How to File an Arizona Personal Injury Lawsuit
- Home /
- How to File an Arizona Personal Injury Lawsuit
People are injured at a pace that’s quite shocking in Arizona, and many of these injuries are caused by the negligence, recklessness or even the intentional conduct of another party. When this occurs, the person that is injured generally has an entire set of legal rights and options that arise, but anyone in that position should also remember that there are certain laws, norms and procedural expectations that must be followed in order for a personal injury lawsuit in Arizona to be filed properly. Therefore, if someone has been injured by the actions of another, the best immediate step to take is to contact an Arizona personal injury lawyer to schedule a consultation.
Arizona Personal Injury Lawsuit Factors
There are many reasons as to why this is advisable, and many have to deal with the reality that filing a personal injury lawsuit in Arizona can be complicated. There are several issues to keep in mind if you’ve been injured by someone else:
- The statute of limitations
- Filing proper pleadings with the court
- Naming the appropriate defendant or defendants
- Properly stating your claim on the pleadings
- Serving the defendant or defendants properly
- Handling the court documents that must be filed after the initial complaint is filed in the appropriate jurisdiction
- Working through settlement offers
- Dealing with issues that relate to evidence
These are just a few examples of the steps that must not only be taken, but must be taken in accordance with an entire set of rules and procedures. If any egregious mistakes are made, the case could be dismissed and create a situation where the entire claim is at risk.
Arizona Lawyers for Personal Injury Claims
In addition to handling all of the nuts-and-bolts aspects of filing a personal injury lawsuit in Arizona, there is also the reality of formulating a strategy and dealing with the other parties. Once an action has been filed, it’s almost assured that you would hear from the other party and/or the other party’s attorney in order to work through the case and either settle it or fight against having it dismissed. In addition, if the other side’s insurance company is involved, you would soon be drowning in a sea of paperwork and translating jargon that is wholly unfamiliar to someone without a legal background.
Injury Lawsuit in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tucson and All of Arizona
In short, while the law of negligence is relatively clear in terms of defining fault and ultimately affixing an amount of damages to a claim, getting to that point involves many steps. Rather than take the risk of making a mistake by attempting to handle the matter by yourself, contact an Arizona personal injury lawyer at Phillips Law Group today to schedule a free initial consultation.
Free Case Evaluation
Your message has been sent
Thank you for your message, we will get back to you soon.
Liz Gonzales was great!!!!
Sophia H is a pleasure to work with! Thanks for all you do.
Juan Roque has been integral with my legal needs. Communication has been easy. He conveys information I can easily understand without a lot of "Legal Fluff" jargon. I will certainly do business with Phillips Legal team again and refer them to my friends and family.
I want to thank attorneys Tim and Robert and the paralegal Bethany for all they had done on my case. They were all empathetic, knowledgeable and professional. All my questions were answered, emails returned in a timely matter, and promises fulfilled. I recommend Phillips Law Group if you need help with your injury case.
Sophia H is very helpful.
Jasmine , did a great job . Highly recommend!!!!!
Two family members were in a bad wreck a couple of years ago, and as a result called Phillips Law to represent them. Montana Thompson was the attorney assigned to the case with the help of Nemo Farr as legal assistant. Mr. Thompson litigated a very generous settlement for both my stepdaughter and her son. Because my grandson is a minor, I decided to act as conservator for him to ensure the settlement was safe and secure. Montana helped with that process, but it was Nemo who went way above and beyond the call in finding a financial institution to use for the restricted account. There were some glitches in that process but Nemo helped navigate them with a calm expertise which belies his age. I would consider them both great representatives of the level of commitment to their clients and assets to their firm.
They knew exactly how to explain the case to me in a way that I would understand it. They gave me hope that my life wasn’t over.
Great company and awesome service. Thanks Caroline fabos. Kudos to all.
I’ve been working at Phillips Law Group for nearly four years and I can confidently say this is the best personal injury firm in Arizona to work for. The firm is the best for numerous reasons but to start, Phillips Law Group gives employees opportunities for promotions and growth. I started working within the settlement department, moved to a paralegal assistant and grew to be a pre-litigation paralegal with my own case load. Each attorney I have worked for is extremely knowledgeable, friendly, and easy to talk to. Secondly, I love how Phillips Law shows appreciation for employees. They host Friday Zoom Huddles giving out PTO, goodie bags, special shout outs, bonuses and gift cards. They also host extravagant holiday parties and fun contests during the Holidays! Lastly, the firm cares about giving back to the community, which is a trait I value as well. It’s rewarding to see a fast paced firm taking time out of their busy day to pay it forward. I would highly recommend working at Phillips Law Group!