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Scottsdale Car Accident Attorney

According to Arizona Crash Facts, over 121,000 car accidents occurred in a single recent year in Arizona. With more and more people traveling and commuting daily to work since the lifting of pandemic restrictions, accident numbers are rising in Scottsdale and throughout the Phoenix area.

If you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident, you may be juggling managing mounting medical bills, ongoing treatment for your injuries, and lost time at work on top of the pain your injuries cause. While you’re busy working on your recovery, the thought of taking on resistant insurance companies may be daunting. Their goal is always to take in more money in premiums than they pay out in claims and adjusters may find ways to undervalue your claim or deny it altogether. Find out how a Phoenix accident attorney can help.

The car accident attorneys at Hastings & Hastings PC in Scottsdale understand how to defend your rights to compensation after a car accident. Our decades-long reputation in the Scottsdale area gives our team the legal resources and skills to defend your interests against powerful insurance companies to maximize your chance for a substantial payout on your damages.

Common Car Accident Injuries

Some of the most significant and deadly injuries occur in car accidents from blunt force trauma to various parts of the body. Some common injuries from these accidents include the following:

  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Back and neck injuries, sometimes with spinal cord damage
  • Bone fractures
  • Organ damage
  • Amputations
  • Burns
  • Scarring and disfigurement

All of these significant injuries require medical treatment and missed work days. Some injuries result in long-term impacts, including disability or even death. When an injury occurs due to the negligence of another party, the results are even more distressing. A Scottsdale Arizona accident attorney will advocate for you against powerful insurance companies during negotiations or in court if necessary to secure the best possible payout on your injury damages.

How Do You Prove Liability in Arizona?

Before you can recoup your economic and non-economic damages after a car accident, you must prove the other party liable for your injuries. This requires an investigation to find evidence to show liability, whether the fault was another driver’s actions, the city or county that didn’t properly maintain signal lights, traffic signs, or road conditions, or a vehicle or parts manufacturer. Arizona accident victims must prove the following to show liability:

  • That the defendant owed them a reasonable duty of care to keep them and others safe
  • That they breached their duty of care by their actions or inaction
  • That their breach of duty directly caused the victim to suffer an injury
  • That the injury has led to significant economic and non-economic losses

How Your Scottsdale Car Accident Attorney Can Help

The skilled team at Hastings & Hastings PC can maximize your chances of a substantial settlement or positive jury verdict through a diligent investigation of the evidence in your case. By building a case to show liability and highlight your damages, you underscore your right to compensation. Our team will do the following:

  • Scrutinize accident reports and the police report
  • Look at photo or video evidence of the scene
  • Interview eyewitnesses
  • Review your medical records and bills
  • Hire experts to reconstruct the accident scene if necessary
  • Use medical experts to explain your injury and the impacts on your life quality

No one should have to take on the legal system alone while they are busy recovering from a car accident.

What Compensation Can You Expect for Your Car Accident Case?

The state of Arizona acknowledges two types of damages from car accidents, economic and non-economic. After your car accident, you may be eligible to receive compensation for both types. Your Scottsdale car accident lawyer will carefully craft a compelling demand letter to negotiate compensation for the following damages:

  • Medical expenses (present and future)
  • Lost wages and future lost earnings
  • Lowered earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish, PTSD, anxiety, and depression
  • Loss of consortium (Consortium is the ability to enjoy the physical and emotional connection to a spouse or loved one, and/or the ability to engage in play and support of children)
  • Diminished quality of life or enjoyment of life

While gaining financial compensation cannot erase an accident or heal an injury, it can alleviate financial burdens so you can get the medical care you need and take care of your family while you heal.

What You Should Do After a Car Accident in Arizona

In cases of severe injury, you shouldn’t do anything at the accident scene but focus on your safety and health and wait for first responders. However, if you’re physically able to move without causing further injury, and you can keep a cool head, the following steps will help to protect your physical health and financial future:

  • Move to the shoulder of the road or a safe location nearby (never leave the scene of an accident)
  • Call 911 and report your location and the accident
  • If necessary, give comfort and reasonable aid to any other injured victims
  • Use your phone to collect the contact information of other drivers and eyewitnesses to the accident
  • Use your phone to photograph the damaged vehicles, license tags, and accident scene
  • Accept transport to the hospital by paramedics
  • Tell the doctor about every injury and symptom and ask for detailed notes in your medical report
  • Follow all your doctor’s instructions for treatment and fill every prescription
  • Ask for a copy of the accident report from your local police
  • Call a Scottsdale car accident attorney for a free consultation before speaking to insurance representatives

The aftermath of a car accident is frightening and chaotic, but by remaining calm and following these steps you’ll be better able to support your own physical and financial recovery later.

Why Should You Choose Hastings & Hastings for a Scottsdale Car Accident Claim?

When you need a Scottsdale personal injury attorney, it helps to know that our Scottsdale legal team has a long local history of defending the rights of accident victims against insurance companies and in court with a strong record of success. We will investigate your accident to craft a compelling case on your behalf to maximize your chances of substantial compensation for your damages. Our 90 years of combined experience allows us to operate on a contingency fee basis so we get paid only when we succeed in your claim.

Call us today to learn about our discounted rates with a free evaluation of your case.