Hurt In An Automobile Collision?
A car accident can be a scary and traumatizing event. When you’re already dealing with injuries and missing work, navigating insurance hurdles can be overwhelming. You don’t have to do it alone.
The Gill Law Firm is a well-respected Phoenix personal injury firm. We dedicate our practice to the representation of the seriously injured and their families. Here, you will find trusted guidance and peace of mind through all stages of your auto accident claim.
You can trust that with our team on your side, your case is in good hands. Our lawyers have obtained numerous seven-figure settlements and verdicts in traffic accident cases.
We represent people who have been injured in all kinds of car accidents, including:
- Distracted driving accidents
- Truck accidents
- Drunk driving accidents
- Motorcycle crashes
- Speeding-related accidents
- Pedestrian accident claims
- Rear-end collisions
- T-bone collisions
- Head-on collisions
- Bicycle accident claims
- And more
Understanding Liability In Arizona Car Accident Cases
When liability is in question, it is important to understand the terms ‘legal duty’ or ‘duty of care’. Simply put, every driver that gets behind the wheel has a basic legal duty to operate that vehicle with reasonable care.
When a driver causes a collision due to negligence – meaning the collision would not have occurred had the driver been more careful in some way – they can be at fault and be held responsible for the accident.
Although the list of legal and factual variables is a long one, it comes down to a few categories:
- Whose fault is it?
- Why or how did it happen?
- What was the result or damage, and who is financially responsible?
Once the information is gathered and analyzed, our attorneys can put together a legal claim for compensation. Sometimes that compensation can be through various channels including negotiations, litigation or even a trial.
What To Do After A Car Accident
Your best defense is to know your rights before you get in an accident. Then if the day ever comes, you’ll be prepared. In any given collision, there are complexities that are important to be aware of and understand.
When you’re in shock after an accident, the first thing you think about won’t be statute of limitations (legal deadline for filing a case), insurance coverage, uninsured motorists, fault and no-fault accidents, poor road conditions, weather variables, witness testimonials, injuries, medical bills or missed work.
The first thing you will think about is your safety, your family and your livelihood. And you should take swift action to get medical treatment and accurate diagnoses.
Document Everything Now So You Have The Foundation For A Strong Case Later
If you’re able to safely gather evidence at the scene, try to:
- Get contact information for witnesses
- Take photos of the collision and property damage
- Secure the contact information, license plate and insurance information from the other parties involved in the accident
- Write down what happened, while your memory is still fresh
Memories fade quickly, so it’s wise to preserve the details while they are still fresh in your memory than waiting and risking them becoming hazy.