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Dealing with an insurance company can be stressful especially if you have just been injured in an Arizona car accident. If you have been injured in a traffic collision in Arizona, you will have to submit a demand letter to the insurance company of the responsible party. After submitting your request you will have to negotiate with the insurance company to receive the compensation you rightfully deserve.
The initial phone call with the insurance company will involve both sides stating their demands. Injured victims must remember that insurance companies are highly profitable corporations and they do not rake in these profits by making generous payments to everyone who files a claim. In fact, insurance companies are notorious for going out of their way to reduce the value of a claim. Therefore, it is common for an insurance company to offer an amount much lower than the amount requested in a demand letter.
It’s a fact: Repeat drunk drivers are responsible for 60% of alcohol-related fatalities. I learned this little tidbit, along with a lot of other information, from Chris Davis, an outstanding Seattle personal injury trial lawyer.
As an attorney for victims of Arizona drunk driver accidents, I continue to be overwhelmed by this number. Drunk driving accidents are preventable and yet, they are an everyday occurrence. It is time that we, in Arizona and in the United States, start taking drunk driving more seriously. We need to consider a zero-tolerance policy.
In Arizona, in order to pursue a personal injury claim you must show that you sustained an injury and that the injury was caused by the accident. What this means is that you must have evidence that you were hurt and that your pain and discomfort is caused by the adverse party.
If you do not have any money to go to the doctor and you do not have any medical documentation showing you were hurt, it is most likely that the insurance company is going to deny that you sustained an injury. Therefore, offering you nothing for your claim. When it comes to pursuing an injury claim, it is the burden of the injured victim to prove that they were in fact injured. In almost all cases, this requires showing medical documentation to the insurance company or jury to prove the injuries that were sustained from the car accident in Phoenix.
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