Here at Thompson Law, we know that every auto accident is different and that your pain and suffering caused by the accident will be as unique to you as your situation is. From repairing vehicles, accepting insurance settlements, and knowing your rights when it comes to an accident in a taxi, our team has helped guide people through all of the above and more. This is why we’ve collated all of our experience in legal representation for accidents across the state of Arizona, to help guide you through life after an accident.
Our blog covers some of the more common questions we get asked when it comes to navigating accidents, helping to inform and share essential information when you’re going through one of the toughest life events yet.
Living with ongoing injuries after an accident
If you’ve been involved in an accident that has resulted in you being injured, no matter how short-term or even life-changing, every injury feels amplified by the fact your accident could have been prevented. We previously covered living with injuries after an accident and giving yourself time to heal. The first thing to do is seek medical advice about any pains, aches, and even headaches that are happening after an accident as any new pains could indicate further health issues.
When you file your accident case, your attorney will ask about injuries and other medical conditions that have occurred as a direct result of being involved in your accident. Having a complete understanding of how your life has now changed will help your accident attorney agree to a settlement that truly reflects the loss you’ve endured and continue to live with.
Handling repairs of your vehicle
Knowing your rights when it comes to navigating insurance companies is also another important element after an accident as you don’t have to wait for an insurer to decide when your vehicle is fixed. If your vehicle is deemed repair-worthy by a mechanic then you’re perfectly within your rights to have it repaired as soon as possible. In fact, if you’re able to- you can even fix your car or motorbike yourself! Read more about handling repairs on your vehicle in our article here.
Knowing your rights after a commercial vehicle crash
We all love the convenience Uber and Lyft bring to our busy lives but what happens when you’re involved in an accident as a passenger with an Uber driver who’s self-employed? You still have a legal right to using these app-based ride companies in a safe and secure manner. We’ve previously covered the topic of commercial vehicle accidents and passenger rights, shining a light on commercial accidents with non-licensed drivers. If you’ve recently been involved in an accident as a passenger our article on filing a legal case should help answer some of those questions you may have about starting legal proceedings with ride-share and taxi companies.
Having the first refusal of your financial settlement
Another important part of being involved in an accident is knowing your rights when it comes to financial settlements- and learning when you can turn them down! Insurers often offer a lump sum amount of money after an accident in the hope you’ll simply accept and use it to fix your car and pay for medical bills, but knowing you can turn it down means you’ll be more likely to receive a better settlement with a legal representative.
Covering everything from settlement amounts, injury claims, and vehicle repairs, as well as what to expect once you start legal proceedings, our previous auto accident guide goes even further to cover every aspect of a case for an accident. If you’re looking for some help with your accident claim or want to find out just how our team of lawyers could help your case, why not call us on (480) 634-7480 today.