What would I need to go forward in suing either the person who caused my roll over accident or the insurance company who is not giving us what we want

Going the speed limit, traveling on a freeway. I am in the left lane and a guy to the right of me swerved right into my lane and would have hit me if I had not swerved out of the way. I then corrected back the other way and proceeded to flip on to the roof of the car and sliding across 4 lanes of freeway until hitting the side barrier. I was terrorized and in certain fear of my life and still live with these thoughts. Anyhow, I came to a stop and then kicked out the window and escaped relatively unharmed. The guy stopped who caused the accident and admitted fault and was cited by the cops.

Asked on June 6, 2009 under Accident Law, Arizona

Answers:

M.S., Member, Connecticut Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

You should obtain the police report and any other relevant statements or reports relevant to the accident.  Then you should consult and/or retain a skilled personal injury attorney to determine the strengths and weaknesses of your case.  Personal injury attorneys usually take cases on a contingency basis, meaning that you should not have to pay any money until you win or settle your case.  In your specific instance, liability seems clear.  However, it appears that your damages are minimal due to your escaping relatively unharmed.  Whether you will be able to recover anything will depend on both your damages as well as the amount (if any) of the insurance policy carried by the individual at fault.  Nevertheless, you should consult a personal injury attorney at your earliest convenience.


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