Tucson Car Accident Lawyers
Helping Victims Injured in Car Accidents in Tucson, AZ
If you have been involved in a car accident, you know how traumatic the experience can be. Being in an accident is often a life-changing event, and the aftermath can be overwhelming. When you are recovering from your injuries, you may need to focus on getting better and may not have the time or energy to deal with the insurance companies and other organizations that need to be contacted after a car accident.
When you turn to Suzuki Law Offices, you can rest easy knowing that our team is working on your case and can help you recover the maximum compensation you deserve. Our car accident lawyers in Tucson can help you recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
What is Considered a Car Accident?
Arizona law defines a car accident as any incident in which a moving motor vehicle causes an injury to another person. This can include a car hitting a pedestrian, a car hitting a bicyclist, or a car hitting another car.
Some of the most frequent causes of car accidents include:
- Distracted driving: Distracted driving is a leading cause of car accidents. It includes activities such as texting, talking on the phone, eating, adjusting the radio, or any other behavior that diverts the driver's attention from the road.
- Speeding: Driving above the speed limit or too fast for road and weather conditions reduces the driver's ability to react to unexpected situations, increases stopping distance, and makes collisions more severe.
- Drunk driving: Operating a vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs impairs a driver's judgment, coordination, and reaction times, making it one of the most dangerous causes of car accidents.
- Reckless driving: Reckless behaviors like tailgating, aggressive lane changes, running red lights, and excessive weaving through traffic significantly increase the risk of accidents.
- Weather conditions: Adverse weather conditions such as rain, snow, ice, fog, and strong winds can make driving more challenging and increase the likelihood of accidents.
- Poor road conditions: Potholes, uneven surfaces, worn-out road markings, and lack of proper signage can contribute to accidents, particularly if drivers are not adequately prepared or attentive.
- Inexperienced drivers: Lack of experience on the road can lead to poor judgment, improper decision-making, and an inability to handle emergency situations effectively.
- Failure to obey traffic laws: Ignoring traffic signs, not yielding the right of way, and disobeying traffic signals can result in dangerous collisions.
- Fatigued driving: Driving while fatigued or drowsy can impair a driver's ability to focus and react promptly, increasing the risk of accidents.
Car accidents can also result from defective or dangerous products that are being transported in a vehicle. These accidents can occur anywhere, including on the highway, on a local road, or even in a parking lot.
If you or someone you love has been involved in a car accident, you deserve to be fairly compensated for your injuries, losses, and damages. At Suzuki Law Offices, we can help you fight for your rights and put an end to the financial and emotional stress associated with a car accident. We have the resources and experience you need to win your case. When you turn to our firm, you can rest easy knowing that your case is in good hands.
Arizona Car Accident Laws
Arizona law requires drivers to report any car accident resulting in injury, death, or property damage exceeding $1,000 to the local police or the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) within 24 hours.
Arizona follows a fault-based system for car accidents, which means the party responsible for causing the accident is also responsible for covering the damages. If you are involved in a car accident in Arizona, the at-fault driver and their insurance company may be liable for your injuries and property damage.
The state follows a comparative negligence rule, which means if both parties share fault in the accident, the compensation may be reduced based on their percentage of fault. For example, if you were found to be 20% at fault and the other driver 80%, your compensation would be reduced by 20%.
There is a limited time frame within which you can file a lawsuit after a car accident. In Arizona, the statute of limitations for personal injury and property damage claims resulting from a car accident is typically two years from the date of the accident.
Contact an Experienced Car Accident Lawyer in Tucson
Our firm knows how to navigate the complex legal system and will work to get you the maximum compensation you deserve. When you turn to Suzuki Law Offices, you can rest easy knowing that your case is in good hands.
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