Auto Accident Attorney
If you are involved in an automobile accident, you want to make sure that your rights are properly protected so that you may recover the maximum amount of compensation available with an experienced Phoenix auto accident lawyer.
If you are a driver in Phoenix, Arizona, the statistics show that sooner or later you may be involved in a car or motor vehicle accident. If you are involved in such an accident, you want to make sure that your rights are properly protected so that you may recover the maximum amount of compensation available. The Law Firm of Curiel & Runion is a top Phoenix accident law firm protecting the rights of their clients when such unfortunate incidents do occur. If you have any questions, Curiel and Runion offer a free case review.
BRAND NEW ARIZONA CAR ACCIDENT DATA
According to new information published only days ago, the Arizona Department of Transportation revealed important data pertaining to car accidents in the state. In 2012:
- There were more than 100,000 car crashes
- Of these, more than 33,000 resulted in injuries
- There were 741 fatal car accidents in 2012
- More than 5,400 accidents were alcohol-related
- More than 1,500 accidents involved pedestrians
COMPENSATION FOR YOUR INJURIES
If you were involved in an auto accident that was caused by another driver’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Compensation may either be economic or non-economic and may include the following, depending on the specific circumstances of your case:
- Medical expenses – past and future
- Hospital bills and medication
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Past and future lost income or wages
- Pain and suffering already experienced or likely to be experienced
- Property damage – auto repair or replacement, depending on the circumstances
- Car rental and towing when appropriate
- Other – ask your attorney
If you were involved in an auto accident, it is essential to know that in Arizona there is generally a two year statute of limitations (in some circumstances there may only be six months). Legal actions must be filed during this time to protect your rights to compensation. It is in your best interest to proceed with any legal actions as soon as is possible.
WHAT TO DO AFTER AN ARIZONA AUTO ACCIDENT?
The cleanup process after an auto accident in Arizona can be quite overwhelming. Here are some best practices to help you through the difficult time.
1. COLLECT INFORMATION
Maintain a record of events and dates as they happen and keep record of your insurance declarations, accident records, and any other statements from witnesses. Organized information is invaluable.
2. DON’T SIGN ANY FORMS WITHOUT CONSULTING A PHOENIX INJURY ATTORNEY
You may be asked by an insurance company to sign forms that would waive your right to receive appropriate compensation. It’s easy to be persuaded to accept an initial offer, but be wary because insurance companies never take the time and effort to understand what your case is worth. Hire an experienced Phoenix personal injury lawyer to help you through this confusing process.
3. DON’T GIVE RECORDED STATEMENTS
After an Arizona auto accident, one or both insurance companies will call and ask you for a recorded statement. Don’t give one until you’ve talked to a Phoenix injury attorney. It’s too easy to accidentally say things that will damage your case before an investigation has even begun. If you feel uncomfortable with the insurance company’s process, give Curiel and Runion a call for a free case evaluation and let us explain your rights in terms that are easy to understand.
4. DON’T RUSH TO ACCEPT AN OFFER
Medical treatment can be expensive and the insurance companies know this. They’re motivated to settle your claim quickly, often before your medical treatment has come to an end. You have enough to worry about without being rushed through the process. Let a Phoenix injury attorney from Curiel and Runion help level the playing field.
5. BE AWARE OF YOUR OWN UNINSURED AND UNDERINSURED MOTORIST COVERAGE
Often you have applicable insurance coverage on your own automobile insurance policy. A personal injury attorney from Curiel and Runion can review that information to determine if you have a right to recover from more than one policy.
ARIZONA AUTO ACCIDENTS CAN BE COMPLICATED
CONTACT THE PHOENIX LAW FIRM OF CURIEL & RUNION FOR A COMPLIMENTARY CASE REVIEW; NO FEES UNLESS WE WIN YOUR CASE
If you were injured in an auto accident, the Phoenix car accident lawyers at Curiel and Runion are available to speak to you immediately. It is advisable to seek legal counsel prior to making any statements to insurance or claims adjusters because any information you reveal to them may be used against you in future proceedings. At Curiel and Runion, you will speak with an actual attorney and you will be given the individual attention that you need and deserve. There are no fees involved unless we successfully settle your case or win at trial and we advance costs related to the case. To schedule your free case review, contact the Phoenix Law Office of Curiel and Runion by calling 602-595-5559.