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Motor Vehicle Accidents

Posted On 09/14/20

Can I Sue an Insurance Company for Denying My Claim?

The claims process as someone with a serious personal injury in Arizona can be complicated. You might have a valid claim and proof that someone else negligently caused your injuries, only to receive a claim denial from that person’s insurance carrier. Knowing when a denial is valid and when to fight back by going to trial is something a personal injury lawyer can help you with. A lawyer can also walk you through the court process, if necessary. How to Appeal an Insurance Denial An insurance company lawfully must give its reason for denying your claim in Arizona. Read the denial letter you received from the insurance company carefully, or...

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Posted On 08/10/20

What Is the Average Settlement Payout for Whiplash Injury?

Of the many injuries an auto accident can cause, whiplash is one of the most common. It is a widely misunderstood injury. While it is true that whiplash can be minor, it can also cause severe damage to the ligaments and tendons of the neck that impact a victim for months or more. A serious whiplash injury could cause significant pain and suffering, physical immobility, lost wages, and many other economic and noneconomic damages for a victim. These damages may be compensable if someone else caused the whiplash injury. What Is a Whiplash Injury? Whiplash is the term coined for a neck injury that typically occurs from the head and...

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Posted On 07/24/20

Who Is at Fault in a Car Accident Changing Lanes?

Every year in Arizona, hundreds of vehicle collisions occur when drivers try to change lanes. Lane changes are dangerous and a common complaint in car accident claims. Lane-change accidents can be catastrophic if they occur at high speeds on freeways in Arizona or if they involve large vehicles such as big rigs. If you or a loved one has been in a car accident while changing lanes, a Phoenix personal injury lawyer could help you determine fault. Assigning Fault in a Car Accident Involving Changing Lanes As a driver injured in a car accident in Arizona, you will turn to the insurance provider of the party at fault for benefits...

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Posted On 07/20/20

Who Pays in a Car Accident Lawsuit?

A car accident in Arizona can cost thousands of dollars in medical bills, vehicle repairs and lost wages from missed time at work. As the victim of a serious car accident, you may not have to pay for these expenses if you did not cause the wreck. Arizona is a fault-based car accident state, meaning the person who caused the car accident will be responsible for paying damages. Determining and proving fault to get someone to pay, however, may take assistance from a car accident attorney. Proving Liability for a Car Accident in Arizona In a fault-based insurance state, victims with damages from a car accident must prove someone else’s...

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Posted On 07/16/20

Right-of-Way Laws in Arizona

The right-of-way is something one road user yields, or gives, to another in certain situations. It refers to the right to use the road. When a driver yields the right-of-way to a pedestrian, for example, the driver will stop and wait while the pedestrian crosses the street. All roadway users need to know and obey Arizona’s right-of-way laws. Otherwise, the failure to yield could cause a collision. At 4-Way Stops Four-way stops can have steady traffic lights, blinking lights or stop signs. With a steady traffic light, a driver must wait for the light to turn green before proceeding into the intersection. If turning at a stoplight, the driver must...

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Posted On 06/29/20

What Is Considered Property Damage in a Car Accident?

Auto accident claims generally involve two main types of damages: medical bills and property repairs. When a car accident damages property, such as vehicles and their contents, owners have the right to pursue compensation for repairs or replacements from at-fault parties in Arizona. Knowing how to seek fair compensation for your property damages after a car accident can help you get the most out of your claim. What Compensation Can You Get for Your Auto Property Damage Claim? An auto property damage claim seeks compensation for a damaged vehicle. It focuses on the dents, scratches and other damage a car incurred in the collision, as well as how much it...

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