WHAT TO DO IF YOU ARE INVOLVED IN A CAR OR MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENT
1) At the scene of the crash, cooperate with the police, but only tell
the police what you saw or were able to observe. Do not guess about what happened.
2) Seek whatever medical attention is required for you and every passenger
in your vehicle.
3) DO NOT SPEAK WITH ANY CAR INSURANCE REPRESENTATIVE ABOUT YOUR INJURIES.
The automobile insurers will likely contact you very quickly to obtain
a statement from you about what happened and the injuries you believe
Do not provide a statement until you have spoken with an attorney
4) You may speak with health insurance representatives, or property damage
insurance representatives, but you are under no immediate obligation to
speak to any auto insurance representative about your injuries.
5) Do whatever is necessary to get your life back together.
6) After you are back on your feet, contact an attorney who specializes
in auto accident claims. The attorneys at Palumbo Wolfe & Palumbo
have over 150 years specializing in representing auto and motorcycle collision
injury victims. We offer free consultations and can be contaced at 602-265-5777.
Do not be fooled by advertisements offering a "discount fee."
Remember - you get what you pay for.
7) If you decide to retain an attorney, let the lawyer handle your claim.
That is their job.
8) Get better.
Palumbo Wolfe & Palumbo has been ranked by US News & World Report
and Best Lawyers as one of the
best plaintiff specialty law firms
, not only in Arizona, but
in the country
. We are the only Arizona law firm who has received top ranking in the
areas of plaintiff's personal injury, medical malpractice and product
liability law. Our firm has achieved an "AV" rating (the highest
possible) under Martindale-Hubbell's peer review ratings system* of
legal ability and general ethical standards. Attorneys at our
personal injury law firm have been elected to the prestigious American College of Trial Lawyers,
which represents the top 1% of all trial lawyers in North America. Several
of our trial attorneys have been named in the Best Lawyers in America
publication every year since 1993.
Elliot Wolfe and
Anthony Palumbo have held the recognition of being the #1 plaintiff medical malpractice
lawyers in Arizona for 2010, 2011 and 2012. The National Trial Lawyers
Association has named
Scott Palumbo as one of the Top 100 trial attorneys in Arizona for 2009, 2010 and 2011.
We are also members of the prestigious Multi-Million Dollar Advocates
Forum, which recognizes trial lawyers who have successfully handled cases
in excess of two million dollars.