Experienced Auto Accident Lawyers for Phoenix and the State of Arizona
Each time we drive we run the risk of being involved in a serious accident. We don’t usually expect it, but mishaps happen every day, and when they do, the aftermath can be devastating. Injury, medical bills, loss of wages and pain and suffering are all issues that stem from vehicle accidents, and are grounds for compensation if negligence of another party can be proven.
At Rabb & Rabb, PLLC our attorneys will thoroughly analyze your case and help you build a strong lawsuit, if necessary.
Determining Fault For an Auto Accident
Arizona is a “fault” state, which means proving fault and liability is going to be the most important part of your case when seeking damages and compensation. In most cases, the driver found to be at-fault will be responsible for financial damages that must be owed to the other injured party, typically through his or her insurance company. Sometimes it’s obvious who was at fault, making proving negligence easy. Other times it isn’t so simple, and there are several things that must be proven in order to make a claim. Drivers owe a legal duty of safety to one another every time they take to the roads, and when a breach of that duty causes injury to another driver, the at-fault party can be held responsible for the accident.
Arizona’s Comparative Fault Laws
You should be aware of Arizona’s comparative fault laws in regards to auto accidents, which means if you are found to be partially at-fault for the injury-causing accident, your financial damages may be reduced. These laws work on a percentage basis – for example, if it was proven that the other driver was 60 percent responsible for the accident but you were 40 percent responsible, you will only receive 60 percent of the final awarded damages. Every situation is different, and speaking with an Arizona auto accident attorney can help you decide what steps to take next.
Statute of Limitations for Vehicle Accidents
The biggest mistake people can make when it comes to injuries sustained in a car accident is waiting too long to make a claim, which is essentially a forfeiture of any monetary damages the injured party may have been entitled to. Don’t make that mistake – if you have been injured in an auto accident, you must act right away if you wish to receive compensation for your injuries.
In Arizona, the statute of limitations for a standard automobile accident is two years from the date of the incident, or three years if the other driver was underinsured or uninsured. If a driver is struck by a public entity on duty, such as a police officer or other public employee, the statute of limitations is a mere six months to serve a claim and one year to file a lawsuit. Thus, acting fast is important when seeking compensation for personal injuries sustained in an auto accident. At Rabb & Rabb, PLLC we shoulder the burden for our clients by handling all the legal issues that may arise in such situations.
Trucking is often a grueling, tiring and thankless job. It can also be one of the most dangerous jobs on the road, as big rigs can cause significant damage and injury in an accident. Traumatic head injuries, spinal cord injuries, severe burns, broken bones, disability and death are all potential consequences, and it’s for this reason that trucking accidents are some of the most complicated and delicate cases Arizona lawyers take on. Southwest Arizona is a hub for trucking traffic, with countless vehicles crossing through every day. If you are a truck driver or have been a part of an accident involving a big rig in Arizona, Rabb & Rabb, PLLC can help.
Why You Need A Truck Accident Lawyer
The potential for injuries and damages listed above are the main reason for pursuing litigation after a trucking accident. A person injured at the fault of the truck driver may be able to hold both the driver and his or her employer liable. But the laws are complicated, especially because trucks travel across county and state lines. There are many federal regulations instated regarding cargo that must also be taken into consideration. All of these factors combine to create a complex case, which can be very difficult to handle on your own. If you have sustained a personal injury as a result of a trucking accident, call the knowledgeable lawyers with Rabb & Rabb, PLLC. We’ll help you through the tangled web of insurance and legal issues and help you get on the track to recovery.
Contact An Arizona Personal Injury Attorney Today
The roads are often dangerous, and there is always a risk that a serious accident will happen. For years Rabb & Rabb, PLLC has helped clients throughout southwest Arizona and beyond get the compensation they need following a personal injury accident. We’re very familiar with auto and trucking laws in Arizona, and our extensive trial and litigation experience allows us to work through the complications involving vehicles on the road. If you have been injured in a collision with another driver and are looking to receive compensation to cover medical bills and lost wages, we can help.