.
Speak to the lawyers of Moore Injury Law about your wrongful death claim to learn your legal options for holding the other driver accountable. If we can construct a valid claim, we will do everything within our legal power to prove that someone else’s negligence led to the death of your loved one and seek a fair settlement.
Our lawyers understand that no amount of money could ever hope to bring your deceased friends or family members back to you, but hopefully, the financial compensation you do recover will go a long way towards easing your suffering, and helping your family find peace.
How Much Does an Arizona Auto Accident Lawyer Cost?
Moore Injury Law, like most personal injury law firms, works on a contingency fee basis. That means that we only get paid if and when you do.
With a successful personal injury lawsuit, we may be able to help you recover compensation to pay for past or future lost wages as well as any costly medical expenses and punitive damages for any pain and suffering caused.
If you wish to file a lawsuit for injuries sustained in any vehicle accidents, we offer a free case evaluation to all new clients. There are no legal fees if our lawyers do not collect for you from the other drivers or the other driver’s insurance company. And you are not bound to retain our legal services after the consultation if you do not feel our car accident lawyers are a good fit for you and your needs.
There is no downside to hearing what a professional personal injury lawyer has to say about the potential of your case. But please remember, there is a limited time for you to seek compensation from the at-fault driver, as Arizona has a two-year statute of limitations for these types of accident claims. So, if you want to talk to a car accident attorney about your case, please do not delay.
Contact a Car Accident Lawyer at Moore Injury Law to Schedule a Free Consultation
The car accident lawyers of Moore Injury Law have decades of experience representing personal injury victims in and out of Arizona courtrooms for their legal needs. If we can prove that driver negligence, human error, or any known defects led to your car crash, we may be able to collect substantial amounts of financial compensation in the settlement negotiations.
At our law firm, we understand that a car accident victim is rarely adequately taken care of by their insurance company. That is why it is important to speak with a personal injury attorney in Arizona about your case. Statistically, the injured party collects more from the other driver and their insurance company when they are represented in court by experienced lawyers.
If you are dealing with injuries or even the death of a loved one after your car accident, then you should not also be asked to simultaneously contend with the fear of lost wages, expensive medical bills, and defiant insurance companies. If you hire a car accident lawyer at Moore Injury Law, then our legal staff will tend to these complicated matters for you, giving you time to heal and recover.
Moore Injury Law is located in the sunny, beautiful city of Phoenix, AZ. We have a history of providing winning legal representation to injured victims of accidents all across Arizona. Our lawyers are results-oriented and focused on providing dedicated care to our clients. Legal cases for compensation and liability can be hard-fought, especially when insurance companies are involved, but we have the experience and knowledge to feel confident we can get things done.
At the end of the day, our job is about helping people who’ve been hurt through no fault of their own. We hope that you will contact us so that we may speak about how we can help you, too.
Please contact our office at any time if you have any questions about your car accident claims or injury cases. We understand that, for many of our clients, this may be the first major legal matter of your lives, so we attempt to provide compassionate, patient legal care to each and every individual who walks through our doors.
If you would like to schedule a free consultation, you may call us at 602.795.6605. We look forward to speaking with you.