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Car accidents: a growing problem for Arizona residents

On Behalf of | Sep 4, 2014 | Car Accidents |

Car accidents have become a growing cause of concern for many Americans. Many cases of serious injuries are caused every year by car accidents. There are also many cases of distracted driving, driving while intoxicated and driving under the influence that are reported annually. If you or someone you know was the victim of a negligent driver, the Smith Fila Law Firm has been helping people like you and their families since 1972.

One of the most common car accident personal injury cases reported in Arizona is for drunken driving accidents. Arizona law states that a non-commercial driver must not have a blood alcohol level higher than 0.08 percent while commercial drivers cannot be higher than 0.04 percent. If the driver is found guilty of a DUI charge, the victim may be entitled to damages and monetary compensation. Under the dram law established in Arizona, a restaurant or bar that lets a driver get drunk in their establishment may also be held responsible for serving alcohol to this driver and letting him or her drive a car.

In many cases, compensation may be obtained from the driver’s insurance. However, there are many cases in which drunk drivers are uninsured. These cases may become complicated. Smith Fila Law Firm, however, has a lot of experience with these cases and can seek compensation from the driver’s own insurer. There are also many reported cases of fatal car crashes every year. The victim’s family in such cases may be entitled to compensation for the suffering and trauma they endured due to the loss of a loved one, including medical expenses and the loss of income, especially if the victim was the sole breadwinner for the family.

Rollover accidents that involve multiple cars can be traumatizing and assigning liability can pose a problem. The Smith Fila Law Firm has dealt with many cases where witness testimony, accident reconstruction and other investigatory methods have helped determine the negligent party so our clients can receive proper compensation. We even provide an initial free consultation. For more information, please see our car accident webpage.

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