If you’ve had a slip and fall accident in Arizona, you may feel powerless in the face of your medical bills and any injuries you sustained. But if something contributed to your fall, you might be able to receive compensation.
At Wood Injury Law in Mesa, Arizona, our professional and client-focused attorneys know the ins-and-outs of Arizona’s personal injury law. We are available to advocate for your recovery by filing a personal injury lawsuit on your behalf. Contact us at (623) 232-9355 to set up a free consultation.
Understand the Law in Arizona for Obtaining Personal Injury Damages
You have grounds to sue for damages if you’ve slipped and fallen because of the negligence of someone else. Another party did not have to intentionally cause your slip and fall accident. Indirect causes such as negligence give you ample grounds for a lawsuit.
You should also bear in mind that Arizona is a comparative fault state. Comparative fault means that you may only receive a percentage of damages rather than the total amount. In building your personal injury case, your slip and fall accident attorney needs to persuade the court that you are entitled to receive not partial but complete damages.
Reasons to Seek Damages After a Slip and Fall
You may think, “Slip and fall injuries aren’t as serious as car accidents, so there’s no need to seek damages.” However, a slip and fall accident can be as devastating and costly as the personal injuries you receive in other types of accidents. It can rack up the following recovery-related expenses:
- Medical Treatment. These bills include emergency room visits, hospital stays, and medication. They can also extend to wheelchairs, walkers, crutches, casts. In serious cases, they may apply to in-home nursing care.
- Rehabilitation. Slip, trip, or fall accidents often involve receiving physical therapy. Insurance usually provides limited coverage for physical therapy or does not cover it all, so a settlement can go a long way in paying for physical therapy bills.
- Lost Wages. Damages can cover the work you miss while recovering from a slip and fall accident. These include past lost wages and future lost earnings as you make a full recovery.
- Mental Health. Many people experience trauma in the wake of a slip and fall accident. Besides experiencing potentially devastating physical injuries, they may feel crippling emotional anguish. Damages can help cover the cost of counseling and other assistance for restoring mental health.
Why Consult with a Personal Injury Attorney in Arizona?
Arizona personal injury attorneys understand the intricacies of state personal injury law. As such, a personal injury lawyer can bolster your slip and fall case tremendously so that you’re more likely to receive significant damages.
Consider these reasons for consulting with a slip and fall accident lawyer after your accident.
- They know how to work within a limited time frame. Arizona has a statute of limitations law for personal injuries. This law dictates that you can’t sue for personal injury more than two years after the accident. Therefore, your personal injury lawyer will carefully adhere to that timeframe while building your case.
- They know how to work with opposing lawyers. After receiving your lawsuit for personal damages, the opposing party will likely hire a lawyer. Your lawyer can anticipate the opposing team’s arguments.
- They know how to gather the evidence. Proof of liability is central to any personal injury case. In a slip and fall case, an icy sidewalk can be the cause—and the other party failed to put rock salt on their sidewalk or didn’t mount a warning sign of the ice. Whatever the case, a personal injuries attorney knows how to gather the evidence proving the other party’s liability.
- They understand how the opposing case will unfold. In most personal injury cases, the other party contests the argument that the victim’s negligence caused their slip and fall. Slip and fall lawyers know how to overturn their arguments.
- They know how to work with insurance companies. Insurance companies belonging to the opposing party play a crucial role in ensuring you receive compensation for damages. Like the opposing party, insurance companies want to blame you for the accident. Fortunately, a personal injury lawyer from Wood Injury Law is trained in insurance law and can run interference with them so they will need to pay you accordingly.
Wood Injury Law: Lawyers You’ll Swear By, Not At
Founder and Managing Partner, Josh Wood, is an experienced slip and fall accident lawyer with a background that contributes to his broad knowledge of legal issues. After working in law enforcement for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department, Wood served as a defense attorney for one of the nation’s largest car insurance companies. Wood left the insurance world because he wanted to assist those that needed help the most and to focus on his clients one person at a time. Contact Wood Injury Law for help obtaining compensation for your damages which can include medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other issues that you may face because of your injury.
Get a Free Consultation with an Experienced Slip and Fall Accident Attorney
Wood Injury Law in Mesa, Arizona, is fully prepared to represent your personal injury case. We work on a contingency basis, which means that we only get paid from the proceeds if you win your case. You can trust that we have the tools and know-how to launch a compelling case for your damages. Our law firm has a compassionate and knowledgeable slip and fall lawyer who will personally get to know you and your case and be there for you from beginning to end. Call us at (623) 232-9355 today to set up your free consultation or fill out our “contact us” form located here.
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