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Being involved in a car accident can be a traumatic experience — and oftentimes costly. One thing victims in automobile wrecks can count on is that the other driver’s insurance company will not want to give you the fair treatment you and your family deserve. That is why you need a knowledgeable car accident lawyer in your corner. Contact the skilled team at Ramos Law, we understand the medicine behind the injuries better than the insurance companies do.
Here at Ramos Law, we aren’t just about profits. Our personal injury attorneys put our clients first and we have a proven history of success in the courtroom fighting for our clients’ best interests. With decades of combined experience, our car accident lawyers have laughed and cried with clients, hugged them and held their hands, and we will make sure you and your family are taken care of. Contact us for a free case evaluation.
Car accidents impose devastating effects on individuals and families. You may be a safe driver, but that won’t always protect you from dangers on the road. Every year, far too many victims’ lives are irreversibly changed by other drivers in serious car wrecks. The United States witnesses more car fatalities than any other high-income country. Motor vehicle crashes resulted in $19.349 billion in economic losses to Arizona in 2018, according to the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT).
Most crashes involve more than one vehicle. In 2018, multi-vehicle crashes accounted for approximately three-fourths of all car accidents and 40% of collisions were categorized as “rear end.” More people and more cars lead to more crashes. Defensive driving is key in high-traffic environments.
The total number of automobile crashes in Arizona in 2018 was 127,056. About half of the crashes resulted in injuries that were reported (55,879), but it’s very likely there are many more injuries that occurred but were not reported. To break it down even further, one person was killed on the roads every 8 hours and 39 minutes.
Too many pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists are at the mercy of drivers who aren’t paying attention. At a national level, the majority of pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities occur at non-intersections. Lighting conditions are a major factor in fatalities, as most occur in dark conditions. Of the total amount of car accidents in 2018:
Innocent people suffer life-altering injuries or death because of an impaired driver’s reckless choices. In 2018, 420 people were killed in impaired driving-related crashes. Annually, crashes involving alcohol, illegal drugs, or prescription medication account for about 4% of all collisions, and about one-third of all fatal crashes.
About a quarter of 2018’s total car accident fatalities involved alcohol as part of the reason for the crash. Driving under the influence is an extremely dangerous and selfish act that continues to be responsible for thousands of deaths across the United States. Whether the driver feels impaired by their use of alcohol or not, the legal max for Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) is a level of 0.08.
Most alcohol-related crashes are during dark hours, on dry roads, with male drivers aged 25-34 being the highest risk and 35-44 the next highest risk. Alcohol-related crashes occurred over 3 times more in urban vs. rural areas.
If you or someone you know was involved in a car accident, the compassionate personal injury attorneys at Ramos Law can help make things right! We will fight for your recovery, both physically and financially. Contact us for a free consultation.
No. Arizona has a fault based system rather than a no fault system. This means that the person responsible for the accident is responsible for the damages they cause, and the victim must prove fault on the part of the responsible party.
You should never admit fault for an accident, whether speaking to your insurance company or the responsible person’s insurance party. You should also never discuss your prior medical issues with the insurance company. They might use this information later on to argue that your injuries were pre-existing and not caused by the accident. It is always wise to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney before giving any type of a statement to any insurance company.
Initially, a person involved in an accident would make a claim against the responsible person’s insurance company. If for whatever reason the case does not settle at the claim stage (either because the settlement offer is unacceptable or the insurance company does not feel that their insured is responsible), the next step would be to file a lawsuit against the responsible person. Generally, the lawsuit is filed in the county where the accident occurred, although there are exceptions to this general rule in the Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure. Make sure to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney before attempting to file a lawsuit on your case.
The Arizona car wreck attorneys at Ramos Law have been fighting for the rights of car accident victims for years and they stand ready to fight for you. Emergency medical physician and attorney Dr. Joseph Ramos and the car accident team at the Ramos Law Firm have the skills and experience to guide you through complex legal and medical processes.
If you have been hurt in a Phoenix or Scottsdale car wreck, call (602) 900-9402 to speak to one of our car accident lawyers, or fill out a complimentary case evaluation form now.
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