Car Accident FAQ

Common Car Accident Questions

Answers from a Phoenix Car Accident Lawyer

Following a car accident, victims and their loved ones often have questions about their rights and the next steps in their quest for a recovery of damages. At Salvador Phillips, PLLC, our personal injury lawyers are available 24/7 to address all questions and concerns from victims who want to begin the legal process in the best position to secure the compensation they deserve.

Below are some of the most common questions we hear from individuals who have just been involved in a range of auto accidents. If you have additional questions related to your particular situation, we invite you to request a FREE consultation!

Who can be held liable for my accident and injuries?

In most auto accidents, victims have a pretty good idea of who can be held accountable for the accident. Still, in order to meet the legal elements involved in a personal injury claim, investigations, evaluations, and preparation are essential. For example, our lawyers work diligently to prove that another party’s negligence or wrongful acts more likely than not caused you harm. This can happen when a driver operates a vehicle under the influence, while distracted, when committing some type of violation, or in many other ways. The most important thing is to establish fault and liability, and our lawyers have extensive experience doing just that.

Should I accept the insurance company’s offer?

Never accept an insurance company’s offer without first speaking to a qualified attorney. Remember, insurance companies make their money by collecting premiums from policyholders, not by paying out expensive claims to victims and families. Unfortunately, the insurance company is not on your side and they will work to minimize or deny your personal injury claim as much as possible. By accepting an offer from the insurance company after any type of auto accident, you risk accepting compensation far less than what you could have

How much is my case worth?

Because every case is unique, it’s difficult to assign value without carefully analyzing all of the facts and circumstances involved. That being said, our Phoenix car accident attorneys always work to recover the maximum compensation possible by fully illustrating the damages our clients suffered. These damages may include economic, non-economic, and punitive damages such as:

  • Medical bills
  • Future medical treatment
  • Lost work earnings
  • Diminished earning capacity
  • Property damage
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of companionship
  • Disfigurement
  • Mental / emotional anguish

Do I really need an attorney?

There is no legal requirement in Arizona that mandates legal representation. However, when you go up against insurance companies with little experience – and while struggling with injuries or a recovery – you risk unfair compensation at every turn. When you work with our team, our lawyers handle all of the complexities of your claim so you don’t have to. We educate you about your rights and the options you have available, and we use our experience and resources to leverage the maximum recovery possible.

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