Injured in a Car Accident in Phoenix?
Have you been injured in a Car Accident in Phoenix, Arizona? If so, you might wonder if you have a personal injury claim against the person who caused the car accident. You might also wonder what you might be able to recover to compensate for your losses. Arizona Car Accident victims are entitled to compensation for injuries and other damages.
Phoenix Car Accident Attorney
Attorney Randal Hutson helps Car Accident victims throughout Metrox Phoenix and Arizona to recover for their medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss wages, diminution of value, and other losses that accidents cause.
Attorney Randal Hutson has a Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) and The Hutson Law Firm gets its clients the most compensation that is available for their damages. Settlements occur in negotiations and mediations, and clients also achieve awards and judgments through arbitrations and/or trial. In addition to holding a certificate of ADR, Attorney Randal Hutson is an experienced litigator and trial attorney. The Hutson Law Firm regularly represents car accident victims and helps them to achieve positive outcomes for their claims.
In 2012, there were 103,176 motor vehicle crashes. Approximately 2.25 persons were killed each day, which means one person was killed every 10.65 hours. There were 136.02 persons injured every day. One person was injured every 10.59 minutes. Alcohol related motor vehicle crashes accounted for 5.26% of all motor vehicle crashes and 33.87% of all fatal motor vehicle crashes. Children age 14 and younger accounted for 41 fatalities and 3,604 injuries in motor vehicle crashes (The Arizona Department of Transportation Intermodal Transportation Division).
Though car accident victims are entitled to compensation for their injuries, insurance adjusters and defense attorneys work hard to limit the money accident victims receive. Insurance adjusters and defense attorneys commonly argue that injuries are not real, were not caused by the accident, did not require medical treatment and/or that medical expenses are unreasonable and unnecessary. Accident victims should have an experienced accident attorney to level the playing field. Randal Hutson is an experienced accident attorney who represents car accident victims.
Steps you should take following an Accident in Arizona
Notify the police of your accident
If any parties suffered serious damage to themselves, their vehicles or property, call the police. An accident report will be compiled which serves as a useful record of your accident.
Never Admit Fault and /or apologize
Admitting fault to the other driver, witnesses, or police may jeopardize your rights to compensation, even if it’s later proven you weren’t at fault or were only partially at fault for the accident.
Seek Medical Attention
Victims who have sustained serious injuries should seek emergency medical attention immediately following the collision. It is imperative to get examined by a doctor as soon as possible, even if you assess your injuries to be minor. Should you proceed with a car accident claim, this initial medical report serves as a valuable tool to log the severity of your injuries.
Document the Accident
Photos of your vehicle, your injuries sustained, the accident scene, and additional images of what you assess as relevant to serve as useful evidence once pursuing a car accident and/or personal injury claim.You should get the full name, contact information, driver’s license number, license plate number, and insurance policy number of the other driver involved. Should there be any witnesses, be sure to get their contact information as well, in order for our offices to get in touch with them.
Post-accident it is important you call our office or another personal injury attorney as soon as possible. We are committed to helping you pursue justice, and will take all the necessary steps towards your case.