The police can ensure communication with the other driver goes smoothly. In many cases, they’ll also put together an official report, which can be valuable in supporting your case.
No one expects to be in an accident when they get on the road in the morning. Yet each year, over 6 million motor vehicle accidents take place across the country, with roughly 27% resulting in an injury or fatality.1
When the unexpected happens, we can negotiate on your behalf and get you the compensation you deserve. As experienced motor vehicle accident lawyers in Arizona, California, and Colorado, our team has taken on a wide variety of accident and injury cases, and we’re ready to help you navigate this challenging process—so you can focus on your recovery.
We handle motor vehicle accident cases in Arizona, California, & Colorado
What to do after a motor vehicle accident
At the scene of the accident, your first priority is your own safety. Check for injuries and call for medical help. Regardless of the size of the accident, there are important steps you’ll want to take to gather evidence that can help you later:
If you are not sure about fault, do not apologize or claim responsibility for the accident. It’s certainly okay to check that everybody is alright, but only after a thorough investigation can you determine who is responsible for an accident. A post accident investigation by our firm may also be necessary to help establish fault.
Immediately write down everything that happened, including specific details. Ask eyewitnesses for their contact information. Don’t assume the police will do this for you. Take photos of the vehicles, the surrounding location, and the people involved.
Write down or take photos of their contact information, insurance details, and license plate number.
If you need medical attention, be sure to give the medical professional a full report of what happened. This is not the time to act tough or hold back on how you are feeling. Have someone take photos of your injuries if possible, and continue to take photos throughout the healing process.
We can set up a claim on your behalf. This will avoid the pitfall of a recorded statement, which can potentially hurt your case. Reach out today to discuss the specifics of your situation with a member of our team.
When to contact an Auto Accident Attorney
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What to expect with a motor vehicle accident case
Your first priority should be seeking treatment for your injuries and getting better. Your second priority should be to resolve the accident case with the insurance companies.
In order to do this, a solid trail of documentation and photographs can make it easier to build a resolvable case. In any personal injury situation, our goal is to resolve your case for a fair and reasonable compensation.
It is often misunderstood that if you weren’t at fault for an accident, then the insurance company will pay for all of your medical treatment. Before the insurance company will pay, however, you must prove that the accident caused the injury, regardless of fault. This can be tricky even in “whiplash” type injuries. For example, the insurance company may claim that the accident was too minor to cause your neck injury, and therefore they shouldn’t have to pay for it.
More severe or complicated injuries require even greater lengths to demonstrate that the motor vehicle accident was the cause. This could involve hiring experts to testify on your behalf. Accidents involving multiple cars complicate things further because there may not be enough insurance money to pay everyone for their injuries.
We’ve helped accident victims of all kinds receive the financial compensation they deserved in order to move forward with their lives. We take our clients’ cases very seriously, and we’ll be by your side to help you make the best decisions for your unique situation.
We can help you claim compensation beyond your injuries and car repairs
Since most buyers will pay less for a vehicle that’s been in an accident, you may be able to file for additional compensation to cover the difference. A diminished value claim can compensate for your vehicle’s loss of value after repairs. Insurance companies make it difficult to complete this important claim, but at Negretti & Associates, we fight to get drivers a proper payout.
We’re here for you
Negretti & Associates was founded on the idea that working with an attorney should be the easiest part of the process, not the most difficult. If you want a legal team with motor vehicle accident lawyers that will respond quickly and explain things in a way that is easy to understand, then our team is the right fit for you.
“Jonathan was extremely thorough in his review and preparation of my case (auto accident where the other parties insurance offered a meager settlement). He wrote an extremely well prepared convincing letter requesting the amount we agreed to and the insurance company agreed to settle the day they received his communication for the amount requested. All was done in a very timely professional manner with excellent communication from him and his office throughout the entire process for a very fair fee.”
– William R.
You don’t have to do this alone.
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