Car Accidents in Arizona are a very common occurrence. According to the Arizona Motor Vehicle Crash Facts 2019, there were 129,750 car accidents in Arizona in 2019. Out of these 129,750 car accidents, there were 53,809 injuries that occurred. Car accidents can be a life changing event that can cause lasting injuries. This is why it is important to take all the proper steps right after your car accident to make sure you are in the best position possible with the injuries you are dealing with.
What You Should Do After A Car Accident:
There are specific steps you should be taking after you have been in a car accident. Following these steps are imperative to making sure you will be covered on your pain and suffering you are going through:
- Report Your Injuries: If you are having pain or have suffered an injury go to the Hospital immediately and seek medical attention and tell the emergency room physician everything you can about the crash including any pain you are having. If you are experiencing dizziness or confusion and have trouble remembering things make sure you mention that as well, this could be evidence of a brain injury.
- If You Do Not Need Medical Attention: Get the insurance information from the other driver(s) including their license plate number driver’s license number at the scene. If the police arrive at the scene this information will usually be on the “Information Exchange Sheet”.
- Obtain Witness Information: If you are physically able to, get all witnesses names, addresses and telephone numbers. If not, the Police Report should contain this information.
- Take Pictures: If you are physically able to, take as many pictures of the crash scene as possible. Include photos of the car that caused the crash and all other cars involved.
- Don’t Speak About The Crash: Do not talk to anyone about the crash or your injuries especially an insurance adjuster. Only discuss the crash with police at the scene, witnesses, your treating healthcare provider(s) and your Attorney.
- Do Not Sign Anything: Do not sign anything related to the crash until you have consulted with your Attorney.
Common Causes Of Car Accidents In Phoenix
Some of the leading causes of car accidents in Arizona are:
- DUI Of Drugs Or Alcohol: When someone is operating a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol they do not have control of the vehicle. They tend to be easily distracted and have slowed reaction times which leads to an accident.
- Drivers Being Distracted: In the era of cell phones and social media, people are on their phones more than ever. When they are on their phones, looking at their GPS or playing with the radio, they are more likely to have an accident due to them not paying attention to the road.
- Failing To Obey Traffic Laws: Speeding, driving recklessly and failing to stop at stop signs or red lights are just some examples of breaking traffic laws that lead to accidents. They should be held liable for any injuries they cause.
Common Car Accident Injuries
A car accident in Arizona can cause serious if not fatal injuries. Large, heavy vehicles colliding at high speeds can only lead to pain and suffering. Some of the common injuries our clients experience are:
- Back Injuries
- Neck Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Broken Ribs
- Joint & Ligament Injuries
- Brain Injuries
- Burn Injuries
- Muscle Sprains
- Bone Fractures
- Fatal Injuries
If you or a loved one are experiencing any of these injuries or injuries not mentioned above, it is important that you get to the hospital to discuss with medical experts.
Contact A Scottsdale Car Accident Attorney For Free
Car Accidents in Scottsdale, Phoenix or the entire state of Arizona are very common. Your health is extremely important and the steps you take after a car accident can determine whether you are compensated for your pain and suffering or not. Speaking to an attorney is vital, so that you can be in the best position possible. We offer a FREE consultation and charge no fees unless you get paid. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.