"Any injury is serious. This affects one's life in many ways. When injured it is imperative to know your rights. It is not wise to go at it alone, or trust the insurance company. I am committed to obtaining what you deserve. As a small law office you will not be treated as another number. Personal attention is imperative to successfully getting a large settlement for your case. Time is of the essence to preserve your rights and prepare your case. I will work hard to get you the medical treatment you need, and to protect your property rights. I will also aggressively work to get you the check you deserve."
- Robert W Precht
Most of us have heard the phrase personal injury, but many people may not be sure exactly what it means. A personal injury refers to a situation where someone has been physically or emotionally injured or killed by the wrongful act of another.
A personal injury claim is when the individual harmed wants to get money from the person or company that wronged them as compensation for the harm. This claim may be for negligence, which simply means the injured person claims the wrongdoer was careless. Automobile accident cases are the classic example of negligence claims. Another example is a slip or trip and fall which is called premises liability.
If the carelessness is committed by a professional, such as a doctor, lawyer or accountant, it is called professional malpractice. As you might guess, products liability refers to harm caused by a defective product. Finally an industrial or worker’s compensation claim is one for injuries or death which occurs on the job. Unlike other personal injury claims, the person making the worker’s compensation claim need not prove anyone was at fault or careless in order to recover worker’s compensation.
This information is of Arizona state laws regarding "Personal Injury". This information was most recent when published (last updated on August 21, 2016) and is for reference ONLY! Please visit the Arizona state website in the Resources area for the most recent, and updated information.
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