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A Third Party is Responsible for My Car Accident and Injuries. What Are My

It is certainly not anyone’s plan to get involved in a car crash. However, unfortunately these types of accidents are more and more common throughout the United States. Any involvement in this type of traumatic event has the potential to change a person’s life for the long-term, especially if significant injuries are sustained.

The Arizona Department of Transportation reports that in 2017, a total of 127,064 car crashes occurred in the state. Among these, 919 deaths and 37,823 injuries resulted. In addition, 88,322 of these crashes caused property damage. There was a 0.02 percent increase in the number of car crashes between 2016 and 2017.

Car crash fatalities also increased by about five (5) percent between 2016 and 2017. In addition, alcohol-related deaths increased from the previous year by nearly 6 percent. Urban deaths increased by nearly three (3) percent. Rural fatalities from car crashes increased by 7.83 percent.

On average in Arizona each day, 2.74 people lost their lives due to a car accident and 152 people were injured.

Your rights after a car crash

In Phoenix and throughout the state of Arizona, you have a number of rights you may exercise after participating in a car crash involving a liable third-party to the incident. These include:

  • The right to receive compensation for personal injuries or property damage sustained. You may pursue a legal claim against any party that bears responsibility for the accident.
  • The right to speak to witnesses to the crash and direct them to relate their story to the police for inclusion in the official police report
  • The right to call the police or any law enforcement personnel with responsibility in the area to file an official accident report
  • The right to remain silent – you are not required to speak to any other party to the accident, including the insurance company of the other party or an insurance investigator
  • The right to take photographs of the scene, including damage to your vehicle, your injuries, and any other possible relevant evidence
  • The right to access and obtain medical care for your injuries
  • It is vitally important to understand your rights and exercise them in the wake of a car crash and associated injuries you have suffered in Arizona. By exercising your rights, you will increase your opportunity to achieve a successful outcome with your claim. The insurance companies may attempt to limit or even negate your claim, especially if there is reasonable doubt they can assert about the other party’s liability. Working with a strong, competent, and experienced Phoenix car crash attorney can help ensure you do not leave anything on the table with your case.

    At Plattner Verderame, P.C., you can count on our Phoenix car accident lawyers to work vigorously on your behalf to protect your rights and help you secure the compensation you deserve for your car crash injuries. We can help you maneuver through any obstacles set up by insurance companies or medical providers to help you get the financial recovery you need. To arrange a free consultation, call us today or visit our website.

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