24/7 Availability – Talk to a Phoenix Car Accident Lawyer Now

When you are T-boned in an intersection or forced off the road by a driver who is texting, you can suffer severe injuries.  Although no one leaves home expecting to be involved in a collision with a careless or distracted driver, traffic accidents claim the lives of over 33,000 people annually across the U.S. according to data from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA).  In Arizona alone, there are more than 103,000 crashes per year that claim the lives of over 800 people and cause injury to tens of thousands more according to the Arizona Department of Transportation.  Tragically, almost a third of all fatal auto accidents in Arizona are alcohol-related crashes.  These disturbing statistics make it clear that the risk of being injured in a serious auto accident in Phoenix or the surrounding areas of Arizona is much more than a theoretical possibility.

At Ariano & Associates, PLLC, we recognize that when you are involved in a car accident, you will typically have many questions and concerns.  We understand the stress and sense of urgency experienced by auto accident victims who are worried about their medical bills, loss of income and vehicle damage.  We provide the opportunity for you to get your questions answered and learn about your legal rights and remedies 24/7 because we know that motor vehicle collisions do not just occur during convenient business hours.  This round the clock availability to those who have their lives turned upside down by serious collisions demonstrates our commitment to compassionate, attentive and skilled representation from the moment you contact our Phoenix auto accident law firm.

Basis of Liability in Arizona Auto Accident Lawsuits


Liability in most Arizona auto accidents is based on the law of negligence.  In basic terms, negligence in an auto accident refers to a failure of an individual, business or public entity to exercise reasonable care for the safety of others that results in foreseeable harm.  While the most common negligent party will be another driver who is violating a traffic law or engaging in other unsafe driving practices, there are situations where other parties may also be liable.  Some of the most common types of negligent driving may include:

  • Exceeding the speed limit or driving too fast for road, weather and traffic conditions
  • Following too closely (tailgating)
  • Unsafe turns
  • Distracted driving (including talking or texting on a cell phone)
  • Alcohol or drug impaired driving
  • Failure to perform maintenance and keep a vehicle in safe operating condition (i.e. bald tires, worn brake pads)
  • Failure to yield
  • Running stop signs and red lights
  • Backing up in a driveway or parking lot without checking behind the vehicle

Third Party Liability in Car Accidents

While these forms of negligent driving might provide grounds for imposing liability on the other driver, the liability of other parties can be especially important if you are involved in a collision with an uninsured or underinsured driver.  Although your uninsured/underinsured (UM/UIM) coverage might cover the claim, this might result in a less complete recovery than if you prevail in a personal injury lawsuit.  Our Phoenix auto accident lawyers carefully investigate police reports, the accident location, skid marks, vehicle damage and other evidence so that we can identify all viable defendants with insurance coverage, which can include:

  • Employer of a driver performing a job-related function
  • Vehicle owner who entrusts a vehicle to an incompetent driver
  • Business (bar, restaurant, tavern) that serves an obviously intoxicated patron
  • Manufacturer of defective vehicles or components
  • Repair shop that performs shoddy work or violates established safety practices
  • Public entity responsible for designing, constructing and maintaining the roadway
  • Parents who make their car available for family purposes

Phoenix Motor Vehicle Accident Attorney Seeking Maximum Compensation for Serious Injuries

When drivers, passengers, motorcyclists, bicyclists or pedestrians are involved in serious motor vehicle collisions, they can suffer injuries that cause intense pain, emotional trauma, impaired mental or physical functioning, disability from employment, potentially ruinous medical bills and a diminished quality of life.  Our Maricopa County auto accident lawyers have the experience and expertise to handle personal injury lawsuits involving the entire spectrum of injuries including:

  • Neck and Back Injuries (Whiplash)
  • Broken Bones and Compound Fractures
  • Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)
  • Severe Burns
  • Dislocations & Torn Tendons/Ligaments in Shoulders, Knees and Other Joints
  • Spinal Cord Injuries (Paraplegia/Quadriplegia)
  • Wrongful Death

Although the value of your auto accident injury claim will depend on the specific facts and circumstances of your situation, some of the damages that you might be entitled to receive include but are not limited to the following:

  • Lost compensation from employment
  • Pain and suffering
  • Medical expenses for treatment and rehabilitation
  • Medical appliances and adaptive home devices
  • Property damage (i.e. vehicle repair or replacement)
  • Mental anguish
  • Diminished quality/enjoyment of life
  • Costs of funeral/burial (wrongful death cases)
  • Punitive damages (requires more egregious driving e.g. drunk driving, drag racing)

Speak Directly with an Experienced Arizona Auto Collision Lawyer

When you call Ariano & Associates, PLLC, you will be immediately connected with a knowledgeable and friendly personal injury attorney so that you can get your questions answered without having to schedule an appointment.  Our car accident lawyers are committed to personally handling our clients’ cases rather than passing cases to legal assistants and other support staff. Our Phoenix auto accident law firm represents clients throughout the Phoenix area and Maricopa County, including but not limited to the following cities: Scottsdale, Gilbert, Mesa, Tempe, Paradise Valley, Apache Junction, Peoria, Glendale, Chandler, Fountain Valley, Goodyear, Avondale, Surprise, El Mirage and Sun City.  We invite you to call us today so that you can get your questions answered and learn about your legal rights and remedies at (602) 666-0050.


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