For any car accident case, there are 4 essential things to prove:
- A collision occurred;
- The other driver is at fault;
- That our client sustained injuries and damages; and
- The nature, extent, duration and value of the damages.
Generally, it is not hard to prove 1) that a collision occurred. This most often gets documented by a police agency.
Proving 2) who is at fault can sometimes be a challenge. What happened? Do all stories make sense? Does the damage pattern of the vehicles fit the other driver’s story? What do independent witnesses say?
Investigation of these cases, the scene, the vehicle and the witnesses AS SOON AS POSSIBLE after a collision can often be crucial for our client’s case.
As for 3) proving that our client sustained injury/damage is not usually the hard part. Rather, proving 4) the nature, extent, duration and value of the damages is where the experience of your attorney makes all the difference.
When the at-fault driver’s insurance company cannot deny fault, then they turn to the damages, arguing that they aren’t that bad or aren’t related at all.
Again, this is where the experience of your attorney will mean the difference between a low settlement and a good settlement.
Find an attorney who is EXPERIENCED.
Find a TRIAL ATTORNEY for your case.
Better yet, look in Arizona for a CERTIFIED SPECIALIST IN INJURY AND DEATH LAW.