Northern Arizona has some of the most dangerous roads. Whether you’re traveling on a high-speed road through Indian Country; driving on I-17 or I-40 in Northern Arizona or a country road on the way to the Grand Canyon; or driving through a dangerous intersection in the city of Flagstaff, accidents happen. Injuries happen. Negligent (bad) driving happens. Vehicles hit pedestrians and cyclists. All of these types of events can cause serious or fatal injuries, and very few people know what to do if it happens to them or to someone they know.
What to Do When You’re Injured in a Motor Vehicle Accident
First, get medical help immediately. At Griffen & Stevens Law Firm, PLLC, we sometimes see injury cases where the injured person refuses medical care or is afraid to seek medical care due to the cost of an ambulance or treatment. It is incredibly important to get good quality medical care as fast as possible. Let us guide you through Arizona law as it relates to medical bills and liens later.
Second, call the police to make a report and ensure that a proper investigation is performed. In a motor vehicle accident (MVA), it is appropriate for the police to review the accident scene, view the injuries, reconstruct what happened, and file a ticket or complaint against the negligent driver (if there is one). Detailed accounts of what happened are necessary to the proper handling of a personal injury case.
Third, when you feel ready and are medically stable, contact us for a free consultation. There are several reasons to do that. You may have a right under Arizona law to be reimbursed for your damages (bills, pain, suffering, etc.). You also may need advice and guidance on how to handle your medical bills, bill collectors, liens, subrogation claims, and pushy insurance adjusters. We do all of those things—diligently and professionally—for our clients.
Fourth, consult with us before you make any agreements with an insurance company or insurance adjuster. While they may seem nice on the phone (sometimes), you may not realize you are getting a bad deal or unfair settlement. You should review any settlement offer with a lawyer. We do free case reviews in that regard. If you’re getting an unfair deal, we may be able to help you get substantially more money for your damages.
In addition to all of those things, you may also be faced with complicated issues involving a lawsuit, mediation, arbitration, and more. If the insurance company for the negligent person that injured you cannot cover all of your damages, call us for more information about underinsured and/or uninsured motorist coverage. We would be honored to consult with you.
Contact Griffen & Stevens Law Firm, PLLC
At Griffen & Stevens Law Firm, PLLC, we handle all personal injury claims with the utmost professionalism and diligence. We are trial lawyers—unafraid to fight insurance company lawyers in the courtroom. We go the distance to show those insurance companies that we will not back down and accept an unfair settlement, just to avoid litigation. We do the work. You get the results.
If you are injured in an Arizona vehicle accident, it would be our honor to fight for you. Contact us by calling the number at the top right, or use the free contact form to send us an email right now.