AUTO ACCIDENT INJURIES IN PHOENIX
Why Should You Pick Hastings and Hastings to Handle Your Injury?
An experienced Arizona accident law firm knows how to get you every dollar you deserve in the event you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence. At Hastings and Hastings, we have been serving Arizona for over 40 years, representing injured victims and their families by fighting against the insurance companies to make sure you get all the compensation you deserve. At the end of your case, our discount fee puts more money in YOUR pocket, allowing you to take care of what matters most: your health and your loved ones. If you’ve been injured due to someone else’s carelessness, recklessness or negligence, don’t wait and call today at 480-706-1100.
Remember, at Hastings and Hastings you will ALWAYS meet with a licensed Arizona injury attorney for your FREE initial consultation, and NEVER a paralegal, salesman or intake coordinator. Only a licensed car accident attorney can give you legal advice to help you navigate your case! This is one way other firms cut corners to increase THEIR bottom line. At Hastings and Hastings, for over 40 years we have been doing things the right way, not the easy way, all at a DISCOUNT FEE! Don’t settle for anything less. Contact The Discount Accident Lawyers® at Hastings and Hastings today.
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What To Do After An Accident
The first thing to do if you’ve been in an auto accident is to seek medical attention. This is your number one priority following any car, truck or motorcycle accident. After an accident, your body is flooded with adrenaline which helps to disguise the pain, so you may feel fine immediately after a car crash. It is in your best interest to seek medical attention immediately to check for injuries.
Next, you need to call the police and file a report, as well as collect as much information you can from everyone at the scene. You should take photographs of your vehicle, the other vehicle, and of the scene of the accident if it is safe to take such photos. This valuable evidence helps preserve your claim and protect your rights. You should also seek to obtain the other driver’s information, such as driver’s license, license plates, and insurance policies. It is also important to keep any and all medical records you receive for the injuries you sustained in your accident. Calling an experienced personal injury attorney at Hastings and Hastings can help you navigate this difficult time, and make sure valuable evidence is not lost or destroyed.
If you’ve been in a car accident or motorcycle accident in Phoenix, Chandler, Mesa, Gilbert, Glendale, Peoria, Scottsdale, Casa Grande or anywhere in Arizona, you may need to file a personal injury claim to recover medical costs and other expenses related to the incident. You may not even realize you’ve been injured until days after the accident occurs. Insurance companies want to pay you as little as possible for your injury claims, and fighting them yourself usually does not result in maximum compensation. Hiring an experienced and aggressive law firm who only fights for accident victims will ensure you get all of the compensation you deserve. When your case settles, our Discount Fee puts more money in your pocket. That’s the Hastings and Hastings difference.
Hastings & Hastings has been a household name in Arizona for personal injury lawyers for over 40 years. We have the experience and reputation that can help you when dealing with the insurance company and fighting the tactics they may utilize to try to minimize the value of the motor vehicle accident, as well as your injuries. We fight for you against the insurance companies so you can focus on what matters most: healing and getting better for you and your family.
Your Personal Injury Claim: Helpful Tips For What To Do Following Any Car, Truck, or Motorcycle Accident
No one wants to be in an accident. They usually happen fast and without warning. Many victims are in shock, and when you’re not thinking clearly, it can be easy to make simple mistakes. At Hastings and Hastings, we have seen virtually everything in our 40 years of serving Arizona accident victims, and we do not want you to make the same mistakes we have seen others make.
1. Always Call the Police Following an Accident
When the police arrive at the scene, they create an official report that preserves valuable evidence of your car accident and injury claim. This report is one of the most basic pieces of evidence in a personal injury claim. You may feel confused at the scene and the other party may not want to involve the police, but it is always the best idea to call 911 and have an official report made. The police can also help summon medical attention. The officers are experienced in looking for the common signs of fault in an accident, and will typically ticket or cite the at-fault driver. Often, police in Arizona are wearing cameras that can also preserve valuable evidence of your injury and property damage claims.
Bottom Line: Always call the police following any car, truck or motorcycle accident to create an official report to document your accident.
2. Always Seek Medical Treatment Following an Accident
When you are in shock, it’s hard to realize you are in shock, let alone feel the full extent of what has happened to your body following an accident. Seeking proper medical care as quickly as possible after an accident is essential for both your health and a your personal injury claim.
Bottom Line: Always seek medical treatment following a car accident.
3. Do Not Post About the Accident on Your Social Media, But Do Take Photographs at the Scene
Posting about your life on social media is commonplace in our world today. You may feel protected because your accounts are set to private. However, once you’ve been in a car, truck, or motorcycle accident, insurance companies can gain access to your social media accounts, including your private posts, as they are still considered public under the law. No matter how harmless the post may seem to you, it’s essential that you do not post anything about your accident on social media. However, it is important to take photos at the scene of your accident to help preserve valuable evidence for your claim, just do not post these photos on your social media.
Bottom Line: Do not post about your accident on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, or any other social media channel. Try to take photographs on your phone if it safe to do so, and only share them with your attorney.
4. Consult an Experienced, Reputable Personal Injury Attorney at Hastings and Hastings
Consulting a Phoenix Auto Accident Lawyer or personal injury attorney in Phoenix after an auto accident is the best way to successfully file and win a personal injury case. You’ve been through enough stress with the accident and everything that has followed. Our team of personal injury lawyers have over 125 years of combined experienced. We have been serving Arizona for over 40 years and fighting aggressively for accident victims just like you. Having someone you trust on your side removes the stress and ensures you have the best chance of getting the compensation you deserve.
At Hastings and Hastings, helping accident injury victims is all we do. Your initial consultation is always with an experienced, Arizona licensed attorney, and never a paralegal or salesman. Call 480-706-1100 today for a FREE CONSULTATION to see if you have a case. When your case settles, our discount fee puts more money in YOUR pocket. Most attorneys charge 33.3%-45% of your settlement, which we don’t think is fair. Don’t settle for anything less: call Hastings and Hastings today.
Bottom Line: Call Hastings and Hastings TODAY at 480-706-1100 if you have been injured in an accident.
Property Damage and Personal Injury
While a personal injury settlement is separate than a property damage settlement (fixing your car), they are very much related. Getting a proper estimate and returning your vehicle to a pre-accident state is essential to demonstrate how much true damage was done to a vehicle. This also aids in showing how you were injured, and the extent of your injuries. Insurance companies often “low ball” a client’s property damage in an effort to try to minimize and even eliminate a client’s personal injury claim. This is why, at Hastings & Hastings, we always recommend that you speak to an attorney before dealing with any insurance company, including your own.
At Hastings & Hastings we understand that car accidents can cause all types of injuries. These injuries can range from neck and back pain, to much more severe and permanent injuries, or in the worst case — a fatality. Hastings & Hastings offers over 125 years of combined legal experience in handling all types of accident injuries and we urge you to call now to schedule an appointment to meet with an experienced attorney, not a salesman.
Resource: Arizona Crash Statistics 2019