Highway Crashes Cause Serious Injuries and Even Death
Vehicle accidents are common occurrences on Arizona roadways. Fortunately, most accidents are minor and result in few damages or injuries. Sometimes, however, accidents are more serious. Accidents on highways are among the most severe because vehicles are often traveling at a high rate of speed. Highway crashes cause serious injuries and deaths. When an accident is due to another’s negligence, the victim may be entitled to compensation.
Negligence in Car Accident Cases
Arizona follows principles of comparative negligence law when assigning fault in an accident. With comparative negligence, each party is responsible for the portion of damages they caused. For example, if an accident is found to be 80% the fault of driver A, and 20% the fault of driver B, the resulting damages are proportioned accordingly.
Protect Your Rights after an Accident
It is imperative that your rights are protected after an accident. An experienced attorney will help gather information and review all aspects of your case to determine the best way to proceed. When injuries are significant, medical costs may be extremely high. Victims may require ongoing treatment, and in some cases, permanent injuries cause a lifelong disability. These costs should be compensated by the responsible party.
Help from a Knowledgeable Attorney
After an accident, the most important thing for you and your family is to focus on your physical and emotional recovery. Personal injury cases can be complex and require guidance from a qualified attorney. Your lawyer knows the current laws and how they apply in your situation. Do not agree to a settlement from an insurance company until your attorney analyzes your case. You should be properly compensated for injuries and damages.
If you or a loved one were injured in a highway accident, do not hesitate to speak with an attorney. The law limits the time to file claims, so it is important to have your case evaluated as soon as possible. Call the skilled legal team at Udall Shumway PLC to schedule a consultation.
This blog should be used for informational purposes only. It does not create an attorney-client relationship with any reader and should not be construed as legal advice. If you or someone you know wishes to seek the help of an experienced personal injury attorney regarding Highway Crashes Cause Serious Injuries, or other personal injury matters, call 480.461.5300. Udall Shumway PLC is located in Mesa, Arizona and is a full service law firm. We assist Individuals, families, businesses, schools and municipalities in Mesa and the Phoenix/East Valley.