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Steps To Take After Being Injured In A Car Accident In Maricopa County

In this article, you will learn:

  • How partial fault in an auto accident can impact your case
  • What to do after being involved in a car accident
  • The statute of limitations for personal injury claims
  • The importance of underinsured or uninsured motorists coverage

First, when you are in a car accident, it’s always a good idea to stay at the scene. 911 should almost always be contacted or some report be filed, and then exchange insurance information, and file the claim. After that, the importance of treatment comes in. If you are injured, seek medical help or treatment because that is the way to prove your injuries by way of medical records. Then it’s always important also to follow your doctor’s recommendations from the first day of treatment until the release day or even after. Once you’re released, if they tell you to do your exercises for the next two weeks or something like that, it’s always important to follow those orders.

How Being Partially At Fault For The Car Accident Can Impact An Arizona Personal Injury Claim

If you’re found for comparative negligence, you contributed to your injury, the impact on your injury case may be that you won’t be fully compensated. If you are held at a specific percentage of liability, you can still go get all of your treatment and things like that, it’s just only that certain percentage will be considered. The client/plaintiff’s damages will be reduced by the proportionate degree of fault.

How Long After A Car Wreck You Have To File A Personal Injury Claim In Arizona

The statute of limitation to file a lawsuit is two years from the date of the accident, but you should file a personal injury claim right away. The statute is for two years, and that’s only for auto accidents. So if it was a dog bite, for example, you would only have one year either to file suit or settle it before. With worker’ comp, when there’s a third party involved, you also have the one-year statue, and then if it’s a notice of claim just because the accident involved the government or public entity, you have 180 days. You have to follow those statute of limitations and either settle your case prior to that statute or file a lawsuit to preserve that statute.

How Being Hit By An Uninsured Or Underinsured Driver In Arizona Can Impact Your Chance Of Financial Recovery

If the driver that caused the accident is uninsured, then you would have to have the uninsured coverage on your policy to be able to reliably recover, and then underinsured is when the at-fault party does not have enough insurance to cover your medical bills, and if your policy carries underinsured, then you’ll be able to then use it.

If Liability Is Clear Do I Still Need To Retain A Personal Injury Attorney For My Car Accident Case?

Absolutely! The reason being that insurance companies are not your friends or there to make life easier. Our office will take over communication so that the insurance company doesn’t twist words and take advantage of you. We will also negotiate your case and obtain the money you deserve.

For more information on Auto Accident Injury Claims In Arizona State, a free initial consultation is your next best step. Get the information and legal answers you are seeking by calling (602) 888-7896 today.

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