Scottsdale Car Accident Attorney
Scottsdale Car Accident Lawyer
Car accidents happen in many different ways. Head-on crashes and intersection accidents are often deadly or cause serious injuries. Multi-car crashes affect everyone in your car and many other people. Sideswipes and rear-end collisions can cause injuries that last a lifetime or take months to heal. According to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, 893 people died in Arizona traffic accidents in 2015. 29%, the highest of any vehicle category, of those deaths were car occupants. Thousands more were injured.
At the law firm of Amar Esq. PLLC, our Scottsdale car accident attorney helps car accident victims investigate how the accident happened and who is responsible. We study the scene of the accident, review the police reports, and conduct extensive discovery of witnesses and anyone we think is liable for the accident. Our firm also works with professional traffic reconstruction professionals when necessary.
When liability can be established, our legal team works with your treating doctors, and may work with independent physicians to fully appreciate the pain and agony you’re going through so we can explain in detail your physical pain, and lost suffering, and your long-term prognosis. Our attorney also explains to insurance adjustors, judges, and juries all the medical bills that are, or will be due, your lost wages, if you have any scars or disfigurement, and any other damages such as property damage, that Arizona laws allow.
Common Reasons Why Car Crashes Happen in Arizona
Some of the leading causes of car accidents in Scottsdale and across Arizona are:
- Driving while under the influence of alcohol or drugs – Impaired judgment means the driver does not have control of the vehicle, isn’t observing the traffic around him/her, and cannot make timely responsible decisions when a dangerous road condition arises.
- Driver distraction – Distracted drivers aren’t thinking about traffic; aren’t physically ready to respond because their hands aren’t on the wheel; and aren’t visually looking in front, in the rear, or to the sides. Drivers can be distracted if they are texting while driving, talking on their smartphone, looking at a GPS system, eating, playing with the radio, or grooming their hair or their face.
- Failing to obey traffic laws – Drivers who speed, drive recklessly, run through stop signs and traffic lights, tailgate, fail to merge properly, or fail to follow any state or federal traffic laws, should be held liable for any injuries they cause.
Persons Killed in Arizona Auto Accidents by Year
Drivers Do Not Have to Violate a Law to be Found Liable for Causing an Accident
Any act of carelessness or negligence is a reason someone can be held responsible in court. All drivers must react responsibly under the driving circumstances. This means they should use the appropriate amount of caution for the traffic conditions. If the weather elements are bad, they need to slow down. If traffic is heavy, the driver should leave enough room to maneuver. If there are potholes, they need to steer around them if possible. Drivers should decrease their speed when going through a curve. A moment’s hesitation can change a car accident victim’s life forever.
Car accidents can happen for other reasons too. Our lawyer works to determine exactly how the accident occurred.
Who Can be Held Responsible for Auto Accidents?
In most car accidents, the driver of the car you are in or the driver of another vehicle is responsible. Many times, though, non-drivers can be held liable for any harm that is caused. In some cases, even an injured driver can bring a legal claim. Our Scottsdale car accident attorney brings claims against:
- The driver of the vehicle you are in – Passengers can sue the driver of the car you are riding in.
- The driver of other cars – If another driver or several other drivers caused your car to be struck, our Scottsdale car crash lawyer can hold those other drivers accountable.
- The owners of the vehicle that caused the accident – If the driver who caused the accident is not the owner, the owners can be held responsible if they gave the driver permission to use the vehicle.
- A manufacturer, distributor, or retailer of a defective car part – Makers and sellers of car parts that are defective can be held strictly liable for any product defects that cause an accident.
- The state of Arizona or a political subdivision – A town, county, or state that is responsible for designing roads has a duty to make sure the designs are safe for the public and that necessary and timely repairs are made.
- Vendors of alcohol – Any liquor establishment with a license to serve alcohol (a tavern, a restaurant, a hotel) can be held liable if the person served the alcohol causes an accident if the customer was visibly intoxicated or under 21. Even the driver who causes the accident can sue the liquor business.
Many other people or businesses can be held liable for an accident too. A few of the many non-driver liability cases we also handle include construction sites that fail to have proper warnings, companies that force drivers to speed, and many others.
Speak With a Scottsdale Car Accident Attorney in Your Area
If you were injured or a loved one tragically died, due to the carelessness or wrongful conduct of another, our firm of is ready to hold responsible the parties accountable. Our Scottsdale car accident lawyer prepares each case for a trial before a jury. We only recommend a settlement when the offer from the insurance company or the responsible parties is acceptable to you. To schedule a free consultation please call 480-802-8232.