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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

How do insurance companies calculate pain and suffering?

The first method is to add up all of the economic expenses (medical bills, lost wages, out-of-pocket expenses, etc.) and then multiply that total by a set number (usually between 1.5 and 5) to reach the total for pain and suffering damages. This is called the multiplier method.

An alternative method to use in these situations is the per diem (per day) approach. Using this method, a certain dollar amount will be assigned to every day from the time the accident occurred until when the plaintiff reaches maximum medical recovery.

What to do if someone falsely accuses you of hitting their car?

Whether you have been accused of causing a car crash while still at the scene of the incident or in the days and weeks that follow, there are various steps that you can take to help ensure that you are treated fairly.

  1. Gather as much evidence as possible
  2. Never admit fault
  3. Do not speak to an insurance claims adjuster
  4. Reach out to a personal injury attorney

What to do if someone claims you hit their car?

When you are facing accusations of causing a crash, you have to fight back to ensure that you are properly cared for and that you recover the compensation you are entitled to.

What evidence is needed to convict a hit and run?

  1. Witnesses can provide testimony about what they saw happen.
  2. Physical evidence can be used to connect the defendant to the incident.
  3. Surveillance footage or security camera footage may have captured the accident on video.

Can you still sue after signing a waiver?

It is still possible to file a lawsuit if you sustain an injury, even if you do sign a waiver of liability. The simple act of signing these waivers does not prevent you from recovering damages if an injury occurs.

What are lost wages?

Loss of income, also called lost wages, refers to the monetary amount of work you miss when recovering from an accident.

When should you contact an attorney after a car accident?

It is crucial for you to contact a skilled vehicle accident lawyer as soon as possible. An attorney can begin working on the case immediately and handle all communication with other parties involved. An attorney will use their resources to gather the evidence needed to prove liability, handle negotiations with insurance carriers, and fully prepare your case for trial if necessary.

Do insurance companies pay for pain and suffering?

Yes! Depending on the circumstance, insurance companies may pay for “pain and suffering” and inconvenience if a person sustains a physical injury because of someone else’s negligence.

When can a child legally sit in the front seat?

Arizona law does not specifically state when a child can legally sit in the front seat. However, most vehicle manufacturers place warnings in the vehicles stating that children should ride in the rear seats until they reach the age of 13.

How long does an 18-wheeler lawsuit take?

Most accident claims settle without filing a lawsuit or going to trial. However, the amount of time it takes to have money in your hand from a settlement depends on the factors involved in your case.

How to find a medical malpractice attorney?

Call the bar association in your state. Most bar associations have several search/referral tools to assist you in finding a medical malpractice attorney near you. Or if you or somebody you love has been injured due to the careless or negligent actions of a medical professional in or around the Scottsdale, Arizona area, reach out to Shapiro Law Team for help as soon as possible.

Can a 4-year-old sit in the front seat with a booster?

Any child under the age of five in Arizona must be properly secured in a child restraint system. The law in Arizona does not specifically list infants, but any child under five must be in a rear-facing child restraint system and secured correctly.

How to claim bike insurance for your own damage?

If you were injured in a motorcycle or bike accident, you should contact an experienced personal injury and motorcycle accident attorney who handles motorcycle accident cases routinely. Not every lawyer knows how to effectively navigate issues surrounding motorcycle injuries.

How do you prove wrongful death?

Particularly, there are four elements of negligence that must be present in order to prove that a defendant owes compensation to a deceased person’s family or estate.

  1. Duty of case
  2. Breach of duty
  3. Causation
  4. Damages

What to do after a truck accident?

  1. Call 911
  2. Check for injuries
  3. Take pictures
  4. Call an insurance company
  5. Act quickly

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