What To Do if You Were Involved in an Accident?

IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY
NOTIFY:_______________________
TELEPHONE:___________________


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  1. If anyone is INJURED, CALL 911 for medical assistance.

  2. NOTIFY THE POLICE.  Arizona law requires that if you are the driver of a vehicle involved in an injury accident, the police must be given prompt notice.   Even if the damage seems minimal and there are no injuries, it is important to have the police document the facts in order to prove who is at fault.  (Without a police report, it is amazing how often the other driver's story may change later!)

  3. WITNESS.  Obtain the name, address and telephone number of any witness to your accident.

  4. INSURANCE INFORMATION.  Obtain the name, address and insurance information (including policy number)  of the other driver.

  5. CONVERSATIONS WITH THE OTHER DRIVER.  It is better not to discuss the details of the accident with the other driver.  If the other driver should admit fault, be sure to make a note of what is said.

  6. DEALING WITH THE OTHER PARTY'S INSURANCE COMPANY.  You should not discuss the accident or sign anything for the other driver's insurance company until you know your legal rights.

  7. LEGAL ASSISTANCE.  If you have been injured in an accident, you may need a personal injury lawyer. Not knowing your legal rights may be very costly.  If you have any questions, call us any time for free legal advice at (480) 838-7000

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There is no charge for a consultation to discuss your case.   Telephone questions are always welcome. Home, evening and weekend appointments are available.

Mr. Trauscht is a former Deputy County Attorney, Associate Professor at ASU, Legal Advisor to the International Association of the Chiefs of Police and member of the Arizona Trial Lawyers Association and the American Trial Lawyers Association.  His practice is devoted entirely to injury law.

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ACCIDENT INFORMATION

 

I. WITNESSES

1.  _________________________  _______________
     (NAME)                                              (PHONE)                

__________________________________________________
(ADDRESS)

__________________________________________________
(CITY, STATE & ZIP CODE)


2.   _________________________  _______________
     (NAME)                                              (PHONE)

__________________________________________________
(ADDRESS)

__________________________________________________
(CITY, STATE & ZIP CODE)


3.  _________________________  _______________
    (NAME)                                              (PHONE)

__________________________________________________
(ADDRESS)

__________________________________________________
(CITY, STATE & ZIP CODE)


II.  OTHER DRIVER

1.   _________________________  _______________
     (NAME)                                              (PHONE)

__________________________________________________
(ADDRESS)

__________________________________________________
(CITY, STATE & ZIP CODE)

__________________________________________________
(NAME OF OTHER DRIVERS INSURANCE COMPANY)

__________________________________________________
(POLICY NUMBER)

__________________________________________________
(AGENT'S NAME AND TELEPHONE NUMBER)

__________________________________________________
(VEHICLE OWNER'S NAME IF DIFFERENT THAN DRIVER)

__________________________________________________
(LICENSE PLATE NUMBER ON VEHICLE)


III. MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION

Note the following:

  1. Admissions of fault made by the other driver.

  2. Damage to the vehicles.

  3. Skid marks or debris in the roadway.

  4. Traffic control devices and signs, including warning signs and speed limit signs.

MICHAEL E. TRAUSCHT
ACCIDENT/INJURY LAW
(480) 838-7000

IF YOU HAVE BEEN INJURED IN AN ACCIDENT, IT IS
VERY IMPORTANT TO KNOW YOUR LEGAL RIGHTS.

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