Tucson Personal Injury Attorney
David E. Hill, P.L.C.
Injuries you, a spouse, child or parent has sustained as a result of a person’s negligence or misconduct are generally compensable under Arizona law.
“Negligence” is simply the failure to act as a reasonable person would in a similar situation and may arise from action or inaction. “Misconduct” includes a criminal act.
Examples of those numerous events in life which can give rise to a substantial monetary recovery include:
A collision or rollover involving a car, truck, train motorcycle, bicycle or train
A serious medical mistake at the hands of a hospital, medical clinic, physician or nurse that leaves you with disfigurement, a terminal diagnosis or reduced life expectancy, or even causes the death of a child, spouse or parent
Emotional, physical or sexual abuse at the hands of a parent, a child, companion or caregiver
A shooting or other physical assault
A slip and fall or the similar event on private or public property due to poor lighting, an unidentified hazard, or the general neglect or other misconduct of someone who owns, occupies or is otherwise responsible for the maintenance and safety of the property
A dog bite or attack
Examples of compensable “injuries” include:
- A concussion or even more serious brain injury
- A significant laceration or other blunt trauma to the face or body
- A fracture of the skull, spine, rib, arm or a leg
- A serious sprain or strain to the neck or back resulting in injury to the spinal cord, nerve roots or vertebral discs
- The sprain, strain or dislocation of the various joints in the body including the jaw, shoulder, elbow, wrist, fingers, hips, knees or ankles.
- Scarring or other forms of disfigurement
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- The loss of enjoyment of life
- The loss of the love and companionship of spouse, child or parent
- The cost of reasonable and necessary medical care
- The loss of income and earning capacity
In Arizona the legislature has imposed certain limitations on the presentation of a claim for personal injury or wrongful death (an “injury”). Generally, a person has only 2 years from the date of the “injury” to file a lawsuit. Further, if the responsible party is a public entity, a person may have to prepare and file what is known as “Notice of Claim” no later than 180 days (6 months) after an “injury” so as to preserve the right to file a lawsuit after that, if necessary. If you have sustained an injury, do to not procrastinate with respect to your decision to consult with a lawyer regarding a possible claim. Failing to consult a Tucson personal injury attorney and missing one of the deadlines referred to above, you may lose the opportunity to be compensated for your loss.
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