Is Arizona a Fault State for Car Accidents?
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Hi there! I’m Todd Ayers, and welcome back to Ayers Info. Today we are talking about a topic involving Arizona’s fault laws when it comes to vehicle collisions. This topic was suggested to me by an attorney with the Law Offices of Michael Cordova.
It is a great topic because car accidents happen all the time in Arizona. Most people will experience a car accident at least once in their lifetime, so it’s important that everyone understands the laws that could affect their car accident claims.
What Happens After a Vehicle Collision
After a vehicle collision, you are likely going to be dealing with expensive vehicle repairs, medical bills, lost wages, and transportation costs. You could also be dealing with physical injuries, pain, mental anguish, and other losses. These losses were brought about because of your accident and you deserve to be compensated for them if you didn’t cause the wreck.
If you were “at fault” for your car crash, you could be required to use your own insurance coverage to pay for your financial losses. You won’t be able to receive compensation for your non-financial suffering, though. That’s because the car accident was your fault. Because of Arizona’s fault laws, the person who was at fault for the collision is the one who can be made to pay for it.
So, does that mean if the other driver was at fault, they can be made to pay for your losses?
When the Other Driver Is at Fault
If you weren’t the one who caused your crash, you could file an auto injury claim against the other driver (or another negligent person) for payment of your losses. You would then receive a settlement from their insurance company to pay for your financial losses. You could also receive payment of your non-financial losses as well.
This is because someone caused you suffering, and you should be compensated for what that person put you through. The same goes for a car crash that you caused. If you caused others harm in a vehicle wreck, you could be required to pay for their losses. This is due to Arizona’s fault laws.
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