A motor vehicle accident (MVA) is one of the most serious types of accidents that can happen. Getting injured in a car accident is extremely traumatic—physically, emotionally, and financially. Medical treatment should begin immediately because other medical conditions can surface days or weeks later. And after an accident, you may miss family time, work, and other opportunities. You may have pain and suffering. And you deserve justice. You can still be a victim even if a crime did not occur.
Criminal and Civil Cases for Personal Injury Claims
In general, there are two areas of the law: criminal and civil.
A criminal case develops when someone violates a criminal statute of the Arizona Revised Statutes. The police and prosecutors must become involved for a criminal case to proceed. In other circumstances, a car accident is a civil wrong or a “tort.”
To separate the two, consider this example:
First, if you are hit by a car, and the other driver was driving drunk, it is a crime. The crime is DUI and could be considered a felony Aggravated Assault.
Second, if you are injured because a person is speeding and collides into you, there may not be a crime involved. This is a civil wrong, or a tort, for which you still deserve justice.
At Griffen & Stevens Law Firm, PLLC, Bruce S. Griffen and Ryan J. Stevens, along with personal injury attorney Gunter Ziwey, work tirelessly to pursue justice for the injured. With combined legal experience of over 40 years, Griffen & Stevens Law Firm, PLLC aggressively and skillfully pursues serious injury cases, including wrongful death for families of fatal accident victims.
As Flagstaff’s personal injury law firm, the Griffen & Stevens Law Firm, PLLC takes on insurance companies and relentlessly pursues justice. If the insurance company refuses to offer a fair settlement, Griffen & Stevens Law Firm, PLLC is not afraid to take cases through a jury trial.
We are expert trial lawyers.
Fair Compensation: Pain and Suffering
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), each year approximately 25,000 occupants of vehicles die in traffic accidents, and an estimated 2.35 million people suffer injuries from car crashes. Injuries from car, truck, and motorcycle accidents can be catastrophic. Victims often suffer broken or crushed bones, lacerations, muscle injuries, spinal cord injuries, internal organ damage, or traumatic brain injuries, to name a few.
We offer free consultations on all car and vehicle accidents. Call us today, or email us using our contact form. An experienced personal injury attorney will consult with you about your case, free of charge.