Auto Accident Attorney
We are local attorneys who will represent you for any claim against an insurance company. After you are injured in a car accident, it can be difficult to understand your rights to compensation. At the Lara Law Firm part of our job is to educate you on your legal rights. Once you understand your options, it is easier for you to make informed decisions about your auto accident.
Our lawyers are ready to provide aggressive representation to ensure you receive the maximum amount of compensation to which you are entitled.
Types of Auto Accidents
Our lawyers routinely handle a wide range of motor vehicle accident cases, including:
Establishing Negligence after an Auto Accident
Seeking compensation in any collision involves proving that another party was largely at fault.
Liability for a car accident injury rests on Arizona pure comparative negligence law. This law operates on the rule that each party will be responsible for his or her share of fault for causing the accident and the resulting injuries. This means that recoverable compensation is reduced by the plaintiff’s percentage of fault.
For example, if the plaintiff is 10 percent at fault, and damages are $1,000,000, then recoverable compensation is $900,000.
Note on Rules by State:
- Six states have legislatively adopted pure comparative fault: Mississippi, Rhode Island, Washington, New York, Louisiana, and Arizona.
- Eight legislatures have enacted the modified “49 percent” rule (plaintiff may recover if plaintiff’s negligence is less than defendant’s): Georgia, Arkansas, Maine, Colorado, Idaho, North Dakota, Utah, and Kansas.
- Eighteen legislatures have enacted the modified “50 percent” rule (plaintiff may recover so long as plaintiff’s negligence is not greater than defendant’s): Wisconsin, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Hampshire, Vermont, Oregon, Connecticut, Nevada, New Jersey, Oklahoma, Texas, Wyoming, Montana, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and Delaware.
- Two legislatures have enacted statutes that allow a plaintiff to recover if plaintiff’s negligence is slight when compared to defendant’s gross negligence: Nebraska and South Dakota.
Types of Compensation After an Auto Accident Causes Injury
The at-fault party’s insurance company may try to settle a claim for a tiny amount. Thus, we do not recommend that you discuss settlement, or that you provide a statement to any insurance company until you have sought legal representation.
- When you work with our law firm, our responsibility is to make sure that your recovery is adequate to compensate your damages.
- This includes reimbursement for medical bills and out-of-pocket expenses related to the incident. The insurance company should also reimburse you for storage and rental car expense until your vehicle has been fully repaired or until a settlement is reached.
- You may also be entitled to lost wages.
Document Your Losses
Be sure to take note of witnesses, loss of wages, visits to the doctor, medical bills, and all of your health and auto insurance.
Contact Our Tucson Lawyers
After an accident, our Tucson auto accident lawyers will fight your legal battles so you can focus on healing. Contact us today at 520-577-0707. We are ready to help you obtain the compensation you deserve.