Most drivers on the road do, in fact, obey the various rules and regulations in place designed to keep everybody safe. Unfortunately, there are still plenty of drivers who ignore these rules, and they often end up injuring others as a result. There are various ways in which drivers can behave negligently, though the most common cause of car accidents in the United States is distracted driving, which, perhaps unsurprisingly, often comes in the form of texting while driving. Please continue reading and reach out to our experineced Arizona personal injury attorney to learn more about car accidents due to distracted drivers and how our firm can help you if you have been injured in one. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What should I do if I am hurt in a car accident in Arizona?
If you are hurt in a car accident, you should take the following steps to increase your chances of winning a personal injury claim in the future:
- Call the police, who will send an ambulance to the scene.
- Get the driver’s insurance information.
- Ask any witnesses of your accident for their phone number, email address, and name.
- Take pictures of the scene of the accident.
- Ensure you obtain all medical documentation once you are treated at a hospital.
- Speak with an experineced Arizona personal injury attorney who can obtain all additional evidence needed to prove your personal injury claim. Our firm can subpoena security camera footage, obtain cell phone records to determine whether the other motorist was texting at the time of your accident, and more.
How long can I wait to file a personal injury claim in Arizona?
Oftentimes, after an accident, many people will wait to see if their injuries heal on their own, as they do not wish to get involved with the legal process of a personal injury claim. Unfortunately, all too often, people will end up waiting past the statute of limitations and lose their right to sue at all. Rather obviously, if you are still feeling the impact of your injuries, this can be a very serious problem. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Arizona is, generally, two years, which means under most circumstances, you will have two years from the date of your accident to sue the liable driver. Do not lose your right to sue. Our firm is ready to fight for the compensation you need to get back on your feet again today.
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.