Unfortunately, car accidents are a common occurrence in Arizona. In 2018, there were a total of 127,056 reported car accidents. Many of these reported accidents involved injuries and property damage. If you live in Arizona, the chances are that you have been involved in a car accident at one point in your life. A car accident can cause a tremendous amount of stress and anxiety for those involved. From dealing with physical injuries to getting your vehicle repaired to obtaining a rental vehicle, to dealing with the insurance companies, the process can be frustrating, time-consuming, and stressful.
At Wade and Nysather, we have over 25 years of experience handling car accident cases. We have the experience and knowledge necessary to make sure you receive the compensation you legally deserve. Also, unlike other law firms, we will handle your property damage claim at no extra charge to you. If you or someone you know is injured in an automobile accident, we encourage you to call us for a free initial consultation and case evaluation.
TYPES OF COMPENSATION
If you have been involved in an automobile accident due to the fault of another person, you are entitled to receive compensation that will put you in the same or similar position you were in before the accident. The types of compensation you may be entitled to include, but are not limited to:
HOW DO I RECEIVE COMPENSATION?
Generally, when you are injured in an accident, the driver responsible for the accident will have liability insurance. This insurance will include coverage for your bodily injury and your property damage. Sometimes this insurance coverage will be sufficient to cover your damages and put you in the same position you were in before the accident. However, sometimes, the insurance coverage will not be enough or there will not be any insurance coverage at all. In these circumstances, you may have to sue the other driver and go after his or her personal assets, or you may need to make a claim with your insurance company for your underinsured and/or uninsured motorist benefits.
In other instances, there may be sufficient insurance coverage, but the insurance company will not agree to pay you fair and just compensation. In these situations, you may need to file a lawsuit, and have a jury decide the amount of your damages.
Regardless of the circumstances, if you have been injured in an accident, it is important that you consult with an attorney as soon as possible. Remember, there are certain deadlines within which you must file a lawsuit against the negligent driver, or your claim will be lost forever. These are called the statute of limitations. Also, the insurance company for the negligent driver wants to settle your case for as little as possible. They may even attempt to call you immediately after an accident in an effort to get you to settle for pennies on the dollar. Do not fall for this trick. Instead, call Wade & Nysather for a free initial consultation and case evaluation.
What Do I Do If I Am In An Accident?
Often times, the immediate aftermath of an accident can be an emotional time. You may be scared, confused, or frustrated. You may also feel a rush of adrenaline. Regardless, it important to try to stay calm and do the following: