April 12, 2022
There is a reason why the justice system exists. Part of the justice system’s job is to enforce laws to protect people. However, when laws are broken and someone suffers harm as a result, they have the right to seek compensation for the damages that they have suffered. If you have been harmed as the result of the negligence of another person, you may be able to seek damages to cover your losses. A “loss” can be anything from paying for damaged property to lost income from lost work. Personal injury cases can be complex and confusing.
Do I Have a Case?
You may have been harmed by someone else because of their negligence, but whether you have a case that can win in court is another question. In order to be successful, you will need to prove that their actions were negligent and that this resulted in your injury. Proving negligence can be tricky. Hiring a lawyer can ensure that you have the evidence you need to demonstrate the other party was responsible for your damages. They will collect evidence such as police reports, medical information, witness interviews, insurance reports, criminal records, photos or video, and other information to support your case. Based on what evidence exists, you may have a strong case you can bring to court. A lawyer is knowledgeable of Arizona tort law and if you have a case, they will develop a case plan based on the existing evidence.
What Kind of Cases Does a Personal Injury Lawyer Take?
If you have been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, then it is considered a personal injury case. Personal injury cases vary widely as a result. Some of the common types of personal injury cases are:
- Vehicular Accidents: People are on the road every day driving cars, vans, trucks, motorcycles, and recreational vehicles. With so many people on the road, it is no surprise that accidents happen. If the driver of the other vehicle was intoxicated, driving distracted (texting, etc.), driving recklessly, or acting erratically and this led to the accident, they can be liable for damages.
- Medical Malpractice: Doctors, nurses, and other medical practitioners make mistakes. If that mistake resulted in harm because of negligence, then they may need to cover your damages.
- Slips, Trips, and Falls: If a property is open to the public or is a workspace, the owners have a duty to ensure that it is safe. If the owner was aware of unsafe conditions and didn’t take action to rectify them, then they are responsible for the injuries of the victim.