Personal Injury FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions
Being injured in a preventable accident is a frightening experience, and
navigating the legal process can be downright overwhelming. We know you
have a lot of questions about your rights and personal injury claim proceedings,
and while we encourage you to request a personalized
free case review, we've compiled a few of the most common questions our Phoenix personal
injury lawyers hear from clients.
Q: What is personal injury law and what types of cases do you handle?
A: Personal injury is an area of law in which one person sues another person
for a civil wrongdoing. Arizona personal injury laws provide protection
to people who have been injured, harmed, or killed because of another
person's recklessness or negligence. Accident and injury victims can
file a personal injury lawsuit against the negligent party to recover
financial compensation for their pain and suffering, medical expenses,
and lost wage
Q: What is negligence?
A: Legally speaking, negligence refers to careless or recklessness that leads
to, causes, or contributes to an accident or injury. For example, if a
person causes a car accident because he or she was texting while driving,
it will be considered negligence since texting while driving is a careless
or reckless behavior. Because the driver acted negligently, he or she
will be held responsible for the accident and be required to pay damages
to the victim.
Q: If I have been injured, what types of damages can I recover?
A: In order to win a
personal injury lawsuit and collect damages, you must prove that another person or entity acted
negligently and is therefore liable for your accident and injuries. If
you have been injured in an accident that was caused by another person's
negligence, you will be awarded financial compensation to cover your pain
and suffering, emotional distress, medical bills, rehabilitation and treatment
expenses, medication costs, adaptive equipment, lost wages, future lost
wages, economic hardship, and decreased quality of life.
Q: How long do I have to file a personal injury or accident claim?
A: In Arizona, you only have two years to file a personal injury lawsuit.
If you do not file your claim within two years from the date of your injury,
you may lose your right to take legal action and recover damages.
Q: How much is my case worth?
A: The value of your case will largely depend on the specific circumstances
of your accident or injury. In general, the more severe the injury, the
more your case is likely to be worth, as serious and severe injuries will
result in high medical bills and usually limit your ability to work and
earn income. Who is actually at fault for the accident will also impact
how much you are able to recover. The best way to determine how much your
case is worth is to consult an experienced personal injury attorney at
Knowles Law Firm, PLC. When you come to their firm, they will review your
case, discuss your legal options, and provide you with a general idea
of how much he thinks he will be able to recover in the courtroom.
Q: How much do you charge for your services?
A: Their firm works on a contingency fee basis. This means that you are not
required to pay any attorney's fees unless he wins your case and recovers
a settlement. If he does not recover any money for you, then you do not
pay any attorney's fees. If he does win your case and recovers a settlement,
only then will he take a percentage of the money that is awarded to you
to cover the cost of attorney's fees.
Contact a Phoenix personal injury lawyer at Knowles Law Firm, PLC today!