Car Accident Attorneys in Tucson, Arizona
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Schmidt, Sethi & Akmajian is a very successful, highly experienced, and deeply caring Tucson personal injury firm that specializes in all types of serious car accident cases and motor vehicle crash claims in Arizona, including:
- Head-on collisions
- Hit and run accidents
- Rear end collisions
- Side-impact collisions
- Single-car accidents
- Vehicle rollovers
- Drunk driving accidents
- Fatal car accidents
- Distracted drivers (Cell phone use, texting, etc.)
- Dangerous roadways
- Tire defects
- Reckless driving
Injury Due to Car Accidents
We've won numerous car accident cases and will fight hard for you, so you get the fair compensation you deserve.
Car accidents are the leading cause of personal injury claims across the country since they often result in serious injuries. These injuries and related damages from car accidents, collisions, and crashes due to someone else's negligence can also result in serious financial stress and may entitle you to significant compensation.
If you've been injured in a car accident due to someone else's negligence, you need representation from the best Tucson personal injury lawyers. Common car accident injuries that you may be entitled to compensation for include:
- Seat belt injuries
- Airbag injuries
- Cuts and bruises
- Broken bones
- Neck injuries
- Back injuries
- Brain injuries
- Herniated disks
- Spinal Cord injuries
- Skull and spinal fractures
- Eye injuries
- Soft tissue injuries
- Burn injuries
Steps to Take If You've Been Involved in a Car Accident
Thousands of people are injured every year in auto accidents in Arizona. Although no one is ever prepared for a major car accident, it is important to understand that your ability to secure fair compensation may hinge upon how you manage and document the car accident and its aftermath.
While it may be difficult to remember or recall specific memories of the car accident due to the confusion and chaos at the time, documenting the details can greatly help your personal injury claim. Though it may be challenging, in order to strengthen your case and maximize your chances of financial recovery, the personal injury attorneys at our award-winning Tucson, Arizona law firm encourage you to keep the following tips in mind after a car accident, crash or collision:
1 - Seek medical attention as soon as circumstances allow.
In some cases, you may not even realize that you were injured, so seeking the proper medical attention after a car accident is crucial. An official examination by a doctor will also help ensure that the extent and nature of your injuries are adequately documented.
2 - If safe to do so, document the scene of the accident by taking pictures and video.
If you are able, use your cellphone to try take photos and video of the accident scene including the damage that was done to you and your vehicle. Keeping this record can help our dedicated team of personal injury lawyers build a more effective case later on.
3 - Gather contact information from anyone who may have witnessed the accident.
If a third party has witnessed the car accident, don't hesitate to gather their contact information. This info can help you to prove that the other driver was at fault, especially if they have denied any wrongdoing. If needed, we can then call on this witness to testify.
4 - Do not admit fault, make a statement, or take any offers from an insurance company before speaking with a lawyer.
After a car accident, avoid making a statement to the other driver and/or their insurance company until you have had the chance to consult with an attorney. Even if you do not admit fault, the insurance company may find a way to use your statement against you.
5 - As soon as possible, speak with our team - Tucson's top personal injury lawyers.
The car accident specialists at Schmidt, Sethi & Akmajian are considered one of the top personal injury attorneys in Arizona. For 40+ years we have successfully represented those who have been seriously hurt or injured in car accidents, crashes, and collisions.
Do I Need a Lawyer for a Car Accident That Wasn't My Fault?
While you are not required by law to get an attorney after a car accident that wasn't your fault, car accidents can be quite complex and the higher the stakes, the higher your compensation may be. Depending on your specific situation, it may be extremely beneficial for you to consult a Tucson, Arizona personal injury attorney who specializes in serious car accidents.
With no costs to you and our free, no obligation consultation, you have nothing to lose and potentially everything to gain by calling the AZ Injury Law team at (520) 790-5600 to determine if one of our personal injury lawyers would be beneficial in your car accident case and can help identify the worth of your claim.
What is the Average Settlement for a Car Accident Claim in Arizona?
Projecting the potential value of a car accident claim can be very difficult, even for the most experienced car accident attorneys. Why? Because every car accident case is unique, a variety of factors go into each claim, and every complex detail has the potential to change the monetary value you may be entitled to.
While there is no reliable way to determine the average settlement for a car accident claim in Arizona without investigation, working with a trustworthy, caring, and proven law firm like ours is imperative to maximizing the amount you may receive. We have handled dozens of car accident cases, recovered millions, and 98% of our cases end in a successful settlement.
What Are the Types of Damages I Might Be Able to Recover?
With strong legal representation like the personal injury lawyers from Schmidt, Sethi & Akmajian, you may be able to recover two types of damages that you incur as a result of a car accident.
The first type of damages you may be able to recover are the economic damages - anything with a “receipt” or real number associated with it - including medical bills (past and future), lost wages, a decrease in future earnings, potential earning power or earning capacity, car repair costs, property damage, rental car or other transportation costs, and other direct costs.
The second type of damages from a car accident that you may be due are called non-economic damages. Though tougher to quantify, the devastating injuries due to someone else's negligence can impact your life far more dramatically and may certainly come at a higher cost than economic damages. These types of damages (both now and later) may include a loss of love, care, affection, and companionship, a loss of enjoyment of life, PTSD, or even chronic pain, mental anguish, and ongoing suffering.
Car Accident Blogs, Articles, and Helpful Info
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Examples of Our Firm's Car Accident Victories
- Car Accident: Lunt v. Sears Roebuck and Co. ($3.5 Million Settlement)
- Car Accident: Quinnan v. New Hampshire Insurance Co. ($890,000 Settlement)
Our Tucson, Arizona injury lawyers offer assistance for a variety of personal injury, car accident and wrongful death cases for our valued clients.