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Phoenix Car Accident Lawyer

If you or a loved one has been injured in a car crash in Phoenix, a personal injury attorney with The Arizona Advocates is here to help.

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A Car Accident Attorney Can Help Your Case

Motor vehicle accidents are often traumatic and life-altering, particularly if they result in catastrophic injuries or fatalities. Accident victims are often left wondering how they will recover physically, financially, and emotionally.
The Advocates can help. Our experienced Phoenix car accident lawyers are ready to guide you step-by-step through the claims process, fighting for fair compensation for your damages.
Contact The Advocates today for a free consultation with one of our Phoenix personal injury lawyers. We’ll answer your questions and help you get on the road to recovery.

The Next Steps In Your Case

Injury

Immediately after your accident, check for injuries

Hire Attorney

Contact The Advocates as soon as possible to begin the road to recovery

Treatment

Seek medical care as soon as you can

Property Damage

Get the damage on your car assessed and fixed

Completed Treatment

Once you’ve completed treatment, your attorney will compile your medical records

Demand

Your Advocate will send a demand letter to the other party

Frequently Asked Questions

You will pay nothing out-of-pocket when you hire an Advocate.
Your initial consultation with us is always 100% free. There are never any upfront costs or hidden fees.
Our attorneys work on a contingency basis, which means that our attorney fees are calculated as a percentage of your settlement. We don’t get paid unless we win your case and you receive a settlement.
For more information on how settlements and payment work, please see our contingency fee information page.

Not every accident requires an attorney. However, if the accident resulted in injuries or significant property damage, it is a good idea to contact a lawyer. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you navigate the claims process, which can be lengthy and complex.
Your attorney will build your case, keep track of your medical records, negotiate with insurance companies, and represent you in court if necessary. Studies have shown that accident victims who hire a personal injury lawyer can receive settlements up to 3.5 times larger than if they settled on their own.

The best way to know if you have a case is to speak with an attorney. The Advocates offer free consultations—you can speak with a qualified legal team to understand what your case is worth without paying a dime. Once you have decided to hire an Advocate, we will investigate your accident to firmly establish liability.

Every personal injury case is different. There is no one-size-fits-all solution to accident claims. The length of the claims process will depend on the severity of your injuries, the willingness of the other party to settle, the court’s caseload, and more.
In general, personal injury cases can take anywhere from several months to a few years. It’s important to contact an attorney as soon as possible to get your case started. Each state has a statute of limitations for personal injury cases, after which you will lose your right of action.

When you hire The Advocates, we will begin investigating your accident immediately while you finish medical treatment. Once all evidence and medical records have been compiled, your attorney will send a demand letter to the other party’s insurance company. At this point, negotiations will begin.
In many cases, a settlement can be reached during negotiations. If the other party refuses to make a fair offer, you may choose to file a suit. In the litigation phase, your attorney will represent you in court in front of a judge, jury, and/or arbitrator.

A Team of Legal Professionals Assigned to Your Case 

For nearly 30 years, The Advocates have helped thousands of personal injury victims receive the compensation and care they deserve after their accidents, and we are prepared to do the same for you. 
We can help you:

  • Understand the claims process
  • Help you get your medical bills paid
  • Investigate your accident
  • Build your case
  • Negotiate with insurance adjusters

We only get paid if we win your case!


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Phoenix Car Accident Statistics


Where are car accidents most likely to occur?

All statistics come from the Arizona Department of Transportation’s 2022 Motor Vehicle Crash Facts report.

  • In 2022, there were more than 85,000 motor vehicle accidents in Maricopa County, accounting for nearly 72% of all accidents in the state of Arizona.
  • In that same year, 301 people were killed in traffic accidents in the city of Phoenix alone.
  • The overwhelming majority of accidents occur on straight, level roads.

Common causes of car accidents

  • Speeding: More than 15% of traffic accidents in the state listed speed as a factor; in some cases, the driver was not exceeding the speed limit but was going too fast for road conditions at the time.
  • Distracted driving: Nearly 40% of all Arizona crashes in 2022 were rear-end collisions, often caused by distracted motorists in the second vehicle.
  • Failure to yield right-of-way: Almost 10% of all 2022 accidents listed failure to yield as a factor.
Close-up Of Woman Typing Text Message On Mobile Phone while driving

Common car accident injuries 

Depending on the nature of your accident, car accident injuries can range from mild to life-threatening. Some common injuries car accident victims face include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Internal organ damage
  • Broken bones
  • Whiplash
  • Lacerations and bruising

What to Do After a Car Accident in Phoenix


Physical therapists are checking patients elbows at the clinic office room.

Check for injuries

Check yourself and all other vehicle occupants for injuries. If anyone has suffered serious injuries (anything beyond minor cuts and bruises), call for medical attention.

Move to safety

If possible, move the vehicle out of traffic. The shoulder of the road or a nearby parking lot provide safer areas to deal with the accident.
Do not leave the accident scene. Doing so could constitute a hit-and-run under Arizona law. If the accident results in property damage, injury, or death, you must remain at the scene to exchange information and render reasonable assistance.

Man and woman arguing, standing together on the road with their cars on the background after the car accident
Female Motorist Involved In Car Accident Calling Insurance Company Or Recovery Service

Call the police

As soon as you can, contact the police. In serious accidents, their assistance might be needed in getting everyone out of harm’s way. In minor incidents, such as fender benders, you still need to call law enforcement in order to make a police report. This is important for several reasons:

  • Your own insurance company may require a police report before you can file a claim
  • Police documentation of the scene can be helpful evidence to your case
  • The at-fault driver may appear friendly at the scene, then try to deny liability later on

If the police will not come to the scene, exchange information with the other driver and any witnesses, take pictures of the scene, then go to the nearest police station. You can file a report there.
Include any important information, but refrain from speculating or giving an inaccurate account of the incident. Simply provide the police with the facts associated with the crash.

Exchange information

Once the police have been summoned, you should exchange contact information with the driver of the other vehicle. If you fail to do this, you will have difficulty filing a claim later on. Information you should collect from the other driver includes their:

  • Full name
  • Phone number
  • Address
  • License plate number
  • Insurance information

You should also speak to any witnesses of the accident. Collect their names, phone numbers, and addresses. Their accounts of the incident can be used to build your case later.

Insurance agent writing on clipboard while examining car after accident claim being assessed and processed
Car accident proof on phone camera.

Take photos and videos

Photos and videos of the accident scene can help provide evidence for your personal injury claim. Even if something doesn’t seem significant or relevant, document it. Your legal team can help you determine what is important later on. 
You should be sure to take pictures of the following:

  • All sides of any vehicles involved
  • Marks on the pavement
  • Traffic conditions
  • Your injuries
  • The scene as a whole from several different angles

There may also be nearby businesses or residences that captured video footage of the accident. You may be able to obtain this footage to corroborate your own account of the accident.

Seek medical attention

You may not require a trip to the emergency room straight from the accident scene. You should still seek medical treatment as soon as possible though. You may have hidden injuries, such as internal damage or hairline fractures, that can cause serious problems later on.

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File a car accident claim

Contact your own auto insurance company to file a claim. Your insurance policy may cover some or all of your expenses while you wait for your personal injury case to settle.
Be prepared to provide your insurance company with the following information:

  • Your policy number
  • Your address and license plate number
  • Date of accident
  • Location of accident
  • Description of accident
  • Police report number
  • Other driver’s insurance information

What if my accident involves a self-driving vehicle?

Phoenix is one city leading the way in the development of autonomous vehicles. If you are involved in an accident with a driverless car, you should still follow the steps outlined above, including calling the police to file a report.
Depending on the company responsible for the vehicle, you may be able to communicate remotely with a member of their staff by approaching the driver-side window of the car. If this is not an option, you should still take down the make, model, color, and license plate number of the vehicle.

Self Driving car

When Should I Hire a Phoenix Personal Injury Attorney?


Not every car accident requires the assistance of an auto accident lawyer. However, if you are facing injuries, medical expenses, lost wages, and/or non-economic damages like PTSD or pain and suffering, it is a good idea to contact a personal injury law firm
If you hope to file a personal injury lawsuit, you will need to prove that the other party was at least partially at fault for your accident. Arizona is a comparative negligence state, meaning that you may collect damages from the other driver even if you had some responsibility for your accident.

An experienced attorney can help you gather evidence to prove liability, negotiate with insurance companies, and fight for a fair settlement offer for your damages. Additionally, an attorney can make sure your claim is filed before the statute of limitations runs out.
The Advocates’ Phoenix car accident attorneys will be by your side every step of the way throughout the life of your claim, answering your questions, providing legal advice, and helping you access the resources you need to recover. Our number-one priority is the well-being of you and your family.
Contact The Advocates today for a free case evaluation with one of our auto accident attorneys. You deserve fierce legal representation and compassionate communication. You deserve an Advocate.

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