Traffic Accidents Are on the Rise | Here is What You Need to Know

Traffic Accidents Are on the Rise | Here is What You Need to Know

Though transportation has been on the decline in the wake of the coronavirus, accidents still continue to rise in many states, due in large part to drivers behaving more carelessly than ever. Please continue reading and speak with our experienced Arizona personal injury attorney today to learn more about auto accidents and how we can help you if you have been injured in one. Here are some of the questions you may have regarding the legal process going forward:

What are the most common causes of auto accidents?

Auto accidents can happen for a wide variety of reasons, especially depending on the vehicles involved. However, you should note that there are a few general very common causes of auto accidents. The most frequent causes of auto accidents in Arizona are speeding, driving while distracted (e.g. texting while driving), driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, and driving while drowsy or fatigued. If you were injured by a driver doing any of the aforementioned, there is a very good chance that you will qualify for financial compensation.

What should I do after being involved in an auto accident?

If you are injured in an auto accident, as long as you are physically capable, you should take the followings steps:

  1. First, call the police, as they can document the incident and send an ambulance to the scene.
  2. Second, ask the driver for his or her insurance information.
  3. Next, ask anyone who saw your accident for their name, phone number, and email address.
  4. Then, take pictures of the accident and its aftermath.
  5. Once you are treated at the hospital, ask your doctor for all medical documentation pertaining to your injuries.
  6. Retain the services of a knowledgeable Arizona personal injury attorney who can fight for the compensation you deserve and need to heal.

What is the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Arizona?

The statute of limitations is the amount of time an individual has to sue someone for an injury. Since the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Arizona is two years, the wrongly injured will generally have two years from the date of their accident to sue. Do not make the mistake of waiting too long, for if you do, there is a very good chance you will lose your right to file a claim. Our firm can begin the claims process today–all you have to do is ask.

Contact our experienced Arizona firm

The legal team at Weintraub & Weintraub has years of experience representing clients in Arizona who have been injured in accidents due to the negligence of others as well as those who are facing charges of driving under the influence. If you need strong legal representation, please do not hesitate to contact our firm today.

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