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One Of Tucson’s Premier Personal Injury Lawfirms
Please call an attorney at the law firm of Busby, Bell & Biggs, P.C. for answers to specific questions. There is never a charge for a consultation. The answers given below are general in nature and should not be relied upon in any specific situation.
What should I do if I am involved in an accident?
Who is responsible for paying my medical bills?
What happens to my damaged vehicle and who determines whether my vehicle is totaled or repairable?
Will my insurance rates be raised if I am in an accident?
What am I eligible to be compensated for if I am injured?
How long do I have before I can no longer make a claim or file a law suit?
How long does a personal injury or wrongful death claim take?
How much money will I get?
How much money will the attorney get?
What is a contingent fee agreement?
Do I need an attorney?

What should I do if I am involved in an accident?

1. Remain at the scene.
2. Make sure you, your family and passengers are okay.
3. Call 911
4. Exchange insurance information with any other parties involved.
5. Do not make any admissions of liability or sign any written statements.
6. Contact your insurance company.
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Who is responsible for paying my medical bills?

Coverage for your medical bills can be very complicated and you may be entitled to recovery from several sources. Contact an attorney of your choice to determine your best source or sources of recovery.
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What happens to my damaged vehicle and who determines whether my vehicle is totaled or repairable?

For more information on how property damage is handled, click the property damage link.
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Will my insurance rates be raised if I am in an accident?

This depends on whether or not you were substantially at fault for the accident or not. If the accident was not your fault or you were not substantially at fault for the accident, the insurance company cannot raise your rates or affect your insurability.
Insurance companies may, however, eliminate your accident free discounts, even if the accident is not your fault, which in effect raises your rates.
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What am I eligible to be compensated for if I am injured?

Generally – but with some exceptions – an injured person is entitled to collect as follows from the “at fault” person or entity:
• Medical Bills (past & future for injuries related to the incident)
• Lost Wages (past & future)
• Property Damage (such as auto rental/replacement/repair, personal property, replacement, etc.)
• Intangibles (such as pain, suffering, aggravation, anxiety, mental & emotional stress & strain, loss of enjoyment of life, change of lifestyle)
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How long do I have before I can no longer make a claim or file a law suit?

The length of time you have to settle your case or to file a law suit is referred to as the “statute of limitations.” There are many variables in determining any statute of limitations. There may be many time limits that are associated with your case. It is very important that you consult with an attorney right away so you will know what time limitations apply to your situation. Failure to act timely may, and likely will, prevent you from recovering money damages for your loss!
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How long does a personal injury or wrongful death claim take?

Personal injury and wrongful death claims can be resolved from a matter of a few months to several years depending on the complexity of the case and the length of time it takes you to recover from your injuries.
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How much money will I get?

There is no pre-determined equation for figuring the amount of money you will receive. The value of a personal injury or wrongful death claim varies case by case and depends on many factors. The nature, extent and duration of your injury; the amount of your medical bills; mental and emotional stress and strain, loss of enjoyment of life or change in lifestyle and lost wages are just some of the factors used to determine the value of your claim.
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How much money will the attorney get?

Our firms works on a 1/3 contingent fee agreement.
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What is a contingent fee agreement?

The attorney does not collect a fee until your claim is settled and that fee is based on the amount recovered on your behalf. This allows people who could not otherwise afford representation, to use an attorney. If there is no recovery, there is no fee collected.
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Do I need an attorney?

Not every case requires an attorney. Some cases are just as well handled on your own without an attorney.
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Contact Us

One of Tucson's Premier Personal Injury Law Firms
The Law Firm of Busby, Bell & Biggs, P.C.
1241 E. Prince Road Tucson,
Arizona 85719 - 1836

Phone: (520)293-0344Toll Free: 1-800-247-3580
Fax: (520) 293-8347Email: busby@busbylaw.com

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