Arizona is a popular place for an out of state resident to vacation, especially people who experience harsh winter months in the Midwest and northeast. Whether they’re here for two weeks or two months, accidents can happen. Some of those accidents can be serious and be the result of the carelessness and negligence of somebody else. For example, residing 1,500 miles away in Chicago makes matters even more complicated when your trusted Chicago attorney isn’t licensed to practice law in Arizona. That’s when Tobler Law can be of great assistance to you. Over the years, we’ve represented countless out-of-state clients who were injured in accidents in or around Phoenix.
Our law firm has been successfully representing accident victims since 1972. Here are some examples of some of the types of accidents that we represent out-of-state victims in:
- Auto, truck, shuttle and tour bus accidents.
- Accidents involving injuries to bicyclists and pedestrians.
- Injuries suffered at hotels and resorts.
- Slip-and-fall and trip-and-falls at malls and eateries.
- Airport accidents.
Don’t Be Treated Unfairly
Given the fact that some people live so far away, they’re reluctant to attempt to seek compensation for their injuries. When they do seek compensation, insurance companies treat many victims unfairly. They realize the burden and expense involved in time off of work and travel, so they offer accident victims nuisance value compensation to just go away.
What You Should Do
If you were injured at a hotel or resort, notify management immediately of your accident and injuries. If you were involved in a motor vehicle crash, call 911 to report the accident. Your injuries need to be documented right away. Don’t wait until you get back home to be examined and treated. Get to the closest emergency room right away, even if it necessitates an ambulance ride.
Don’t Give a Statement
Don’t be surprised if the insurer of the person or entity that caused your accident and injuries contacts you and wants your version of events in the form of a recorded statement. Arizona law doesn’t require you to give such a statement. Politely refuse to give one. Don’t give any type of a medical authorization either. The insurer only intends on using any information that it obtains from you against you in the future to try and devalue your claim.
Rather than giving that statement and authorization, contact us right away, and you can arrange for a free consultation and case review with a Phoenix personal injury lawyer from our offices. You can tell us what happened and how it happened, and we can answer your questions. After that, we can review all of your legal options with you. Don’t let geography get between you and your accident in or around Phoenix. We intend on being here for a long time.