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Scottsdale Car Accident Lawyer

If you or a loved one has been injured in a motor vehicle accident in Scottsdale or the surrounding area, The Advocates are here for you.

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A Car Accident Attorney Can Help Your Case

If a car crash has left you with physical injuries, property damage, and medical bills, the path forward may feel uncertain. An attorney with The Arizona Advocates can help guide the way.
Our experienced legal team will be there throughout the life of your accident claim, answering your questions and advocating for you and your family. We will negotiate with the at-fault party’s insurance company to get you fair compensation for your damages.
You do not have to navigate your recovery alone. Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss your legal options.

The Next Steps In Your Scottsdale Car Accident 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 Metro Area 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.
  • The Arizona city with the highest number of car accidents is Phoenix, followed by Mesa, Tempe, Tucson, and Glendale.
  • There were nearly 3,500 motor vehicle accidents in Scottsdale in 2022, resulting in more than 1,100 injuries and fatalities.

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.
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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

Scottsdale Car Accident FAQs


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What damages can I seek in a personal injury case?

Every personal injury case is different. The type of accident, the severity of your injuries, and the damages you incur as a result will all impact the amount of compensation you may receive in your settlement offer.
As a general guideline, some common damages sought by claimants in car accident cases include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages and loss of future earnings
  • Property damage
  • Permanent disability or disfigurement
  • Non-economic damages, like pain and suffering
  • Funeral and burial expenses in wrongful death cases

The best way to know how much your case is worth is to speak with a personal injury attorney. The Arizona Advocates have years of experience in guiding accident victims through the claims process. We will fight to get you fair compensation for your damages.

What should I do after a car accident?

After a car accident, the most important thing you can do is remain calm. Do not flee the accident scene, as doing so could constitute a hit-and-run under Arizona law. 
To protect yourself and your potential personal injury claim, take the following actions:

  • Check for injuries. If anyone has suffered serious injuries, call 911.
  • Move your vehicle out of traffic, if possible.
  • Call the police and file a police report.
  • Exchange insurance and contact information with the other driver.
  • Notify your own auto insurance company of the accident, even if you are not at fault. You may have MedPay coverage on your insurance policy that can cover some of your expenses.
  • Seek medical treatment, even if you don’t believe you are injured. You may have hidden injuries such as internal damage or small fractures that can cause complications later.
  • Consider contacting a Scottsdale personal injury lawyer.

Do not speak to anyone, including insurance adjusters, about the accident until you have consulted an attorney. Do not post about your accident or injuries on social media. Doing so could damage your potential case.

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What is the statute of limitations for car accidents in Scottsdale?

Every personal injury case is subject to a statute of limitations, or a time limit for filing a claim. The statute of limitations varies by state and type of claim. Once this period of time is up, you lose your right to a claim.
The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Arizona is generally two years from the date of the accident. A number of factors may increase or decrease the amount of time you have to file, so it’s a good idea to contact an attorney to discuss the specific details of your case.


When Should I Hire a Scottsdale Personal Injury Attorney?


If you suffered more than minor scrapes and bruises after your auto accident, it is a good idea to consider seeking legal representation. The Scottsdale car accident attorneys with The Advocates offer free initial consultations to help you understand your options.
Insurance companies often try to make it difficult for injury victims to obtain the compensation they deserve. The Advocates personal injury law firm has decades of experience negotiating with insurance providers, so we know the tricks they often try to use to save themselves money.

Your Advocate will help you navigate the claims process and protect your rights. Our goal is always the same as yours: get you maximum compensation for your personal injury lawsuit and get you on the road to recovery as soon as possible.
Contact our Arizona law office today to get started on your case. You deserve an attorney who sees you as a person, not just another case. You deserve an Advocate

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