Please choose a topic below to learn more about being a victim of a car accident in Arizona.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
What to do After a Car Accident
Case Stages After an Accident
Your Rights After an Accident
Insurance Company Warnings
“What Ifs” After a Car Accident
Head Injury from Accident
Semi Truck Accidents
Drunk Driver / DUI Car Accidents
Rental Car Accident
Side by Side / ATV Accidents
Defective Car Parts / Recalls
Car accidents are an almost assured reality on Arizona roadways. In fact, the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) recently published an article stating that in 2015:
- There were over 116,000 car crashes in Arizona!
- The number of vehicle deaths have risen from 774 in 2014 to 895 deaths in 2015
- 295 of fatalities were due to alcohol related crashes at an alarming 9.7 percent increase from 2014.
- Incredibly, over 53,500 car accident victims had suffered injuries
- Pedestrians were involved in 1,399 accidents with cars (article)
Statistics indicate that eventually you may be the one involved in such a crash, something no driver likes to consider. But car accidents are a given in our world, something you must be prepared for, should one happen to you.
Consider these statistics regarding Arizona automobile accidents in 2014, recently published by the ADOT Crash Facts Sheet. In that year:
- In Arizona, there were over 109,000 auto accidents that occurred
- 774 accidents were fatal
- Approximately 5,400 car crashes involved a drunk driver
- Alarmingly, almost 35,000 car accident victims had suffered injuries
- 1,500 Pedestrians were injured in accidents involving a motor vehicle
When a car accident affects you, it is critical that your rights are protected. You will want to be able to recover the maximum amount of compensation Arizona law allows, just as it is your right to do so. An experienced Phoenix car accident lawyer will protect your rights and ensure you are compensated as deserved.
Our injury law firm has many years of car accident case experience in the cities of Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale, Chandler, Gilbert, Tempe, Peoria, Glendale, Goodyear and all across the State of Arizona.
If you have already been in a car accident and are not sure what to do after an accident, or looking now for legal guidance regarding your rights and responsibilities, Cantor Crane will provide you with a Free Case Review. Our car accident lawyers know Arizona accident laws and will guide you through issues which affect auto accident victims, such as:
- Insurance Claims
- Who is at Fault
- Personal Injury
- Government Liability
- Property Damage
- Structured Settlements
Cantor Crane attorneys thoroughly know the most detailed Arizona state laws and will assess your claim’s value while providing the right advice about your next steps.
Involved in an Accident? Learn why you should hire a Phoenix Car Accident Lawyer from Cantor Crane.
Cantor Crane is comprised of highly successful and well-known Phoenix car accident attorneys who have represented people from all walks of life throughout Arizona. Each Phoenix car accident lawyer takes pride in obtaining the best results for our auto accident clients. Our Arizona Car Accident Lawyers pay close attention to a wide range of specific laws and regulations. Staying up to date with the current rules and regulations are a key factor in Arizona Personal Injury Law.
Cantor Crane has worked very hard to maintain an excellent reputation throughout the insurance industry because of our aggressiveness, integrity, honesty, and professionalism. The Firm has over 200 jury trials in all types of cases, and our Firm’s Lawyers have many years of unparalleled legal experience! We handle all motor vehicle accidents ranging from semi truck accidents, bicycle accidents, car accidents, motorcycle accidents, even ATV injuries.
Common Types of Car Accident Injury Compensation
When you are involved in a car accident that is the fault of someone else, you may be entitled to injury compensation. The type and amount of economic or non-economic compensation depends upon the specifics of your case. The following may be included:
- Hospital bills
- Medical expenses at the time of the accident and in the future
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Lost income from the past and future
- Property damage, such as your car’s repair or replacement
- Auto rental
- Other compensation
When a Car Accident Occurs
When an accident occurs in Arizona, a statute of limitations is often in effect. That limitation is usually two years, although some instances only provide six months to file a claim. It is critical that any desired legal actions are filed in a timely manner, to ensure your rights are protected and you are able to gain any compensation as provided by law. This makes it very important to contact an attorney at Cantor Crane as soon as possible.
The first moments after an auto accident can be harrowing. It is easy to be overwhelmed by the circumstances of the moment, especially on the scene of a major accident. But it is important to remember some key steps to follow when an accident occurs.
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Obtain the Right Information
When your accident occurs, it is important to keep some notes and other information well-organized. Ensure you do the following:
- Make note of the accident date and time
- Keep a record of your insurance declarations
- Maintain a copy of accident records
- Keep witness statements
- Make your own notes about the events surrounding the accident
Do Not Sign Anything: Talk to Your Phoenix Injury Attorney First
If your insurance company approaches you for signing of any documents, particularly those waiving any rights to receive compensation, do not sign. You may be tempted to accept an initial offering from the insurance company tactics, because it may sound fair at that moment. However, there are many, many factors to consider in what is fair as part of your accident victimization.
Insurance companies will do all they can to ensure you receive the lowest possible compensation. They rarely even consider the victim’s specific circumstances and what a case is actually worth. The insurance company wants you to sign quickly, before you are able to consult with an attorney. Do not fall for this. Contact an experienced Phoenix car accident and personal injury lawyer at Cantor Crane, so you can get the help you need to ensure you are fully compensated. Read our Insurance Company Warnings page for more information.
Do Not Provide Recorded Statements
Insurance companies from both sides of your accident situation will likely try to contact you after your Arizona car crash. They will likely ask you for a recorded statement or they will ask questions and inform you that they are recording the call. You are not required to provide a statement without first talking to your Phoenix injury attorney. Simply call Cantor Crane so we may provide you with a free case evaluation. We will help you understand your rights.
Do Not Feel Rushed to Accept an Insurance Offer
Insurance companies know that medical treatment can extend long after your car accident. This treatment is expensive, so they are often motivated to settle your claim sooner, rather than later. Speak with a Cantor Crane Phoenix injury attorney first, to ensure you know your rights and are accepting what you should, according to the potential compensation for your auto accident under Arizona law.
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Arizona Auto Accidents Often Involve Multiple Insurance Policies
By letting a personal injury attorney from Cantor Crane review your policy’s coverage, it may be discovered that you have applicable coverage of your own. This means that you may have the right to recover from multiple policies, including from underinsured and uninsured motorist coverage which may apply.
Contact Cantor Crane for Qualified Phoenix Personal Injury Attorney Review of Your Case
When you have been in a car accident, Cantor Crane Phoenix injury attorneys are able to provide experienced legal counsel as it applies to your case. Having Cantor Crane’s help when insurance companies are reviewing your claim means you will gain the support of an actual attorney who knows Arizona law and how it applies to your auto accident injury compensation.
You will not be responsible for any fees unless we settle or win your case. For a free case consultation, contact the Phoenix Law Office of Cantor Crane by calling 602-254-2701.