Every year, millions of people sustain serious injuries in car accidents on Arizona highways and interstates. Whether you are a resident of Glendale, Phoenix, Mesa, Cave Creek, Scottsdale or Tempe it is essential that you consult with an Arizona car accident lawyer that is capable of protecting your rights. At Thomas C. Wilmer, P.C. we represent clients in the areas mentioned above as well as those in Payson, Gilbert, Flagstaff, Ahwatukee, Queen Creek, Peoria, Chandler, and Surprise. We believe that you deserve justice and fair compensation for the injuries you have sustained; we work aggressively on your behalf.
WHAT TO DO AFTER AN ACCIDENT
- Dial 911 and report the accident and your injuries
- Ensure that a police report is generated and that you receive an information exchange card which contains the opposing driver's contact and insurance information. Make sure that the exchange card has the police report number
- If you are injured, immediately seek medical treatment even if you feel that your injuries are minor. It is important that you follow-up with a medical practitioner as soon as possible
- Obtain the name, address and telephone number of any witnesses to the incident
- If you have a camera or cell phone capable of taking pictures, take as many pictures of the accident as possible
- Take photographs of any injuries, scars, bruises, burns, etc.
- Do not give a statement to adverse party's insurance carrier
- Do not sign any forms sent to you by the adverse party's insurance carrier
- Contact an Arizona injury attorney
DO I NEED AN ATTORNEY?
Studies have shown that injured parties representing themselves receive substantially less compensation than those represented by a Phoenix personal injury attorney. Insurance adjusters and claims representatives undergo extensive training on how to evaluate claims and offer settlements. The policies and protocols that they follow are very different when an injured victim is retained by an attorney.
Following an accident, it is most important that you focus on your physical recovery. Your worry and focus on investigating the circumstances surrounding your accident, ensuring that all of your damages are developed, seek a reasonable settlement and, if that fails, file a lawsuit. A Scottsdale personal injury attorney with experience in negotiating settlement offers and litigating cases before judge or jury will obtain a better financial result that if you handle the claim yourself. An experienced attorney will have expertise in evaluating your physical injuries, ensuring that the appropriate follow-up medical treatment is accomplished and ensuring that the total extent of your injuries and medical needs, past and future, are known. An experienced attorney also has a number of resources available to include crash reconstruction accident specialists, independent medical examiners, vocational rehabilitation expert, etc.
An experienced attorney will also be knowledgeable with respect to the everchanging laws to include an injured person's rights and obligations in reimbursing healthcare providers and medical and disability plans. Not all healthcare providers or insurance companies are legally entitled to reimbursement of medical expenses from any recovery that you receive. Notwithstanding, many insurance companies and plans make such claims and uneducated people roll over and pay reimbursement. If you are represented by able counsel, he or she will be able to determine whether or not the reimbursement request is valid and, if so, will also be a position to negotiate a reduction in certain circumstances.
Under Arizona law, motorists are required to carry minimum liability insurance. Sometimes drivers are uninsured. Under all circumstances, a thorough investigation of insurance coverage to include liability, uninsured, underinsured and umbrella coverage exists. An investigation into commercial general liability coverage should also be undertaken. Thomas C. Wilmer, P.C. is experienced in investigating these coverages and will carefully search to ensure all coverage is known.
In the United States, one person is involved in an auto crash every 10 seconds; many of these accidents result in fatalities. When an automobile accident is due to another party's negligence, you may be entitled to costs associated with your injuries. We will work hard to determine the value of your claim, providing sound legal counsel and guidance. Depending on your individual situation, you may be eligible for compensation of medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering and other expenses.
Car crashes are the biggest cause of injury deaths for those ages 33 and under in the United States. There are numerous reasons that car accidents take place. Some of these include drunk driving, speeding, ignoring traffic signals or stop signs and not using the proper signals when turning. Distracted driving is a huge concern today as motorists attempt to text or talk on a cell phone while behind the wheel. No matter what caused the accident, it is essential that you secure the services of a reputable Arizona car accidents attorney who is skilled, compassionate and capable.
When you are driving along to work or school or running errands, you never expect to become the victim in a car accident - but the unexpected does happen. Every day people face serious and even fatal injuries in car crashes that are the fault of someone else. Without legal counsel, you could be facing devastating financial issues should you require extensive medical treatment, rehabilitation or be unable to work for an extended period of time. We work aggressively to prove the responsibility of those who were negligent.
If you are in need of an Arizona car accidents lawyer you can depend on for the best possible outcome, count on Thomas C. Wilmer, P.C. We work hard on behalf of our clients, going above and beyond to make sure that justice is served.
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