Personal Injury Law in Arizona
Have you or a loved one been seriously injured in Arizona? If so, the medical bills, insurance company calls, and legal issues are likely piling up. We’re sure you could use some good news and we have it: You are not alone; an Arizona personal injury attorney is trained to help.
Personal injury lawyers are highly educated and trained to deal with the legal system, insurance companies, and medical issues. They focus on the legalities, negotiations, and paperwork, so you can focus on healing and planning your future.
If you or a loved one has been injured in the state of Arizona, this article is meant for you. We’ll discuss:
- The kinds of cases that Arizona personal injury lawyers handle.
- What you need to prove in a personal injury case.
- Why you should call a lawyer immediately.
- How to find an Arizona personal injury attorney.
Would an Arizona Personal Injury Attorney Handle My Case?
Do I have a case?
Injury attorneys help seriously injured people. Immediately below, we list motor vehicles, defective products, and medical errors that often cause serious injury. We also list serious injuries that PI lawyers see on a regular basis.
It’s always ok to ask whether you have a case. Finding out if you have a case is always free. PI lawyers offer free case evaluation.
Vehicle Crashes. Car, motorcycle, truck, ATV, RV, bicycle, cruise ship, boat, ferry, golf cart, amusement park ride, and pedestrian.
Defective Products. Hair dryers, vacuum cleaners, saws, cars, tools, appliances, power tools, machines, medications, kitchen tools, equipment, and chemicals.
Medical Errors. Birth injuries, wrongful death, adverse medication reactions, surgical errors, and misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, failure to treat.
Job Related Injuries. Injured workers may need assistance getting their workers compensation benefits or filing a lawsuit against the manufacturer or distributor of a defective or mislabeled product.
Serious Injuries. Slip and falls injuries, dog bites, food-borne illnesses, birth injuries, brain injuries, broken bones, nursing home abuse injuries, burns, bruises, Mesothelioma (i.e. cancer), adverse drug reactions, scars, fractures, lacerations, and wrongful death.
How Do I Prove My Arizona Personal Injury Case?
To win your case, you must usually prove negligence.
Negligence has 3 parts:
First, you need to show that the person (or company)who caused your injury had a duty to you and failed to carry out that duty. This is called the “reasonable person test”.
Second, you must show that but for the person’s unreasonable actions/inactions you would not have been injured. This is called “causation”.
Third, you need to show that you suffered compensable injuries. This is called “legal damages”.
Why Should I Call a Personal Injury Lawyer Immediately?
- You’ll immediately get advice, evidence will be professionally collected and protected, and you’ll be protected from the others involved in the accident, their lawyers, and their insurance company.
All cases must be filed within a time limit. If you allow the statute of limitations to pass on your case, you will be forever barred from receiving financial compensation for your injuries.
Here are some example Arizona statute of limitations for personal injury cases:
- Medical Malpractice is 2 years (Ariz. Rev. Stat. В§ 12-542).
- Personal Injury is 2 years (Ariz. Rev. Stat. В§ 12-542).
- Wrongful Death is 2 years (Ariz. Rev. Stat. В§ 12-542).
- Property Damage is2 years (Ariz. Rev. Stat. В§ 12-542).
How Do I Find an Arizona Personal Injury Attorney?
To find a Arizona personal injury lawyer, search our site, www.attorneys.org, or ask the bar association or a loved one for a referral.