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4 Common Personal Injury Claims in Arizona and How to Handle Them

July 8, 2024

Personal injury claims can be overwhelming, especially when dealing with the physical, emotional, and financial repercussions. In Arizona, several types of personal injury claims are prevalent. Understanding how to handle these claims effectively can make a significant difference in the outcome of your case, including the compensation you receive.  The critical aspect of managing these claims is hiring a personal injury attorney, such as Jeff GOULD Law, the Attorney In YOUR Corner, who will navigate the complexities of personal injury law,  and MAXIMIZE DAMAGE outcomes.

1. Car Accidents

Car accidents are among the most common causes of personal injury claims in most states, including Arizona. Whether it’s a minor fender-bender or a severe collision, the aftermath can be chaotic and overwhelming. The first step in handling a car accident injury claim is to seek medical attention immediately. Your health should be the priority, and it is critical to get a medical evaluation even if you feel fine to document the event, as some injuries may not be immediately apparent. 

Next, contact the POLICE to come to the scene and investigate, determine liability, issue citations to other at-fault drivers, and gather evidence from the scene. Take photographs of the accident, vehicle damages, and vin numbers/license plate numbers of the other at-fault vehicle(s). Always remember to also take photos of your own injuries. Collect contact information from witnesses and the other driver(s). Report an accident to your insurance company as soon as possible, and ALWAYS be honest and provide all necessary information. 

Navigating the legal and insurance processes can be daunting, making it vital to hire a personal injury attorney to help you understand your rights, responsibilities, negotiate with insurance companies, and ensure you receive fair compensation. We will also guide you through the legal process when required if the case goes to court.

2. Dog Bite Accidents

Dog Bite Injuries can occur anywhere, such as on streets, common area sidewalks, bike paths, or even your neighbor’s private properties (if you’re a guest/invitee). These injuries often result from loose, unrestrained dogs/animals biting for the 1st time, or as it may be – with a long history of dangerous, vicious attacks. Handling a dog bite injury claim begins with reporting the incident to the dog and property owner, reporting and getting the incident documented by Animal Control and police, requesting their written report, and obtaining the name of their homeowners/renters insurer. Documenting everything is also crucial. Take pictures of the place where the attack took place, injuries to your person, and the dog/dog owner that caused the bite, and gather witness statements if possible. 

Always seek medical attention promptly and follow your doctor’s recommendations. Request documentation of your injuries.  Documentation is critical, so consulting a proper personal injury attorney is crucial.

3. Medical Malpractice

Medical malpractice occurs when healthcare professionals fail to provide the standard of care, resulting in injury or harm to the patient. These cases can involve surgical errors, misdiagnoses, medication mistakes, etc. Handling a medical malpractice claim requires obtaining all relevant medical records and documentation of your treatment. 

Seeking a second opinion from another healthcare professional can help evaluate the extent of the malpractice and its impact on your health. Filing a complaint with the appropriate medical board or regulatory authority is also necessary. Given the complexity of medical malpractice cases, hiring a medical malpractice attorney is necessary.

4. Workplace Accidents

Workplace accidents can result from unsafe working conditions, lack of proper training, or defective equipment, leading to serious injuries that affect your ability to work and earn a living. Handling a workplace accident claim starts with reporting the accident to your employer and ensuring an incident report is filed. Documenting the scene by taking photos and gathering statements from witnesses is also highly recommended. Seeking medical care and keeping all medical records is crucial for your health and supporting your claim. 

Worker’s compensation is the usual insurance for handling workplace injuries. However, if you are injured on the job due to the NEGLIGENCE of another employee or another unrelated person, call Jeff GOULD Law.

The Importance of Hiring a Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Attorney

Handling a personal injury claim on your own can be frustrating, time-consuming, and may lead to an unfavorable outcome. The right plaintiff’s personal injury attorney provides the guidance needed to evaluate your claim, negotiate with insurers, gather evidence, and represent you in court if necessary. They can determine the value of your claim based on medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other factors, ensuring that your rights are protected and you receive the compensation you deserve. Have you experienced a personal injury? Then…

Don’t DELAY: Call Jeff GOULD Law, the Attorney In YOUR Corner – TODAY!

DISCLAIMER: The information on this blog/site is NOT, nor is it intended to be legal advice.  It is for general informational use only. You should consult an attorney for advice regarding your situation. Further, this information does not create an attorney-client relationship.

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