If you’re in an automobile accident, there may be a lot of thoughts going through your mind. You may find yourself thinking about how to get your car back on the road, what to do about your injuries, how you’re going to return to work, what’s going to happen with your insurance, and what will happen to the other people involved in the crash. With yearly costs of medical bills and work loss in Arizona exceeding $1 billion, those questions are easily justified, but a lot of them have answers that depend on the severity of the crash. One question that can be answered more definitively though is whether or not you should hire an attorney, to which the answer is more than likely, “Yes.”
Even if an accident doesn’t seem severe at first, repair bills can add up and injuries, like whiplash or a herniated disc in the back, can present themselves long after the initial crash. Having a lawyer handling your case can make developments like this much easier to resolve as you inform them of the situation. This can also be especially helpful if you’re experiencing problems with your insurance company or another driver’s insurer.
If you’re involved in an accident that resulted from the fault of another driver, you need to be able to prove negligence in order to potentially win your case. This is not a matter to be taken lightly, as the costs of medical bills and lost work can financially ruin someone and proving negligence is not a simple matter. A lawyer with experience in auto accidents can perform the discovery process necessary to find evidence to help prove the fault of the other driver and help you settle your case or take it to trial if necessary. Similarly, if you’re on the receiving end of a lawsuit, you’ll want to find an attorney to help you defend yourself in the case and avoid paying out damages you were not responsible for.
When it comes to automobile accidents, Arizona laws apply a rule of comparative negligence to them, meaning that the parties involved can each be assigned a percentage of the blame and may have to pay a part of the damages of the accident based off of this. So even if the other party involved in your accident is only partially at fault, you may have a chance at recovering some money based on the nature of the crash. Being able to prove the degree of fault is something you’ll want an experienced attorney to help you with, as the more the other party is at fault, the more money you may receive to help with your repair and medical bills.
The Escamilla Law Group, PLLC has over 55 years of combined experience in handling personal injury cases. Call us at 623-562-3838 for a free consultation regarding your potential case. The effects of an accident can be far-reaching and you don’t want an already difficult situation to become more complicated. Contact the Escamilla Law Group, PLLC and ask us the questions that you need answered to continue recovering from your accident.