Frequently Asked Questions
If you’ve been injured recently in an auto, truck, boat, RV or motorcycle accident, it’s likely that you have a lot of questions about hiring an attorney. We’re here to help answer anything that comes to mind.
What is negligence and why does it matter in personal injury cases?
Negligence is the basis for all personal injury cases. It is used to prove that there was a failure to use reasonable care on your behalf. Proving negligence requires the following elements:
- Establishing an obligation to keep you safe (or duty of care) from the person who caused you injury
– In other words, did they meet their reasonable responsibility to make sure you were out of harm’s way?
- Showing how the person or party failed to meet that obligation
– What caused the injury that they should have addressed?
- Presenting your injury and damages suffered
– Evidence and proof of the injury that was sustained is critical
- Proving how the person or party’s failure to meet that obligation caused your injury or loss
– It’s not just simply that you got hurt, but how did the person you are filing a claim against fail to prevent or cause the incident?
How do you define “damages”?
In personal injury cases, damages refer to the costs of your injury, including both monetary and non-monetary expenses.
How long do I have to file a lawsuit for personal injury?
In order to expedite your case, the sooner the better. Arizona generally allows two years to file a personal injury claim against the person who injured you, but in certain circumstances, it can be sooner.
How much does it cost to hire an attorney?
My initial consultation and case review are free of charge. Once a settlement is reached, I will be paid based on a pre-determined percentage of the settlement amount.
How do I file my personal injury claim?
Call me at 602-903-2905 to schedule your free consultation. After learning more about your case, I will provide an honest assessment of your claim and determine if it is worth pursuing further legal action.