July 5, 2010

Car Accident Attorneys In Mesa Arizona - Valleywide Phoenix, Tempe, Mesa, Chandler, Scottsdale, Glendale, Apache Junction, Ahwatukee, Avondale, Peoria

As car accident lawyers we received many calls each day seeking advice regarding auto accidents. Many times we are told that the caller asked the insurance adjuster what they should do in terms of handling the case on their own or if they should contact a lawyer. It is the job of the insurance adjuster to give out as little as money as possible. Everyone should remember this. This is not to say that all cases do need a lawyer just it is our advice that all people should consult with a lawyer. Or, I should say that you should not be looking to an insurance adjuster for legal advice.

Insurance companies deter people from seeking help from a lawyer and many times scold them for thinking about hiring a lawyer. Think about it why would an insurance adjuster be so adamant in a claimant not hiring a lawyer. The insurance adjuster wants to prolong as long as possible for the claimant to hire a lawyer.

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June 22, 2010

Mesa Car Accident Lawyers - Mesa Arizona Personal Injury Lawyers, 3707 E. Southern Avenue, Mesa Arizona 85206

Mesa car accidents and truck accidents require very different follow up when you have been an injured victim. One of the differences between a car accident and a truck accident, is that it is absolutely necessary for the victim or their attorney to submit to the trucking company a spoliation letter. A spoliation letter tells the trucking company that they have to hold onto the evidence and are unable to destroy anything. In many cases, trucking companies destroy the actual truck involved in the accident, or any other pertinent evidence, to get rid of any proof that they know would show that they were at fault for causing the accident. Therefore, sending the trucking company a spoliation letter would thereafter hold the trucking company accountable for keeping the evidence. A spoliation letter also requires the representatives for the trucking company to hold all necessary documents that prove that the truck driver was responsible for the accident. We have had many cases where spoliation letters made the entire different in the case. Many times when we send spoliation letters the trucking company will still destroy the evidence however when we are able to show that the trucking company received the spoliation letter we are then able to get evidence into the courtroom that we may have otherwise not been able to.

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May 13, 2010

Mesa Car Accident Lawyers in Arizona - Auto Accident Lawyers in Arizona - Mesa, Chandler, Glendale, Tempe, Avondale, Peoria, Scottsdale, Sun City, Phoenix, Maricopa

Mesa car accidents happen every day but they do not happen every day where they are intentional. Today I got a call from a man who sits on a homeowners association board and a homeowner ran him over with his vehicle. This type of behavior is astonishing. The caller wanted to know what was the best way that he could proceed.

Under motor vehicle law in Arizona, there is a big difference between intentional acts and criminal acts. In fact this is probably true with most civil cases in terms of whether or not insurance will cover. Of course, you can pursue the negligent person whether or not there is insurance, but typically when an Arizona lawyer is involved it is because they are going after an insurance policy.

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May 9, 2010

Mesa Arizona Personal Injury Lawyer – Arizona Car Accident Lawyers – Learn How to Protect Your Rights By Having A Free Consultation with a Certified Specialist in Injury and Wrongful Death Lawyer in Mesa Arizona

Mesa car accidents often result in drivers and passengers being seriously injured in auto accidents. Many car crashes often result in the wrongful death of an innocent person by the negligent of another driver.

When you or your loved one is involved in a serious car accident in Mesa Arizona it is important to consult with an experienced lawyer. Mark Breyer has top rating by Martindale-Hubbell, a renowned lawyer source for more than 100 years. He also has top ranking from AVVO, a legal ranking company. Mark has recently received an award by ATLA for Top Trial Lawyers In Arizona. Mark also is an expert in injury and wrongful death law as certified by the State Bar of Arizona.

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May 9, 2010

Mesa Car Accident Attorney – Arizona’s Husband And Wife Law Team – What Cities, including Mesa, Arizona Do We Help Arizona Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Victims as a result of an accident

Mesa auto accidents and motorcycle accidents happen every day. We currently have an office in Mesa, Arizona but we also have offices throughout Arizona. We serve clients Statewide. As Accident lawyers in Mesa and in Arizona, we began our law practice in 1996. We originally began our office in Ahwatukee, Arizona. Our office has grown because of our successes. We however still stay true to our original concept when beginning our office, which is to give the best client service with the best legal service as well.

Whether you are involved in a car accident in Mesa, Arizona or anywhere throughout the Valley, we are able to help you. We do not just hand off your automobile or motorcycle case to an associate or a paralegal, we take the lead in the case and always speak with our clients. Of course, we have excellent experienced paralegals that we work with but when you need to talk to a lawyer, you will speak to us and not have trouble reaching us.

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May 7, 2010

Mesa Auto Accident Lawyer at 3707 E. Southern Avenue, Mesa Arizona – Arizona’s Certified Specialist in Injury Law has office in Mesa Arizona

Mesa Car Accident Lawyers is part of what we are. We actually serve the entire Valley. I focus on Mesa in this blog because I received several calls today asking where our law office was in Arizona. So there you go. The above is our address. We have other offices through out the Valley so if you have any questions just let us know.

Do you know what a certified specialist in injury and wrongful death law means? In short, the State Bar of Arizona awards certain lawyers as being a certified specialist in the area of injury and wrongful death law when they have proven that they have had ample trial experience, recommendations from Judges and other lawyers in Arizona, as well as passing a specialist exam. Also, certified specialists do not maintain there specialist certification forever. They have to reapply and continuously show that they are litigating cases and have an active practice in personal injury law. To find about more about the qualifications of a lawyer being awarded a certified specialist distinction visit the Arizona State Bar. There are only about 2% of Arizona attorneys who are considered specialists by the State Bar of Arizona. In fact, if you are not a specialist you are not considered an expert by the State Bar.

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May 5, 2010

Auto Accident Lawyers in Arizona Discuss Car Accident in Mesa Arizona and Car Accidents through out the Valley, including Chandler, Glendale, Scottsdale, Tempe, Ahwatukee, Peoria, Avondale and the law on all Arizona Car Crashes

An Arizona car accident occurred in 2006. It involved a young girl who had just turned 18 years old and another driver, who had run a read light. As car accident lawyers in Mesa, Chandler, Avondale, Peoria, Tempe, Ahwatukee, Scottsdale, Glendale, Sun City, Phoenix, and as you know we serve injured victims through out the Valley - many of the claims we handle deal are with drivers running a red light. Running a red light causes many car accidents in Arizona. In fact I have never done the statistics of our own cases in terms of what types of car accidents cause the most claims in our office, but off the top of my head I would probably say running red lights and failure to yields. Of course, car accidents in Arizona come in all sorts of ways.

So back to the story. A young girl is driving. An innocent driver when all of a sudden she is stuck by a driver who has not only run a red light but is totally drunk. The police come to the scene of the accident. Luckily some witnesses stay, but most of the people who witnessed the car accident in Arizona left the scene. As a side note, if you ever do witness a car accident it is so vital to stop and let the police know. We have had many cases where the driver says he had a green light or did not fail to yield, whatever the case may be, basically where the driver at fault denied liability, and if it were not for a witness the police would not deem anyone at fault. Regardless of what the police determine, as personal injury lawyers in Arizona, it is a lot harder to prove fault when a driver does not admit they are at fault and there are no witnesses. At that point sometimes, it can become a he said-she said dispute in proving who is at fault for the auto accident. That is when accident reconstructionist experts and other experts come into play to prove to a jury or judge that our client was not at fault.

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May 1, 2010

Arizona Car Accident Lawyers – Tempe, Chandler, Ahwatukee, Scottsdale, Avondale, Glendale, Peoria, Sun City, Phoenix, – Arizona Personal Injury Lawyers Warn About Pursuing An Auto Injury Claim When You Are Unrepresented

Arizona car accidents hurt innocent people every day. Our Arizona Accident Book details the legal system for people who have injury claims in Arizona. As Arizona personal injury lawyers and since our practice is limited to only very serious injury and wrongful death claims we thought we would put information in a book to help others. Even those who need a lawyer, the book helps them understand more about the legal system, the adversarial relationship with the insurance adjuster, and the 13 biggest mistakes that can destroy your Arizona Accident Claim.

Arizona Injury Book - FREE

The reason I bring up our Arizona Injury Book is because I got a call this week from a man who was very seriously injured in a car accident. The car accident had happened about a month ago. Nothing had been done with his vehicle. He was self employed and was unable to go back to work. The adverse insurance company was not calling him back. His daughter had ordered him a copy of our book and had given it to him. It was obvious that he never read it though because he had already given a recorded statement to the adverse insurance company, which is something you shouldn’t do! He had not got a lost wage statement from his doctor, which is necessary to collect lost wages! He had left the car at the tow yard and an abandoned title had been applied for by the tow yard and the tow yard was requesting almost a thousand dollars in storage fees.

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March 26, 2010

Phoenix Car Accident Lawyer Why People File Car Accident Claims

I find it very interesting that people who are involved in an Arizona accident will call our office and say how they don't want a McDonald's case verdict or anything like that but they do want to be compensated. What is interesting about that is 1) many people know nothing about the McDonald's case and 2) it is amazing how influential the insurance industry is to convince everyone how bad it is to file a claim or lawsuit against someone.

McDonald's Coffee Injury Case

With reference to the McDonald's coffee case, most people only know what they have been told by the media which mostly comes from the insurance industry as only their insurance industry has enough money to go on TV and do all sorts of other stuff and alter facts about a case. What really happened in the McDonald's coffee case is that an older woman was burned by hot coffee because of McDonald's choices. You see McDonalds decided that they would create a campaign to let everyone know that their coffee was the hottest. In doing so, they made the coffee so hot that many people were getting burned. All of these people, society never heard of but McDonalds and the others knew that the coffee was too hot - so hot that it would cause injury sooner or later.

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March 7, 2010

Your Guide What To Do After Being In A Car Accident In Arizona

If you have been in a car accident in Arizona there are a few things you should do before anything. First, if you are hurt you should immediately go to the doctor. Why is that? Many people tell me (Alexis) they are hurt but don't want to go to the doctor. The necessity for going to the doctor after a Phoenix car accident is that if you do not have medical documentation the insurance company will most likely deny your claim. Without showing proof of your injury the insurance company will most likely say that if you were hurt you would have gone to the doctor.

Second, take pictures! Pictures can be of your vehicle, your body, items damaged inside the vehicle, the other vehicle, skid marks in the road, your hospital room, etc. The old saying "a picture is worth 100 words" is probably more true in proving a car accident injury claim than anything else. When a lawyer is explaining to an adjuster the trauma you went through, having a picture to show the trauma makes the claim that much more understandable.

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March 6, 2010

Top Ten List To Decide If You Need a Phoenix Arizona Car Accident Lawyer?

Do you really need a Phoenix Car Accident Lawyer? Here is a list of 10 items that can help you decide if you really do need a Arizona car accident lawyer. Not all cases require a lawyer and it is important for you to know whether or not you really need a lawyer. Of course, you always can call an attorney for a free consultation as well. So here is my (Alexis) top 10 list as to whether or not you need an injury lawyer for your case.

Top 10 List for if you need an injury lawyer due to a car accident:

1. You were seriously injured: If you are seriously injured in a car accident, you should consult a lawyer. A serious injury for this purpose would include broken bones, being in ICU, needing surgery, having to be off work for a long period of time, having to be on disability, and having a permanent injury. These are the types of elements that should lead a person to consult a lawyer. You may not need a lawyer still but if you have these types of injuries or similar then you should do yourself a favor and talk to an attorney before you destroy your Arizona injury claim by missing an important deadline.

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March 1, 2010

Is It Worth It For An Injured Car Accident Victim To Hire A Phoenix Car Accident Lawyer?

As a Phoenix car accident lawyer, I (Alexis Breyer) receive calls every day from injured victims wanting a case evaluation. What is interesting is that almost every day in one of those calls the caller tells me that the insurance adjuster told the caller not to get an attorney. As of this morning, I have already talked to two callers who told me that the insurance adjuster told them that they should not call or hire an attorney. The first caller was told that she shouldn’t hire an attorney because the adjuster would offer the same amount to the caller regardless of whether or not she had an attorney. The second caller was told that he shouldn’t get an attorney because why would he just want to give a third of his case to an attorney.

Do Not Trust An Insurance Adjuster Without Speaking to An Attorney

In talking with these potential clients, I do not blame them at all for not calling an attorney until they did. Basically, they trusted the insurance adjuster and until the adjuster did not return their calls and gave them very low offers they had no reason to really doubt her. Until you have been through this experience as an accident victim or have been told horror stories, you probably would have no reason to believe that you should not trust an insurance adjuster.

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