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Who Decides Fault After An Auto Accident?

Who Decides Fault After An Auto Accident?

How Fault Is Determined To determine which party is liable for the damages incurred, an accident reconstructionist, insurance company claims adjustor and the police will gather and review evidence. Generally, a police officer will be the first investigator on the scene and will review damage, take testimony of witnesses and speak to both drivers before writing a report. It is this police report that can...

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FAQ: 12 Cosas Que Necesitas Saber Si Te Has Visto Envuelto En un Accidente de Coche

FAQ: 12 Cosas Que Necesitas Saber Si Te Has Visto Envuelto En un Accidente de Coche

Read English version Daños y Reparaciones del Coche 1. ¿Quién paga por las reparaciones? El seguro del conductor culpable deberá pagar tus reparaciones. Sin embargo, si el operador del conductor con culpa se pone duro o se niega a pagar, puedes realizar una reclamación a tu propio seguro. Tus primas no pueden aumentar si el accidente no ha sido culpa tuya. Tu propio seguro puede...

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Cinco Pasos para Conseguir una Compensación Justa Tras Tu Accidente de Coche

Cinco Pasos para Conseguir una Compensación Justa Tras Tu Accidente de Coche

Read English version Ocuparse de las consecuencias de un accidente de coche puede ser muy complicado y frustrante. Puedes parecer que tu vida ha cambiado por completo de repente. Afortunadamente, hay pasos concretos que puedes tomar no sólo para protegerte de manera legal y financiera, sino también para conseguir una compensación justa, mientras te recuperas de manera física y mental de tu accidente. Aquí tiene...

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Five Steps to Get Compensated Fairly After a Car Accident

Five Steps to Get Compensated Fairly After a Car Accident

Leer versión en Español Dealing with the aftermath of an auto accident can be very complicated and frustrating. It can feel like your life had suddenly been turned upside down. Fortunately, there are concrete steps you can take not only to protect yourself legally and financially, but also to get fair compensation, while you recover physically and mentally from your accident. Here are some things...

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My Car Was Totaled. What Is The Insurance Payout?

My Car Was Totaled. What Is The Insurance Payout?

No one wants to see their car totaled. First, let’s fully clarify what it means if your car is “totaled”: After an accident, if the cost of repairs exceed 70% of the value of the car, insurance companies would deem it a total loss. For example, if the car is worth $20,000 today, and the total cost of repairs tallied by the auto shop exceeds...

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Can I Fix My Own Car With Insurance Money?

Can I Fix My Own Car With Insurance Money?

Should you make a claim against your own insurance for your car repairs? The answer is yes. When your vehicle is damaged after an auto accident, one of the first things you should do is file an insurance claim. Filing Your Claim If another driver caused the damage to your vehicle, you have the option to file the claim either with your own insurance company...

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What To Do After a Car Accident: FAQ

What To Do After a Car Accident: FAQ

Leer versión en español This FAQ answers the most common questions about what to do after a car accident, what steps to take, avoid potential pitfalls and receive a fair settlement. Car Damage and Repairs 1. Who pays for the repairs? The at-fault driver’s insurance should pay for your repairs. However, if the at-fault driver’s carrier proves to be difficult or drags its feet, you...

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Accident Attorney Answers 50 plus Questions for Victims of Auto Accidents

Accident Attorney Answers 50 plus Questions for Victims of Auto Accidents

Here are 50+ questions and answers from an Accident Attorney to help you deal with the aftermath of an auto accident, including ones involving drunk driving. 1. TALKING TO THE AT FAULT DRIVER’S INSURANCE: When, Why — and When to Hang Up. 1. Should I talk to the at-fault driver’s insurance company? Your first call will be to your insurance company, not to make a...

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Seat Belt Law & Defense in AZ: Does it Reduce the Damages You Can Claim?

Seat Belt Law & Defense in AZ: Does it Reduce the Damages You Can Claim?

Buckle up. It’s the seat belt law. But what if you didn’t? And then were hit by another car? And injured? Two wrongs don’t make a right. But can your wrong lessen your ability to claim damages from another party in wrong, the one who hit you? Arizona, by law, is a comparative fault state [A.R.S. ? 12-2506]. Comparative (sometimes called Contributory) fault means that...

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Can Phoenix Police Really Judge Who Was at Fault in a Car Accident?

Can Phoenix Police Really Judge Who Was at Fault in a Car Accident?

The aftermath of a car accident is scary. Crushed and twisted metal, injured parties and swarms of Phoenix or Chandler police seem to be everywhere. What makes the situation even worse is when you know you weren’t to blame for the accident, but investigators are pointing their fingers in your direction. But can the police, who weren’t there when the accident occurred, really be the...

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