Entries by tgrierlaw

What To Do If the At-fault Driver Has Little or No Insurance

Being involved in a motor vehicle accident can be a very stressful situation as you try to recover from your injuries and resolve financial issues. The stress is compounded if the driver who is at fault for the accident does not have insurance or only carries the minimum coverage, which does not cover your costs. […]

Avoid Gaps in Your Treatment After an Injury

A gap in treatment is a period of time when there is no documented medical treatment. For example, if you are involved in an accident and do not seek medical attention for over 30 days, there is a 30-day gap in treatment. A second type of gap can occur if you take an extended break […]

Proving Your Car Accident Damage

After an accident, one of the hardest parts about collecting on your claim is proving the damage to your vehicle to the insurance company. Damage cause by the accident could be misconstrued as preexisting damage. Damage caused to your engine may result in engine failure…but if your engine had over 100,000 miles on it, does […]

How To Prevent Rear End Collisions

Rear end collisions are one of the most common types of car accidents, but these accidents are easy to prevent with a few basic precautions. When Following Another Car Leave plenty of space between your car and the one you are following to give yourself a safety cushion. Be aware when the distance between your […]

TIPS FOR AVOIDING PARKING LOT ACCIDENTS

Many accidents that happen in the East Valley could have easily been prevented if drivers had simply shown more caution and care. Parking lots are one place where accidents can be easily avoided. Here are a few tips to keep yourself, and others, safe when parking. Expect other drivers to behave horribly Always expect the […]

RECOVERING LOST WAGES AFTER YOUR CAR ACCIDENT

As if getting into a car accident isn’t bad enough, many injured drivers face the risk of losing valuable time from work. If you have suffered injuries from an auto accident and are unable to work for any period of time, you may be entitled to recover damages for lost wages. Depending on the severity […]

5 TIPS TO DEALING WITH YOUR INSURANCE COMPANY

Dealing with an insurance company is something everyone seems to dread. Here are a few tips to help your next communication with your insurance company a little easier. Don’t trust your insurance agent blindly! Insurance agents are often hired because of their charisma and ability to charm customers, not necessarily on their knowledge. Make sure […]

BIKE ACCIDENTS CAUSED BY ROAD HAZARDS

Riding a bicycle anywhere in Arizona can be risky. Bikes are particularly susceptible to accidents caused by road hazards. Because of the relative instability of bikes and thin tires, unexpected changes to the road surface can cause even experienced cyclists to lose control, fall, or veer into the path of a car. Common road hazards […]

TYPES OF DEFECTIVE ROAD DESIGNS

When driving, there is an expectation that the roads will be safe and well maintained. State and local authorities are responsible for maintaining the conditions of the road, but if they are negligent in doing so it can be dangerous for drivers who need to travel on those roads. Safe road design requires that road […]

What If My Accident Injuries Don’t Show Up Right Away?

Any car accident, from catastrophic collisions to simple fender-benders, is a traumatic event. The force involved when a vehicle hits (or is hit by) something can be intense. When people are involved in a car accident that seems minor, injury symptoms will often go unnoticed for a variety of reasons. Seeking medical care immediately after […]