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Scottsdale Car Accident Lawyer

If a motorist negligently injures or kills another motorist, pedestrian, or cyclist in Scottsdale or throughout Maricopa County, he or she can be held responsible for the harm they cause in a court of law. If you or a loved one was injured in a vehicle wreck in the area, contact the experienced Scottsdale car accident attorneys at Bode & Collins, P.L.C. today about your case and learn how they can fight for your owed compensation! They provide legal services to clients throughout all of Maricopa County.

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What types of compensation can I get for my case?

If you were injured in a car wreck and the other driver was negligent and responsible, you can seek many different forms of compensation. Some of these include:

  • Medical Bills

  • Lost Income or Wages

  • Pain and Suffering

  • Property Loss

  • Exemplary damages

Your accident attorney at Bode & Collins, PLC will be able to help you determine exactly what kinds of compensation you can fight for and calculate a total monetary value of all damages.

What is the difference between Compensatory and Punitive Damages?

1. Compensatory Damages

Compensatory damages have a dollar amount tied to them and are used to compensate the victim for damage and/or loss. Some of these might include medical bills, vehicle or property damage fees, past or future lost wages, damages relating to trauma or emotional stress, and many more. Our Scottsdale accident attorneys will help you determine exactly what compensatory damages your car accident case might be eligible.

2. Punitive Damages

Punitive damages are typically issued as a form of punishment to the defendant in order to discourage similar behavior in the future. In the state of Arizona, the courts only award punitive damages under very particular circumstances. Your attorneys at Bode & Collins are very familiar with the Arizona Punitive Damages Statute and will be able to determine if your case might be eligible for these damages.

How long do i have to file a car accident claim in Arizona?

There is a time limit after an accident where you are legally still allowed to submit a claim. This is known as a statute of limitation. These vary from state to state. The time limit in Arizona is 2 years after the motor vehicle accident itself. Even though you do have up to 2 years, it is recommended to file it as soon as possible. The reason being that all of the evidence for your case is newer, and people’s accounts and testimonials are still fresh and current. You should speak to our experienced team of Scottsdale car accident lawyers about your case as soon as possible, and thy can help determine how much compensation you would be able to fight for.

Arizona Motor Vehicle Accident Statistics

According to the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT), there were 126,987 reported motor vehicle accidents in 2016. In these accidents, over 56,753 people were injured and 952 people lost their lives.

How many collisions have occurred in Maricopa County in the last decade?

There were 5,135,262 registered motorists in the state and 5,677,208 total registered vehicles.

In 2016 there were 4,942 drunk driving accidents in AZ and a total of 302 people killed.

What are the Most Common Causes of Car Accidents in AZ?

Based on the 2016 numbers from the AZDOT, here’s a chart showing the top reasons for vehicle wrecks in the Grand Canyon State.

What type of negligence causes car accidents?

Drivers in Scottsdale must follow the rules of the road. If a driver breaches the duty of reasonable care and causes injury to or the death of another person he or she may be called upon to fully and fairly compensate the injured person and in some cases the injured person’s family members as well.

Examples of negligent conduct causing Arizona motor vehicle accidents include:

  • Drunk Driving
  • Driving Under the Influence of Drugs
  • Traveling at Excessive Speed
  • Failure to Stop at a Stop Sign or Red Light
  • Failure to Yield to a Crosswalk
  • Driving Over the Center Line
  • Failure to Yield Right of Way
  • Ignoring Signage
  • Driving on the Wrong Side of the Road
  • Driving the Wrong Way On a Road

If the negligent actions of another driver caused you serious personal injury, contact the experienced Arizona motor vehicle accident attorneys at Bode & Collins, PLC., today. We are here to help.

How Many Vehicle Deaths in Scottsdale Vs. The Entire State?


Year Scottsdale Statewide
2007 15 952
2008 15 842
2009 6 709
2010 11 695
2011 11 754
2012 11 738
2013 8 782
2014 10 709
2015 14 811
2016 16 856


Personalized Service & Proven Results for You!

At Bode & Collins, P.L.C., our Scottsdale car accidents attorneys treat our clients the way we would like to be treated and tailor our service to the individual legal and personal needs of our clients.

When you choose to retain the experienced Arizona motor vehicle accident attorneys at Bode & Collins, P.L.C., you get seasoned attorneys Chris Bode and Natalie Collins, not a junior lawyer who is just learning the ropes. Combined, our attorneys have more than forty years of litigation experience and have recovered millions of dollars for their clients during that time.

Bode & Collins, P.L.C. works for people who injured in motor vehicle accidents anywhere in Arizona, including Scottsdale, North Scottsdale, Phoenix, Glendale, Tempe, Mesa, Avondale, Cave Creek, Prescott, Flagstaff, Bullhead City, Kingman, and Tucson. We work for Arizona residents and people who live in other states or countries who were injured while visiting our state.

Scottsdale Car Accident Attorneys

Free Consultations! If you or a loved one have suffered serious personal injuries in a motor vehicle accident in Arizona, call or contact us today for a free initial consultation. If we take your case we will front all costs and work on a contingency fee, meaning you will not owe any attorneys’ fees unless there is a settlement or verdict in your favor.

Our office is conveniently located in Scottsdale at the following address:

7377 E Doubletree Ranch Rd #A210
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
(480) 355-5020

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Call our accident attorneys at Bode & Collins, P.L.C. in Scottsdale, AZ today! (480) 355-5020