Answering Frequently Asked Questions About Motor Vehicle Accidents

In addition to serious injuries and property damage, accidents on the road in Phoenix, Arizona, leave victims reeling with questions and anxieties. Our attorneys are committed to providing information and assuaging concerns, beginning with answers to the following common worries.

What should I do after an accident?

Nothing is more important than your well-being. After a motor vehicle accident, call 911 for emergency medical treatment and do not leave the scene. If both drivers are physically able to, exchange relevant personal and insurance information. In cases where liability is obvious, contact the at-fault driver's insurance company and notify them of the accident as soon as possible. Never share your medical records with this insurer. You should also:

  • File a report with the police.
  • Talk to witnesses.
  • Take pictures.
  • Get a rental car.
  • See your primary doctor, even if you do not feel hurt.
  • Avoid accepting blame or apologizing to the other driver.

In the event your injuries cause you to miss work, keep track of dates and wages. If you receive an early settlement offer, we suggest seeking legal counsel before accepting.

What if the other driver is uninsured?

Our lawyers can help you talk to your insurance company about using uninsured motorist coverage. Be advised, however, that this option may not cover the full extent of damage. If a conflict arises or an insurer refuses to pay, our firm is here to pursue the matter all the way to court.

How is liability determined?

Liability is commonly determined based on four levels of fault:

  • Negligence: Carelessness or accidental misconduct, such as failing to yield or not checking a mirror
  • Recklessness: Disregard for the safety of others on the road, for example by driving at excessive speeds
  • Intentional misconduct: Deliberate wrongdoing, such as drunk driving
  • Strict liability: Imposed liability in the absence of fault

Regardless of what the police report or other insurance party says, at The Brewer Law Firm P.L.L.C., we conduct our own investigation to conclude what led to a collision.

Putting Clients' Needs First

When an accident leaves you with myriad questions and concerns, no matter how it happens, trust our law firm to find the answers. Reach us online or by phone at 602-254-9813 or 866-254-9813 to schedule a free initial consultation.