Do you need a Phoenix car accident lawyer?

According to the Arizona Department of Transportation, Maricopa County sees the biggest share of economic losses associated with car accident injuries and fatalities in the state, with economic losses referring to lost productivity, medical treatment, the provision of emergency services, legal and court costs, insurance administration costs, and the costs associated with traffic congestion.

While car accident costs affect everyone, no one is more impacted than those injured or killed in a car crash accident caused by another driver’s negligence. If you’re injured or lost a loved one in a car accident, a Phoenix car accident attorney from Hutzler Law can help you. Our attorneys will explain the personal injury claims process and our services to help you seek compensation for your injury expenses and effects.

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What It’s Like to Work With Hutzler Law

Hutzler Law is dedicated to helping the victims of negligent and wrongful behavior claim the compensation they deserve after a harrowing accident. We take the aggressive stance that every case has the potential to go to trial and we tailor our approach for that inevitability. True, most personal injury cases end in a settlement but we prepare to go above and beyond for our clients, treating every case as our biggest and most important case every time. Call us for your free case evaluation. We’re standing by to help.

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Common Causes of Automobile Accidents

Texting While Driving is a Common Cause of Car Accidents

On Arizona roads, a person dies in a car accident every 8 hours and 56 minutes, and 147 people are injured daily. The state’s total economic losses for car accidents are around $18.4 billion a year, and Maricopa County’s total losses from traffic accidents account for more than $10 billion. These totals arise from state-adjusted crash costs that range from $10,600 for property damage-only accidents to around $9.5 million for fatal accidents.

Phoenix’s roads are among the most dangerous, with around 83 crashes occurring within the city limits daily and one fatality every other day. According to the city’s street transportation director, most accidents occur in underserved areas.

The most common areas for car accidents in the city are intersections, with the most dangerous intersections including:

  • 75th Avenue and Indian School Road
  • 67th Avenue and Indian School Road
  • 67th Avenue and McDowell Road
  • 59th Avenue and Lower Buckeye Road
  • 43rd Avenue and Bethany Home Road
  • 75th Avenue and McDowell Road
  • 27th Avenue and Camelback Road
  • 7th Avenue and Indian School Road
  • 75th Avenue and Thomas Road
  • 35th Avenue and Bethany Home Road

Intersection car wreck accidents most commonly result from a driver failing to yield the right-of-way at stop signs and lights. In intersections, we commonly see broadside (T-bone) collisions, where the front of one car collides with the side of another. We also can see sideswipe collisions while on the road.

Other common car accident causes in Phoenix include:

  • Speeding causes nearly 300 fatalities statewide each year, along with nearly 54,000 injuries.
  • Alcohol impairment often occurs on weekends as well as during and after one of the local professional sports teams has a game.
  • Distracted driving, with texting and driving of particular concern for traffic safety experts, as it creates visual, manual, and cognitive distractions.

Auto Accident Injuries That Can Result in a Legal Claim

Nearly any type of injury can result from a car accident, ranging in severity from bumps and bruises to a severe traumatic brain injury resulting in a consciousness disorder, such as a persistent vegetative state. Car accidents are among the most common causes of catastrophic injuries such as traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries.

Catastrophic injuries pose a high likelihood of permanent disabilities that impair the sufferer’s ability to earn an income. Other catastrophic injuries include severe damage to the spinal vertebrae and discs, resulting in instability in the back, chronic pain, traumatic amputations, and loss of vision or hearing.

Other Phoenix car accident injuries include:

  • Soft tissue injuries such as whiplash, an injury to the neck’s soft tissues most commonly incurred as a result of a rear-end collisions
  • Broken bones
  • Burns from the victim coming in contact with sparks, flames, hot surfaces, and gasoline or other caustic chemicals
  • Internal injuries can result in dangerous blood loss, known as a hemorrhage.

Seeking Compensation for the Monetary and Emotional Costs of Your Accident Injuries

Your Accident Lawyer Can Work with Insurance After Car Accident

Individuals injured in a car accident can seek compensation for their injuries and medical bills through the personal injury claims process. This process generally begins with a demand made to the provider of the at-fault party’s auto liability insurance policy. If the insurer fails to pay the claim in full or enter into a settlement agreement, the claimant can file the claim as a lawsuit in civil court or a judge or jury to determine liability and damage.

Proving Liability in a Car Accident Claim

Liability refers to the legal responsibility of an individual to compensate those injured by their actions.

To prove who was liable for the auto wreck that caused your injuries, you must show:

  • When driving on a public roadway in Phoenix, the at-fault party had a duty to take reasonable actions to avoid causing harm to other roadway users.
  • The at-fault party breached this duty when they took illegal, careless, or reckless actions contrary to the avoidance of harm.
  • The breach resulted in an accident that injured you, ad your injuries resulted in financial and psychological effects.

Evidence can prove a car accident claim, including photos from the scene, eyewitness or expert witness testimony, surveillance videos from neighboring businesses, and proof of a citation issued to the driver or an arrest resulting from a law enforcement investigation of the accident.

The Compensation You Can Receive

Phoenix car accident injury victims can seek compensation for the expenses (known as economic damages) and effects (known as non-economic damages) of the accident.

Commonly claimed expenses and effects include:

  • All medical expenses associated with the treatment of the injury and its associated complications.
  • Wage loss for the time you missed work and loss of future earning capacity if your injury results in permanent disabilities that prevent you from working.
  • Property damage incurred in the accident, such as the cost of repairing or replacing your vehicle.
  • Physical pain and suffering and emotional distress.

How an Attorney Can Help You With Your Phoenix Car Accident Claim

An experienced Phoenix car accident attorney from Hutzler Law can provide some services to assist those injured in car accidents to obtain compensation through the personal injury process.

Some services include:

  • A free case evaluation, during which a prospective client meets with an attorney to learn more about the process and the services provided by the law firm.
  • Determination of liability and insurance.
  • Establishing a value to the claim that includes coverage of past and future expenses and effects and considers factors such as the severity of the injury and the amount of compensation available for the claim through the at-fault party’s liability insurance policy.
  • Managing communication with the at-fault party’s insurance provider to protect the claim’s value and negotiate a settlement.
  • Settlement negotiations, along with guidance and information so you can make an informed decision about what constitutes fair compensation.
  • Gathering and organizing evidence and witness testimony to prove the claim in court.
  • Litigation services, including preparing evidence exhibits, opening and closing arguments, and continuing to entertain settlement offers from the at-fault party.
  • Collecting your negotiated settlement or award for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do I have to file a car accident claim in Phoenix?

In most cases, a car accident victim must file their claim in court within two years of the accident. The victim must file the lawsuit within two years because allowing the statute of limitations to expire usually results in the inability to use the court process to seek compensation if the insurer fails to pay your claim. Because you cannot take them to court, the insurance company will likely refuse to offer a settlement.

Can I still seek compensation if I was partially liable for the accident?

While it depends on your liability level, most people can still seek compensation from other liable parties even if they bore some responsibility for the accident. Your attorney can explain the potential effects of your liability on your claim during your free case evaluation.

My loved one died in a car accident. Is there compensation available for me?

Depending on the facts of the case and your relationship with the deceased, you can seek compensation through a wrongful death claim. Wrongful death claims are very similar in process to personal injury claims. Those eligible to file the claim include the deceased’s surviving spouse, children, parents, or the executor of their estate if there are no surviving family members to file the claim.

The compensation in a Phoenix wrongful death car accident claim includes economic damages such as medical expenses related to the treatment of the deceased’s final injury, funeral and burial costs, the loss of financial support provided by the deceased, and the loss of inheritance for the deceased’s heirs that resulted from the deceased dying before they had the opportunity to complete their career.

The claimant can also seek non-economic damages, including compensation for the loss of love, comfort, society, and guidance that the deceased provided to their family members, as well as grief and sorrow experienced by the deceased’s loved ones.

How much does a Phoenix car accident attorney cost?

Due to the contingent fee billing method used by most personal injury attorneys, the cost of hiring a lawyer depends on a percentage of the award they obtain for you. When you hire an attorney to help you with your claim, you enter into a contingent fee agreement with them. This agreement allows you to wait to pay for your lawyer’s services unless we recover compensation for you.

In exchange, we receive a specified percentage of your settlement or award. This enables your legal team to begin working on your case immediately and prevents delays if you cannot afford hourly billing. It allows you to obtain the assistance of an experienced attorney without an upfront investment.

Get Immediate Help from the Hutzler Law Team


Suffering serious injuries in a motor vehicle accident can permanently alter the course of your life. You should find an experienced Phoenix car accident lawyer to represent you. The legal team at Hutzler Law has recovered millions of dollars for our clients in accident cases, and we understand how to build strong cases for our clients.

We offer free consultations and work on a contingent fee basis. This means that you will not have to pay our legal fees until and unless we recover compensation for you. Additionally, we will never collect more from the settlement than what you receive.

Contact Us Today to Schedule your Free Phoenix car accident lawyer Consultation by calling 602-730-4530 or by submitting your information on our Online Contact Form.

Hutzler Law, PLLC

4323 N 12th St, Suite 101,
Phoenix, AZ 85014