The health-care, financial, and legal implications that follow a serious accident are enough to overwhelm even the most resilient of people. If you find yourself working on your health, your finances, and your legal troubles, you might benefit from the assistance of an experienced personal injury attorney.
A Phoenix personal injury lawyer could examine your case and present possible solutions to your legal obstacles. You do not have to overcome these challenges alone. Contact an attorney to schedule a consultation.Read More
AT GOLDWATER LAW FIRM, PC, WE HANDLE MANY TYPES OF INJURY CASES
Car accidents are some of the most common types of accidents that our firm takes on. If you or a family member has been involved in any type of auto accident (car accident, motorcycle accident, truck accident, bus accident) in or around Phoenix, Mesa, Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert, Glendale and Scottsdale, Arizona, attorney Bob Goldwater can help.Know More
The Healthcare industry is responsible for millions of preventable deaths, injuries and illnesses per year across America. It is estimated that in hospitals alone, over 70% of deaths are due to medical malpractice issues and error.Know More
If you, a friend or a loved one have slipped and fallen because of another person’s negligent conduct or intentional wrongdoing, Phoenix accident attorney Bob Goldwater can help.Know More
Tractor trailer and truck accidents are some of the deadliest accidents on the road today, occurring at an alarming rate. According to national statistics a trucking accident occurs close to every 15 minutes and will result in close to 5,000 truck accident deaths each year.Know More
Giving birth should be a joyous experience, but when something goes wrong it can be devastating. Seven out of every 1,000 births will have major birth injuries, resulting in nearly 30,000 babies and mothers injured per year.Know More
Nursing home abuse is a serious issue throughout the United States. In fact, it is estimated that one in every three care facilities or homes for the elderly are involved in some sort of negligent conduct or wrongdoing in regards to their care of patients or residents.Know More
When a loved one dies due to circumstances that could have been prevented, you may have many questions. A Phoenix wrongful death lawyer could help you find answers.Know More
Personal injury cases encompass a large variety of situations that carry their own unique fact patterns and circumstances, making them difficult to define under one category. Most personal injury cases, however, follow a similar trend and include the following basic process:
Most personal injury claims are the result of a wrongful act, also known as a “tort,” that was committed by the defendant against the plaintiff. Generally, an act is wrongful when it infringes upon the rights of another person, other than a contractual right.
Wrongful acts are separated into two types, intentional and unintentional. Intentional torts are carried out by the defendant with the intention of inflicting harm or infringing upon the plaintiff’s rights. Unintentional acts, often categorized under “negligence,” result from an accident or the defendant’s reckless behavior. Unintentional or intentional, regardless of the wrongful act committed, a plaintiff has the right to seek economic and noneconomic compensation from the responsible party.
There are some important deadlines to be aware of for personal injury complainants in Phoenix seeking to file a lawsuit. According to Arizona Revised Statutes §12-542, plaintiffs in Arizona are generally required to file their personal injury case against a defendant within two years of the accident.
However, there are circumstances where the statute of limitations may vary. For example, if the injury was misdiagnosed and not discovered until a later time, the two-year deadline could start running on the date the plaintiff discovered the injury, as opposed to the date of the accident, depending on the case.
Whether you have been injured in an accident or by another person’s wrongdoing, it might be in your interest to contact a Phoenix personal injury lawyer. Seeking legal assistance could help save you hours of time and money dealing with insurance companies and fighting for compensation. Call now to get started on your case today and discover what options you might have moving forward.
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