Car Accidents

car accident

Our law firm often assists people who have been injured in car accidents. Anyone who drives a vehicle in the State of Arizona must exercise due care to not hurt others. The failure to drive with care can be considered negligence and the defendant can be held accountable for your medical bills, physical injuries, lost wages, and other damages from the accident.

If you have been hurt in an auto accident, you may be entitled to recover compensation. At Abels & Annes, P.C. we also work with those involved in car crashes, pedestrian accidents, bike accidents, bus accidents, truck accidents, and motorcycle accidents. Our Phoenix car accident attorneys know what it takes to protect your rights and the financial wellbeing of you and your family following a serious or fatal accident.

The number of people killed in traffic crashes each year rivals those who die by gun violence. In 2011, more than 32,000 motorists were killed in traffic crashes, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. More than 100,000 Arizona auto accidents were reported that year, claiming 754 lives and injuring more than 33,000, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.

Often, the at-fault motorist does not carry auto insurance as required by Arizona law. However, you could still have a claim. Many insurance policies have uninsured and under-insured motorist coverage, allowing you to make a claim against your own policy.

Legal Help for Traffic Accidents in Arizona

The NHTSA states that twenty-six percent of Americans sixteen and older have been injured in an auto accident and had medical treatment at some point in their lifetime. Fifty-six percent of the injured required additional medical care at a later date. More than 2 million motorists a year seek medical attention as a result of a traffic collision.

More than 33,000 injury accidents occur each year in Arizona, according to AZDOT. Another 70,000 property-damage crashes occur. Eighty percent of the state’s traffic collisions occur in urban areas and 80,000 involve more than one vehicle.

Injuries from Phoenix auto accidents can be severe, ranging from neck and back injuries, fractures that require surgical repair, head trauma, and sometimes death. Crashes at intersections and those involving speeding, drunk or distracted drivers are among the most common.

Abels & Annes, P.C. has a history of dealing with car accident cases. The defendant's insurance company will want to resolve your claim for the lowest amount of money possible, and you should have a law firm on your side that is experienced in handling personal injury and wrongful death claims. Understanding the extent of your injuries and the likelihood of future occupational or medical complications are the first steps toward building a case to recover lost wages, medical expenses and other damages.

Commercial Driving Accidents in Arizona

For many people, driving is just a part of their workday. When we think of commercial driving accidents, we typically think of accidents with buses, tractor-trailers or other large, commercial vehicles. But the truth of the matter is that transportation accidents are the leading cause of work-related death in the United States, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Delivery drivers, sales people, law enforcement and many other types of employees drive as part of their workday. In fact, the National Safety Council reports 1 in 4 crashes involve a cell-phone distracted driver and many of those drivers are behind the wheel as part of their responsibilities on the job. Employers who fail to establish cell-phone policies may be exposing themselves to liability.

Those who are injured on the job in a transportation accident are typically entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. A worker injured in a collision should always have an experienced Arizona personal injury attorney review the case. In many instances, an at-fault driver or other third party may also be responsible for damages. Motorists who are injured in an accident with a commercial vehicle will also need legal help. Frequently, a company’s liability insurance may offer additional protection in the amount of $2 million or more.

Legal Help for Phoenix Traffic Accidents – Free Consultation

Whether you are a year-around or seasonal resident of Arizona, or just here on vacation, Abels & Annes, P.C. is dedicated to protecting your rights by holding the at-fault parties and their insurance companies responsible. We have the knowledge, experience and resources necessary to protect your rights and to fight for the compensation you deserve. Anyone who has been involved in a serious or fatal traffic crash should speak to a personal injury law firm before agreeing to any settlement.

Contact us immediately if you have been hurt in an Arizona car accident. We offer a free and confidential consultation to discuss your rights. There is no fee unless you win your case.

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Car Accident Settlements

Here are some of the results our accident lawyers have achieved in auto cases:

$825,000 – Settled claim for a plaintiff who was struck in the rear by a commercial vehicle. As a result of the accident she sustained a herniated disc in her lumbar spine and had to undergo surgery.

$600,000 – Reached an insurance policy limits settlement on behalf of the family of a passenger that was killed in an accident. We obtained $500,000 from the defendant's insurance carrier, and an additional $100,000 on an uninsured motorist claim due to the fact that a second defendant had no insurance.

$460,000 – Represented a plaintiff who underwent surgeries to repair a herniated disc. The car crash was caused when a driver did not yield when pulling away from a stop sign, striking our client's car.

$250,000 – Settled a claim for driver who was involved in an accident with an uninsured driver. Car accident lawyers at our office pursued an uninsured motorist claim and collected the insurance policy limits. The plaintiff had to undergo surgery to repair a herniated disc that was suffered in the collision.

$220,000 – Represented the family of two children who were fatally injured after an intoxicated driver crossed a center line and hit the plaintiff's vehicle. The defendant was uninsured, so we successfully pursued an uninsured motorist claim and collected the insurance policy limits.

$200,000 – Settled claim on behalf of a client who was hit by a drunk driver. The plaintiff sustained two herniated discs in the accident.

$153,000 – Our office filed a lawsuit on behalf of a driver who sustained back injuries due to a defendant's negligence. Eventually both parties agreed to participate in a binding arbitration. A retired judge who heard the case returned a decision in favor of the plaintiff.

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