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If you have been involved in a car accident in Phoenix, you may be dealing with physical, emotional and financial repercussions. At Panish | Shea | Ravipudi LLP, we understand what you are going through. Our lawyers offer dedicated legal representation to victims in Phoenix and the surrounding areas who have been injured in car accidents.

We are committed to providing the legal advocacy and resources our clients need to navigate the legal system and recover the financial compensation they deserve. Contact us today to start with a free consultation.

Why Choose Us

  • We have a long track record of success that includes millions of dollars recovered on behalf of motor vehicle accident victims and their families.
  • Our Phoenix personal injury attorneys have earned numerous awards and recognitions. We are nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers® as a “Tier 1” Firm – the highest rating.
  • We accept personal injury and car accident cases in Phoenix on a contingency fee basis. This means you will not owe us anything if your case does not result in financial compensation.

How a Phoenix Car Accident Lawyer Can Help

Hiring the right car accident lawyer to assist you after a crash can prove invaluable during this difficult time. Your lawyer can help you in various ways if you’ve been injured in a car accident, including:

  • Listening to your story and offering personalized legal advice and guidance.
  • Conducting a comprehensive investigation of your car accident to determine fault.
  • Collecting evidence and hiring experts to support your claim.
  • Filing a car accident insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit in pursuit of compensation.
  • Dealing with insurance company claims adjusters on your behalf.
  • Negotiating a fair and full settlement.
  • Filing a lawsuit and taking your car accident case to trial, if necessary.

From helping you navigate Arizona’s car accident laws to preventing an insurance company from taking advantage of you, your lawyer will handle your claim with expertise so that you can focus on healing from your injuries.

Common Causes of Car Accidents in Phoenix

Motor vehicle accidents are a top cause of injury and death in Arizona. Data from the Arizona Department of Transportation states that 119,991 total car accidents were reported in 2022, 35,878 of which resulted in injury and 1,178 of which were fatal. If you have lost a loved one in such a tragedy, seeking the guidance of a Phoenix wrongful death attorney can help you navigate the legal process and seek justice.

The most common causes of car accidents in Phoenix include:

  • Driver error
  • Violation of traffic laws
  • Speeding
  • Distracted driving
  • Texting and driving
  • Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Driving while drowsy or fatigued
  • Following too closely
  • Failing to yield the right-of-way
  • Inexperienced drivers
  • Reckless driving or road rage
  • Poor road conditions or defects
  • Vehicle defects or part breakdowns

The attorneys at Panish | Shea | Ravipudi LLP can thoroughly investigate your car accident to determine fault and identify the liable parties. These are the individuals or entities who can be held financially responsible for your medical bills, property damage and other losses.

Arizona’s Car Accident Laws

Arizona’s car accident laws can be complex and difficult to navigate on your own. An attorney with experience handling car accident cases in Phoenix can help you understand the laws that apply to your case and how to use them to your advantage.

We can help you navigate the nuances of Arizona’s car accident laws such as:

  • Fault-based insurance: Arizona uses a fault car insurance system, where the person or party at fault for causing a car accident is held liable for the other party’s related injuries and losses. Your attorney can help you qualify for coverage by proving the other driver is at fault.
  • Minimum insurance requirements: all drivers in Arizona are required to carry at least $25,000 per person and $50,000 per accident in bodily injury liability insurance, plus $15,000 in property damage liability coverage.
  • Comparative negligence: Arizona Revised Statute Section 12-2505 allows injured car accident victims to seek compensation even if they are partially at fault. However, the amount of compensation available will be reduced by the victim’s percentage of fault.

Our lawyers will explain Arizona’s car accident laws to you in more detail after carefully reviewing your specific case and circumstances. We will put years of education, knowledge and experience to use during your claim.

Car Accident Frequently Asked Questions

What should I do after getting into a car accident?

Pull over at the scene of the crash and check yourself as well as others in your vehicle for injuries. When it is safe to do so, exit your vehicle and exchange information with the other driver. This includes names, contact information and car insurance details. Call 911 to report the car accident right away. Do not admit fault for the collision. Before you leave the scene, take photographs of the accident. Get immediate medical care for your injuries.

How long do I have to file a car accident claim in Arizona?

In general, you have two years after the car accident to file a claim, under Arizona Revised Statute Section 12-542. However, this statute of limitations may be extended or shortened in various circumstances. It is important to contact a car accident attorney as soon as possible to avoid missing your deadline to file, as this could mean forfeiting the right to seek compensation.

What if the other driver does not have car insurance?

If the other driver involved in your car accident does not have car insurance, you may still be able to recover financial compensation from your insurance provider. Call your car insurance company after the crash and ask if you have uninsured or underinsured motorist insurance. Comprehensive or collision insurance can also help cover your bills. If you do not have this insurance, contact a lawyer to discuss other legal options.

Contact an Experienced Car Accident Lawyer in Phoenix Today

At Panish | Shea | Ravipudi LLP, our trial lawyers in Phoenix focus primarily on personal injury cases. We are committed to helping our clients rebuild their lives after serious car accidents and  hold wrongdoers accountable.

If you or a loved one has been involved in a car accident, don’t hesitate to contact us to request a free consultation. We will listen to your story and provide personalized legal advice. Call us at (877) 800-1700 today for more information.

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