Phoenix, AZ asked in Insurance Defense and Personal Injury for Arizona

Q: A car crashed into me by turning around in an intersection while i was behind him, how do i get his insurance to pay?

2 Lawyer Answers
Matthew Maerowitz
Matthew Maerowitz
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  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Licensed in Arizona

A: Typically it takes gathering all the relevant information including the crash report. It is rarely advisable to do this alone. You should at least call an attorney over the phone and request a free consultation. If it is a meaningful accident and you were injured, you will likely want to hire an attorney to make sure the insurance company properly evaluates and pays the claim. On my cases, I usually can recover a lot more for my clients even after attorney fees then the insurance company is initially willing to pay. Of course having an attorney typically also means a lot less work and stress on the client's part.

Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
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A: It isn't fully clear exactly how the collision occurred, in terms of some meaningful details, although you provide the basic facts and general positions of the vehicles. Once the police report becomes available, you could discuss the accident with an Arizona injury attorney and be in a better position to decide your next step - many offer free initial consults.

Tim Akpinar

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