Within seconds, a car accident can destroy people’s lives, wreaking havoc that can take months – if not a lifetime – to overcome. When car crashes are caused by some party’s negligent or careless actions, victims will likely have legal options for pursuing compensation for the damage, injuries and other losses they suffered from the wreck.
At the Law Office of Richard Langerman, we know how catastrophic accidents can be and how difficult it can be to pick up the pieces and recover from these collisions.
That is just one of the reasons why Attorney Richard Langerman has spent more than two decades fighting to help victims obtain compensation and justice.
If you or someone you love has been hurt in any type of auto crash, contact us today to find out more about your options for financial recovery. We are here for you, ready to help you protect your rights and secure the compensation you may deserve.
Arizona laws require motorists to report any auto accident resulting injuries or deaths to law enforcement authorities. These laws do not, however, require drivers to report car crashes that only cause property damage.
Following an auto wreck, however, reporting the crash to the proper authorities (even if the car accident only causes property damage) is typically a good move for drivers because it can:
In Arizona, the two methods of reporting accidents to authorities generally include:
• Calling 911 after a crash to immediately report it – This is crucial after more serious crashes, as law enforcement officials and emergency responders can quickly respond and help victims. Calling 911 is important to making sure authorities investigate the accident. These investigations can yield key findings and evidence regarding fault.
• Reporting an auto crash hours or days later – When car accidents are reported in the hours or days following the incident, these wrecks can be reported to local police departments, sheriff departments or the Arizona Highway Patrol (depending on where the crash occurred). While these reports won’t necessarily trigger an accident investigation, they can still be important documenting important facts about the crash (for a future claim).
Regardless of how it is reported to authorities, the people involved in these crashes can request copies of the car accident reports (and copies of accident scene photos – if any were taken) from the Arizona Department of Public Safety (DPS).
Forms for making these requests are available here.
The following are some of the latest Arizona car accident statistics (compiled by officials at the Arizona Department of Transportation, ADOT1):
More Arizona statistics are available here.
People who have been harmed can rely on our expert legal team for help protecting their rights and interests as they pursue financial recoveries for their crash-related losses.
Just some of the things that Attorney Richard Langerman can do for injured people include:
We represent survivors of car crashes, as well as families who have lost a loved one to a deadly auto wreck.
While no sum of money can ever make up for catastrophic injuries or the tragic loss of a loved one, compensation from auto accident claims and cases can be essential to helping people financially support themselves during these challenging times. And that can let them focus on healing and overcoming the harm caused by a crash.
After being hurt in a car crash or any type of traffic wreck, our team for experienced help pursuing financial recovery.
Call (602) 240-5525 or send us an email using the contact form on this page to set up a free, no obligations initial consult with Attorney Richard Langerman and learn more about your rights, as well as how he can assist you.
From offices in Phoenix, we provide superior legal services and representation to clients throughout Maricopa County and the state of Arizona.
1: These Arizona car accident statistics are for 2015, the most recent year for which complete and final data is currently available.