Personal Injury

January 20, 2021 in

What Is a Medical Lien on a Personal Injury Case?

One of the many new terms you may encounter during a personal injury case in Arizona is a medical lien. A medical lien is a claim that another party has to a portion of your settlement or jury verdict. It specifically describes a claim a medical provider, hospital or health insurance company has for...
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January 15, 2021 in

How to Prove Lost Wages in a Personal Injury Case

If you get injured in an accident, you most likely have to take time off work to recover. You may miss a few days while seeking medical treatment, or a few months if a serious injury prevents you from performing the critical tasks of your job. If your injury is disabling, you may never...
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December 23, 2020 in

Will a Pre-Existing Condition Affect My Personal Injury Claim?

In personal injury law, a pre-existing condition is a health problem or injury a plaintiff had before the accident occurred. A pre-existing condition may come up during a claim to damages if the insurance company tries to deny benefits with the reason that the client already had the injuries claimed. If you have a...
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December 14, 2020 in

How to Prove Emotional Distress in a Personal Injury Claim?

An injury can cause more than just physical damage. Most victims also experience substantial mental, psychological and emotional harm from serious accidents. In Arizona, injured victims can seek financial compensation for emotional distress as a category of noneconomic damages. If you plan on seeking compensation for this type of loss, however, you or your...
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December 8, 2020 in

What Is Vicarious Liability in Arizona?

Vicarious liability is a legal doctrine your personal injury case in Arizona may involve if you have grounds to hold someone else responsible for the actions of another person. If a child damaged your property, for example, you may have a case against his or her parents. Understanding the legal theory of vicarious liability...
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November 10, 2020 in

What’s the Difference Between Personal Injury Claims and Lawsuits?

When another person’s careless or wanton act gives you an injury, you have the right to hold that person accountable in Arizona. You can do so in one of two ways: a personal injury claim or a lawsuit. These are two different legal processes. You will most likely have an injury claim, not a...
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October 28, 2020 in

What Are the Most Common Causes of Burn Injuries?

Fire Prevention Week was October 4-10. Residents of Arizona should, however, be aware of fire hazards and how to prevent burn injury risks year-round. Fires are a significant cause of property damages, serious personal injuries and deaths in the US each year. The US Fire Administration reported 1,318,500 fires, 3,655 deaths and 15,200 injuries...
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October 26, 2020 in

What Are Future Damages in a Personal Injury Case?

If somebody’s negligence gave you an injury that will impact you for the foreseeable future or the rest of your life, it would not be fair to only receive compensation from that person for your past or current losses. You should not have to pay out of pocket for any of the losses you...
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September 25, 2020 in

Can I File a Personal Injury Claim for COVID-19?

The novel COVID-19 pandemic has generated many legal questions from victims and their families. Law firms around the world have received phone calls from potential clients describing possible claims connected to the COVID-19/coronavirus pandemic. While you may imagine an injury such as a broken bone when you think of filing a personal injury lawsuit,...
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September 23, 2020 in

What Do Insurance Adjusters Look for When Evaluating Your Claim?

After you file an insurance claim for a personal injury or property damage in Arizona, the company will assign an insurance claims adjuster to your case. This will be the professional you speak to about your claim and losses. The adjuster will also be the person in charge of accepting or denying your case,...
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