Car Accident Attorneys in Phoenix, Cave Creek, and Surprise AZ
PERSONAL INJURY & WRONGFUL DEATH CASES LITIGATION
Accident Attorney with over 37 years of experience, expertise and results.
Car accident attorneys at the personal injury litigation firm of Alex & Saavedra have represented injured clients in claims against automobile insurance companies for over 30 years. Our firm has recovered millions of dollars in settlements and awards for auto accident victims and their families.
Every year three million people suffer from a car accident injury and more than 40,000 people lose their lives on United States roads—an average of 117 deaths a day. Auto insurance companies pay as little as possible to these victims and their families.
COMPENSATION, WHAT TO EXPECT
If you suffer a car accident injury, you are entitled to claim compensation for medical bills, pain and suffering (past and future), lost wages, and permanent injury or disfigurement. Our attorneys recognize the importance of helping a client recover compensation not only for their personal injury claim, but also for loss of use of their automobile and, in some cases, diminished value if their car is repaired.
We are one of the few firms that pursue our client’s diminished value claims. You sustain a diminished value (or accelerated depreciation) after an accident because your vehicle is worth less on the open market after the crash than before the crash, even after being repaired. We also assist you in many other ways.
If you or a member of your family has suffered a car accident injury and would like one of our personal injury litigation attorneys to review your auto accident claims to see if you are being treated fairly by the insurance company, please contact us to arrange a free attorney consultation.
Car accidents can be severe and life-altering. You may have suffered whiplash to your neck or back, nerve or spinal cord damage, or bone fractures. Injuries that seem to improve in the weeks following the car wreck may later result in disabling arthritis or other complications.
We understand the stress you are experiencing from pain, medical treatments, and financial concerns. Alex & Saavedra, accident attorneys, and our staff will begin immediately to help by contacting the insurance company, arranging for car rentals and repair of your vehicle and, if necessary, ensure that you receive quality medical treatment.
Each car accident injury is unique and evidence must be preserved. It is critical to hire the right accident attorney as soon as possible.
PHOENIX ACCIDENT ATTORNEY
If you or a member of your family has suffered a car accident injury, attorneys and staff at our Phoenix, Arizona law firm understand how overwhelming it may seem to make decisions regarding claims for compensation while dealing with medical and financial issues. We hope the information below is helpful. However, because every situation is unique, it is important that you consult with a well-qualified personal injury litigation attorney about your claim.
MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS
Motor vehicle accidents cause the loss of time, property, health and even life. Such accidents occur because of elements including driver error, negligence, manufacturing defects and dangerous weather. No matter what the specific cause or result, a crash can turn a normal day into a prolonged struggle. Speaking with An attorney can help you sort out your rights, your options and your future. Contact a personal injury litigation attorney at Alex & Saavedra to find out more at 602-971-1775
When you have been in an auto accident, the issue of fault can be complicated by who acted when and which laws governed the situation. If the other driver was negligent, you still have to prove the driver breached a duty of care to you and that the breach caused your damages. The assistance of a personal injury litigation attorney (even if your case settles before a lawsuit is filed) can be immensely valuable at this time, whether you are battling an insurance company, seeking compensation for your injuries or have other issues related to your accident.
CAR ACCIDENT INJURY COMPENSATION
An individual who has suffered a car accident injury should seek monetary compensation for injuries and damages. Cases are fact-specific, typically with complex issues of proof and fault in dispute. Working with an experienced personal injury litigation attorney will help you sort out your legal options.
AUTO INSURANCE CLAIM DO’s AND DON’Ts
When you make an auto insurance claim, proceed with care. Your conversations with an insurance company are generally recorded and often designed to diminish the amount of monetary compensation you receive. Remember, the insurance company records your conversation so anything said is set in “stone.” Even off the record comments will be documented to your disadvantage.
Insurance companies will attempt to steer you to their preferred body shop. Our suggestion is that your vehicle be repaired at the body shop of your choice. We can help you in this regard. It is important that your vehicle be repaired to high quality standards.
Always see your medical professional immediately after the accident and report all symptoms that you are experiencing after the accident. It is important that your doctor document all of your injuries. Keep in mind, symptoms do not always present within the first 24-48 hours, and some injuries, do no surface for several weeks or months. Therefore, it is important that you describe to your doctor the details of the impact, (for example, if your knee strikes the dashboard, or your head strikes a pillar or window). This is critical information to preserve your claim down the road.
UNINSURED AND UNDERINSURED MOTORISTS INSURANCE
When the other driver irresponsibly has no car insurance (or has insufficient car insurance) to compensate you for your injuries, you can present a claim with your own insurance company under your uninsured and underinsured motorists coverage. This claim with your insurance company does not affect your insurance premiums. This is important coverage that you pay a premium for and should be used to compensate you when the other driver has no insurance or too little insurance.
If you have been involved in an accident with an uninsured or underinsured driver, it is important to contact a personal injury litigation attorney to create a plan of action.
In some cases no-fault insurance might apply, especially with out-of-state motorists. No-fault auto insurance allows the driver to collect from his or her insurance company no matter who was at fault. Not every state has a no-fault insurance structure, but those that do have very specific laws governing when, how much and for how long the injured party may collect.
Consult with a personal injury litigation attorney to discuss how your state views fault and to determine how the laws may affect your right to recover damages for car accident injury.
WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE IN AN ACCIDENT
When you are in an accident, you have immediate, important decisions to make. For the crucial decisions you have to make later on, consult with an accident attorney at 602-971-1775
MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENTS RESOURCE LINKS
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) The NHTSA is a government agency dedicated to making American roads safer for travelers.
What Are the Driving Laws in My State? The Insurance Information Institute provides this summary of state laws regarding auto insurance, seat belts, drunk driving and more.
National Safety Council The National Safety Council, a nonprofit organization, provides links and articles on topics like seat belt use, safe driving for teenagers and reducing motor vehicle crashes and car accident injury.
U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) The Department of Transportation is a federal agency focusing on policy and lawmaking to ensure safer U.S. travel.
This website, from the National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health, offers information on preventing motor vehicle crashes, stating that about every 12 minutes, someone in America dies from a motor vehicle accident.
Auto Insurance This website is one of the premier insurance news and information sites on the web. They are a consumer education center on car insurance.
Federal Trade Commission: Buying a Used Car This webpage provides you with valuable information in the event your need to purchase a used car after your accident.
Complaints List: The Consumer’s Voice This site has helpful links to help you know where you can file complaints for various problems (e.g., lemon laws, data privacy, complaints to BBB, etc.)
Call us for a free accident attorney consultation, our attorneys are available 24/7 at 602-971-1775.