Have you or a loved one been injured in an accident? Check out these 4 car accident tips, then contact our Arizona office to schedule a free consultation.
After a Car Accident
If you’ve been injured in a car crash in the state of Arizona, you probably want to know what to do next. You should try to get as much information as you can. You want to make sure you take photographs of the scene if you can, or have somebody else do that as soon as possible. You have to take photographs of the vehicles involved. You need to make sure you get to your doctors and get medical treatment so you start on the healing process. Once you see a doctor, you need to follow the doctor’s advice and do what they ask you to do and be compliant in their orders.
You need to contact an attorney who can help you in preserving the evidence. Witnesses will disappear, the evidence will disappear, and electronic data will disappear. You want to hire an attorney who can help you in gathering all of that information and preserving it.
You also want to make sure that you hire the right attorney. You want to hire somebody with the experience to handle your case who has handled those type of cases in the past and has done so successfully. You want to hire somebody who focuses on that type of case, so they know the issues that come up and know what to do in those circumstances. You want to hire somebody who’s a trial lawyer and can take your case from the beginning to the end, as far as the insurance company wants to push it to make sure that you get a fair resolution.
Choosing a Car Accident Attorney
If you’re trying to select an attorney for a car crash in the state of Arizona, you want to look at a couple of different things. You want to make sure the attorney has the experience in dealing with car crashes and successfully handling those cases. You want to make sure that your attorney focuses on car crash cases. You don’t need somebody who’s doing bankruptcy, wills and trusts, a little criminal law, and a little bit of car crash. You want somebody who does it on a regular basis, is familiar with the areas of law, and can handle that.
One other thing that’s really important is to consider getting a trial attorney. If you need to go to trial, you want to be prepared and you want your case from the beginning to be heading that direction, so insurance companies know you’re serious as well. They will deal with you better knowing that you have somebody who’s not afraid to take the case to trial.
Car Accident Attorney Fees
If you’ve been involved in a car crash in the state of Arizona, you may be worried about being able to afford an attorney. If you hire us, everything we do from that point forward is at our expense. We’re covering the cost of preserving the evidence, and getting the discovery completed. The only time you pay us is when we get a successful resolution of the case.
Mistakes to Avoid After a Car Accident
In dealing with Arizona car crashes, we’ve been able to put together a pretty good list of things that you shouldn’t do. We’ve had a lot of people come to us a little bit too late. We have people who don’t get the medical treatment they should for their injuries, and we have people who don’t follow their doctor’s advice as they should. We have people who contact attorneys too late in the process after they’ve given recorded statements to insurance companies and we have people who come to us because they’ve hired the wrong attorney. It’s important that you hire an attorney who has the experience in the area that you’re dealing with, specifically a car crash, that focuses their practice on personal injury including car crashes, and can take the case as far as they need to get a fair resolution for you.
Were you or a loved one seriously injured in a crash and have questions about these 4 car accident tips? Contact our dedicated Arizona car accident lawyers at Swenson & Shelley today for a free confidential consultation. Let our experience work for you.
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