Car Crash Statistics & Injuries in Arizona
Arizona crash statistics show that there were 103,423 reported highway accidents in the state in 2011. Of these accidents, 33,030 involved injury and 754 involved a fatality. Car accidents are the leading cause of personal injury claims across the country since they often result in serious injuries. Common car accident injuries include seat belt injuries, whiplash, cuts and bruises, broken bones, neck and back injuries, brain injuries, and spinal cord injuries. Such damages can result in serious financial stress without compensation, which is why you should contact a Tucson personal injury lawyer from our firm as soon as possible after an accident.
Kinerk, Schmidt & Sethi, PLLC is a highly successful and experienced Tucson personal injury firm and has handled all types of car accident cases, from rear end collisions and vehicle rollovers to drunk driving accidents and fatal car accidents. Car crashes have many causes, including distracted drivers, dangerous roadways, or even tire defects. Our firm has handled countless cases such as these and has successfully recovered more than $100 million in settlements and verdicts for personal injury cases since 1995.
Taking the Right Steps after an Auto Accident in Tucson, AZ
Although no one is ever prepared for an accident, it is important to understand that your ability to secure fair compensation may hinge upon the manner in which you manage the aftermath. For this reason, the Tucson personal injury attorneys at our firm encourage you to keep the following tips in mind after a collision. In doing so, you may be able to maximize your chances of financial recovery.
#1: Document the scene of the accident by taking pictures
- As long as you are able, you should not hesitate to snap a few pictures of the accident—including the damage that was done to your vehicle. Even if you only have a cell phone handy, keeping your own records can help you to build a more effective case later on.
#2: Gather contact information from anyone who witnessed the accident
- If a third party has witnessed the accident, you should not hesitate to gather their contact information. This can help you to prove that the other driver was at fault—especially if they have denied any wrongdoing. If necessary, you can call on this witness to testify.
#3: Do not admit fault or make a statement before speaking with a lawyer
- After an accident, you should avoid making a statement to the other driver and/or their insurance company until you have had the chance to consult an attorney. Even if you do not admit fault, the insurance company may find a way to use your statement against you.
#4: Seek medical attention as soon as circumstances allow
- Seeking medical attention after an accident is crucial. Not only is this important for health purposes, but it will help you to ensure that the extent and nature of your injuries are adequately documented. In some cases, you may not even realize that you were injured.
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Our legal team has more than 120 years of legal experience and will begin preparing your case the moment we accept it. Our approach involves preparing each case for trial from the very beginning. We are known by the insurance companies for our preparation and willingness to try cases, which means that 98% of our cases are able to settle favorably with insurance companies who don't want to go to court.
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