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What being negligent in the state of Arizona will mean

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You’re probably aware that as a victim of a car, pedestrian, or auto accident, your legal case in Phoenix, Arizona will be considered negligence due to the accident happening through no fault of your own. But, what does that mean in legal terms, and how does that impact your ongoing legal case- and more importantly, your outcome?

When an accident happens unintentionally, an attorney will argue that even though the plaintiff was negligent, meaning they caused the accident, they never intended to cause it or even set out to have the accident with you in the first place.

The injury attorneys at Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm near you have significant experience in helping clients who have been in a negligent auto accident.  Our offices are conveniently located in nearby Chandler, Peoria, and North Phoenix, and we can meet in-person at our nearby offices, over the phone, or video call.  You can contact us for a free consultation, or read on to find out more.

By the way, we will also help with other problems that have cost you sleep, like getting a rental car very soon and finding a nearby doctor who can help you. Even the best legal team isn’t good enough if your quality of life isn’t sustainable while justice and compensation are on the way. The whole point of legal action is to regain quality of life, so we help you long-term as attorneys and short-term as your go-to people. Our familiarity with the local Phoenix courts makes us confident that we can help you get the best settlement possible.

Do you know what it really means to be negligent in Arizona?

Negligence is the area of law that looks to directly address the harm caused- not by intent which is a required element in most crimes- but by inattention or carelessness. In other words, it’s an accident but someone is still to blame and a court in Arizona will fight to defend your right as a victim to receive compensation that fits your individual accident- and suffering. 

Examples of when someone has acted negligent and as a result caused an accident, not intentionally but due to their own carelessness include:

  • Driving under the influence of drinks or drugs
  • Being distracted by a phone or even passenger when driving
  • Not looking at a junction or ignoring road signs and signals 
  • Pulling out in front of another moving 

An attorney will argue that whilst it was an accident, the plaintiff had a duty of care and diligence to not cause an accident in the first place. Driving under the influence of alcohol, for example, can very easily be avoided which is where the negligent element comes in. As road-users and pedestrians, we all have a responsibility to not harm others with our own actions when using the roads in Arizona.

Securing the compensation you deserve in a negligence case

Throughout your case,  your legal professional will be putting together a case to cover the compensation you deserve for ongoing suffering after the accident. It isn’t as straight forward as simply being rewarded compensation for the damage done to your vehicle, or even to cover your medical costs, as your attorney will explain. A negligence case considers many other aspects that should be compensated for including any ongoing medical bills, property damage, and even missed workdays as a direct result of your accident 

We’ve put together another guide to what it means to be negligent in Arizona that focuses on the law and what the state considers as a negligence case, which you can find here. Understanding your rights in your case and even why your attorney chose to file a case of negligence will really help you digest and keep up with your case. 

Get Help Now 

At Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm near you, we have more than 15 years of experience helping clients obtain compensation for their personal injuries, including those from negligent car accidents in the Phoenix area. When you’re ready to talk, please contact our office to arrange a free initial consultation by phone or at our Chandler office, conveniently located near you.

If you have been in a negligent car accident, contact Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm in nearby Chandler, AZ to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney. We provide personal injury legal services to clients in your area including Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Scottsdale, Tempe, and Peoria.