Arizona Car Accident Attorneys
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a car accident in Arizona, you need an experienced car accident attorney to handle your case. Car accidents are a leading cause of injury in this country, and being involved in a car accident can be a life-altering experience. Not only are you concerned for your own or your loved one’s health, but you also have to worry about medical bills, lost income, property damage, insurance companies, and adjusting to life after your accident.
If the accident caused a loved one’s death, you also have your grief to contend with, and you have some financial considerations to make. Let the car accident lawyers at The Bourassa Law Group help you in this difficult time. You don’t have to go through this terrible experience alone.
The car accident attorneys at The Bourassa Law Group know and understand Arizona’s personal injury law and will work hard to get the compensation you need so that you can move forward with your life.
At The Bourassa Law Group, we understand the trying time you are going through and that what is important to you right now is recovery and recuperation. Call us right away at (480) 867-7177 to begin the process of recovering what you’ve lost. Our initial consultation is free.
Why You Need A Car Accident Lawyer in Arizona
Car accident cases can be very complicated and include the causes of the accident, what the drivers were doing, the conditions of the road, surrounding traffic, weather conditions, and possible mechanical malfunctions.
In order to succeed in a car accident injury claim, it has to be proven that another party was or other parties were negligent. With collisions involving a passenger car, this may be the other driver, the company that performed repairs and maintenance on the car, the car designers, the car manufacturer, and/or one of the car’s component manufacturers.
Insurance companies are difficult to deal with because paying compensation means they make less profit for their stockholders. They and their lawyers know all the angles to avoid taking responsibility for the car accident. Our firm has experience with these companies, and we know all the legal strategies they use.
A good car accident attorney will investigate the particular circumstances surrounding your accident and will use the information collected, along with medical records and witness statements, to form a solid case for your compensation.
Why Hire The Bourassa Law Group?
The expert car accident attorneys at The Bourassa Law Group have represented many people throughout Arizona facing the same awful situation as you. We have a record of success that speaks for itself—we have helped our clients who have been in car accidents obtain the large amounts of compensation they needed to put their lives back together.
Your accident has upended your life, and you have important things to focus on besides legal issues: your own or your loved one’s injuries, your family’s well-being, and how this situation will impact your work and your everyday life.
The Bourassa Law Group can fight with the insurance companies and their lawyers on your behalf, to get you the justice to which you are entitled. Don’t speak to an insurance company without talking to us first. Contact us today at (480) 867-7177 for a 100% free consultation about your car accident case.
Common Causes of Car Accidents
Accidents can occur for any number of reasons, but some of the more typical causes are:
- Distracted Driving – Driving while texting, reading, talking on the phone, or performing some other activity is incredibly dangerous, and is a leading cause of car accidents. Last year, Arizona banned handheld cell phone use while driving.
- Drunk Driving- A leading cause of car accident deaths in the United States, driving under the influence of alcohol reduces a driver’s reaction time and distorts their vision and sense of their surroundings.
- Speeding – Another leading cause of car accidents, exceeding the speed limit makes it harder to control a vehicle in a risky situation, and makes slowing or stopping much more difficult.
- Poor weather conditions – Rain, snow, and ice can all make driving extremely dangerous and causes special conditions on the roadway that drivers must make accommodation for in order to avoid an accident.
- Night driving – It is very hard to see road hazards and pedestrians at night, especially if the area is not well-lit.
- Reckless driving – This category can vary, from tailgating to running red lights or changing lanes without signaling.
- Car design or manufacturing defects – If a manufacturer has not taken proper steps regarding defective parts, they may be found negligent in the event of a crash.
Any of these causes or a combination of them may have played a part in your car accident, which is why you need an experienced legal team like The Bourassa Law Group on your side.
Common Injuries in Car Accidents
A victim of a car crash can suffer many different types of injuries from minor to life-altering. Some of the more common injuries seen in car accidents include:
- Back and neck injuries, including whiplash – When extreme force is applied to the neck, causing the head to jerk forward and back, this is known as whiplash. Seen most often in rear-end collisions, which are very common in Arizona, whiplash can damage parts of the spine and neck such as discs, ligaments, muscles, and nerve roots.
- Scrapes and cuts – Many items inside the car or parts of the car’s materials may become a weapon in a crash, cutting into the skin.
- Head and traumatic brain injuries – Head injuries from a hard impact in a car accident could range from a mild concussion to serious brain damage. The impact could cause contusions or bleeding in the brain or skull fractures. The effects of a traumatic brain injury could create the need for long-term or lifetime medical care.
- Bone fractures and breaks – Impact or force on the body can cause the bones to break. Sometimes bone fragments can puncture the skin or other organs, creating serious medical conditions.
- Spinal cord injuries – Damage to the spinal cord can lead to partial or total paralysis.
What Can I Be Compensated for in a Car Accident?
Arizona is an at-fault insurance state, which means that if the other driver is at fault, an accident victim can recover damages in court. The state has a comparative negligence rule, which means that in a trial, victims can be compensated based on the percentage of negligence assigned by the court. The statute of limitations in Arizona is two years from the date of the accident, so it pays to hire a lawyer right away.
Every accident is different, but some of the more common forms of compensation a car accident case might cover are:
- Medical bills – Medical care is expensive, and accident compensation can pay for the care your injuries require.
- Property damage – The value of your vehicle and the things inside and on your person may be covered in a compensation claim.
- Lost wages – Along with all your other expenses, you may need to miss work during your recovery. Your claim could compensate you for the pay you won’t earn, including sick days and vacation days used.
- Pain and suffering – While it is hard to assign a number to your pain, pain and suffering compensation attempts to help with some of the trauma you’ve faced from your accident.
- Loss of consortium – This form of compensation can cover a spouse’s or children’s inability to receive emotional support from a relationship with the victim after the accident.
- Long-term medical care and treatment – Traumatic injuries may require expensive care for the rest of the victim’s life.
- Wrongful death – If a loved one dies because of negligence, a wrongful death case would be called for.
- Burial expenses – In the case that the victim dies, burial or cremation expenses may be covered.
- Loss of household income – If the victim is no longer able to provide for the household, or if the victim dies, this compensation could help the family with their living expenses.
The experienced car accident lawyers at The Bourassa Law Group can investigate all possible avenues of compensation that apply to your case.
Arizona Car Accident Statistics
Here are some important facts related to car accidents in Arizona:
- In 2018, rear-end collisions were the most common type of car accident in Arizona, at 38%.
- Speeding was the most common driver violation in crashes.
- More than one-fourth of fatal car accidents in Arizona in 2018 were alcohol-related.
- There were 1,010 fatalities in Arizona car crashes in 2018, the most in over a decade.
Contact Us Today
If you or someone you love has been in a car accident, you need an experienced Arizona legal team you can trust. [firm name] is a firm that you can count on to fight for you while you take care of all the other things in your life that matter most.
Our knowledgeable and helpful car accident attorneys will give you personalized attention and high-quality legal service and can answer all of your questions about your case. Your success is important to us. Let us be your advocates in this difficult time.
Call us today at (480) 867-7177, or fill out our contact form right away to schedule a free consultation.
Frequently asked questions
The legal definition of a personal injury is when someone’s failure to use reasonable care in a particular situation results in another person’s physical, emotional, or psychological injury. Personal injury cases often rely on the elements of negligence to prove the responsible party’s actions were the cause of the other party’s injuries.
The length of a personal injury case depends on the type of case and various factors, such as the severity of the injury sustained and the duration of necessary treatment. A car accident case might take six months to resolve, while a wrongful death lawsuit could take two years. It all depends on the circumstances surrounding the case.
No. Whether you got hurt in a car accident or on someone else’s property, you should never speak with their liability insurance company about the claim. They try to save money whenever possible and could attempt to trick you into accepting a low settlement amount or intimidate you into dropping the case. Your Denver personal injury lawyer will handle all communication on your behalf.
It depends. A vast majority of personal injury cases settle out of court. When we file a claim with the insurance company, we’ll submit evidence that proves you deserve compensation for your injuries. Sometimes the insurer is willing to settle. Other times, they deny the claim or provide a settlement much lower than you deserve. Under those circumstances, we will file a lawsuit and take the case to court.
Mediation is a step during a lawsuit where both sides meet to try to reach an agreement. The mediator listens to the arguments on both the plaintiff’s and the defendant’s sides and attempts to resolve the issue. If they can reach an agreement, they will settle out of court, and the case will get dismissed. If they can’t resolve the matter, the case will proceed to trial.