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If you were wearing your seatbelt and were involved in a car accident with a negligent driver, you may be able to receive full compensation for your injuries. Even if the accident was 100% the other driver’s fault, if you were not wearing your seatbelt, your injuries may not have been as severe. If the accident never happened, you would have been fully compensated for any lost wages, medical bills, and pain and suffering because you were wearing your seatbelt.
When you have an experienced attorney on your side, you don't have to worry about the insurance companies. Their tactics can seem like a minefield, but with the help of a skilled lawyer, you can develop a strong case that will help you receive the compensation you deserve.
If you say anything to the claims adjuster, you may regret it. They will be skilled in extracting information from you that may be unfavorable to you in the event of a claim. Using colorful language, imagine the adjuster's probing eyes boring into your soul as they extract what they need to make a decision.
If you were in a car accident and you feel “shaken up,” it’s important to go to the hospital and have your doctor examine you. Many times patients don’t feel physical symptoms until 12 to 24 hours after the accident takes place – even if a major injury occurred.
In Arizona, if you are injured in an auto accident and have health insurance, there are several options available to you. The most common is that you will have to choose between two different insurance companies that are required to cover the same medical bills.
In most cases, the value of a personal injury case is based on the medical bills that are submitted. However, for seriously injured people, medical bills alone cannot determine the value of the case. Additionally, people who live in pain can’t simply look at the total amount of their medical bills and figure out how much compensation is fair.
The simple answer is that the driver who caused the accident is responsible for paying for the medical bills. However, there are usually three different ways that someone who was hurt in an accident can get their medical bills paid. In the first blog on the topic, we will be discussing the option of using the injured person’s health insurance, and the option of using the insurance of the driver who caused the accident.
4 Important Things To Know About: Accidents Caused by Cars Turning Left in Front of Motorcycles and Bicycles
As personal injury lawyers in Arizona, we’ve seen many car accidents repeat themselves. One common accident happens when a car turns left directly in front of a bike or motorcycle, cutting them off and causing an accident. In fact, we’ve even seen documentation in motorcycle manufacturer Harley Davidson’s owner’s manual about this occurrence. The manual mentions that this is one of the most common types of accidents for motorcyclists and that the driver of the car usually doesn’t even notice the motorcycle rider. Some drivers forget that they should also be looking for bikes and motorcycles, not just cars and trucks.
If your vehicle is involved in a car accident and sustains significant damage, it will likely be worth less than it was before the accident. People may still be interested in purchasing your car, but they will probably want a discount because of the damage.
Every year in the United States, six million auto collisions take place. These can lead to injuries for both pedestrians and bikers. In the moments after a crash, it can feel like everything has slowed down or gone by too quickly to keep up with. Knowing how to respond is complicated and not something that many people plan for; however, being aware of what steps to follow in the immediate aftermath of a collision is possible.