More than 40,000 of the 6.7 million motor vehicle accidents that occurred throughout the United States in 2006 resulted in a fatality. Nearly every other accident involved passengers sustaining mild to severe injuries.
Jerrold A. Mayro has over 30 years of experience pursuing and obtaining compensation for victims injured due to the negligence of other vehicle operators in traffic accident cases. It is the main focus of his practice, and he is prepared to fight in court to ensure that you and your family receive the financial compensation you are entitled to.
How Accidents Occur
The majority of motor vehicle accidents are caused due to driver negligence, which can include:
- Operating a motor vehicle under the influence of alcohol
- Failure to obey traffic regulations
- Distracted by an electronic, such as a Blackberry or other cellular device
- Reckless driving
Other factors that may lead to a motor vehicle accident include road construction, excessive roadway congestion, local government’s neglect of hazardous roadways and unexpected objects.
At The Mayro Law Firm, auto accidents are one of the main types of motor vehicle accident cases handled.
Often, insurance companies will attempt to minimize their financial payments to those injured in auto accidents. This is one of the many reasons why you need an experienced motor vehicle accident attorney who understands the value of your case and will fight to obtain full compensation for your damages.
If you have been involved in an auto accident, financial compensation that you may be entitled to includes:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and Suffering
- Car repairs or replacement
- Emotional stress and hardship
- Rental car reimbursement while your automobile is being repaired
Avoiding Car Accidents
The emotional hardship and stresses inflicted due to an automobile accident can take a major toll on personal well being and family relationships. In order to avoid accidents and personal injury, be sure to:
- Never drink and drive—drunk driving accidents often result in catastrophic injuries
- Obey traffic regulations
- Be conscious of road and weather conditions
- Maintain an acute awareness of the behavior of other roadway occupants
Accountability in Car Crashes
Auto accident attorney, Jerrold A. Mayro, will fully investigate the circumstances of your auto accident in order to hold all accountable parties responsible, which can include:
- Automobile manufacturer, if there was a defective product
- Local government agencies, if roadway conditions were neglected
- Mechanic, if they were negligent in their responsibility to address a mechanical malfunction
- Other automobile operators
What to do After a Car Accident
Immediately after an auto accident, it is important to notify the police and call for medical assistance. During this time, it is essential that you maintain a clear head and do not become overwhelmed by swirling emotions. Additionally, be certain to exchange personal information with other parties, including phone numbers, names, license plate numbers, insurance information and addresses.
Once these initial steps are taken, you can pursue objectives that may maximize your compensation, including:
- Photographing the accident site and injuries
- Consulting with potential witnesses and exchanging personal information
- Cooperating with police
Should I accept medical treatment regardless of how I feel?
Yes. By refusing medical treatment at the site of a car accident, you may be limiting the financial compensation you may otherwise be entitled to.
Immediately after an accident, our bodies become consumed with adrenaline, which may hide signs of injury. If you refuse medical treatment and later recognize injuries, an insurance company may accuse you of deceitful behavior, thus limiting the compensation you may receive.
The insurance company wants a statement—should I provide them with one?
Upon learning a statement is requested, you should call the law offices of Jerrold Mayro before providing such a statement. Issues like whose insurance company is requesting it makes a difference.
I admitted guilt to the accident but was not to blame. Will this inhibit my compensation?
After an automobile accident, you should always refrain from blurting out guilt or apologies. Such behavior may reduce the amount of compensation you would otherwise be entitled to or even preclude you from getting compensation.
Financial Compensation You May Be Entitled To
How you react and behave immediately following an auto accident can influence the payment you receive for your damages. Even if you were completely faultless, acting in an incriminating manner due to stress or adrenaline may minimize your financial compensation.
If you have been involved in an auto accident that resulted in personal injury or property damage, you may be entitled to financial compensation for:
- Immediate and long-term medical bills
- Lost wages
- Car repairs and/or rental car payment, if necessary
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional hardships
- Punitive damages
While you may be entitled to monetary compensation for the above damages, without an experienced auto accident attorney, receiving full payment for your damages is less likely. Not only might insurance companies attempt pressuring you into accepting minimal compensation, but an inexperienced attorney may not understand the true value of your case and how to get it.
If You’ve Been Injured in Phoenix, Car Accident Lawyer Jerrold Mayro Can Help
Insurance companies pay their employees to limit the compensation that you are entitled to based on your damages. Recovering from your personal injuries or coping with the death of a loved one after a vehicle accident is trying enough—you need an attorney who cares and can connect with his clients.
Car Accident ReviewI was a Client of Mr Mayro. He worked very hard for me all though my case. He also helped me with my property damage, not many, if any other attorney will do that. He kept me very informed and up to date on my case. He also recommended the best treatment. I have worked with a large firm before and was rarely ever contacted by them and the case took forever (years). Mr Mayro explained everything to me and went above and beyond and always made me feel like my case was his only case. I would recommend him to everyone after an accident injury. He makes sure you are completely back to strength and fights for you all way.– Michele P.Car Accident Case5 / 5 stars
If you have been involved in a motor vehicle accident, please contact the office of The Mayro Law Firm today or call (602) 604-8400 to schedule a consultation with Jerrold A Mayro.