Tolleson Personal Injury Lawyer

Whether it stems from an automobile accident, a dangerous property condition, a mistake in a medical setting, or under any other circumstances, getting seriously injured directly due to someone else’s misconduct is a uniquely frustrating and potentially life-altering experience. Even worse, demanding fair financial recovery for the harm you have sustained through such an injury can be a highly complex process, as numerous legal and procedural obstacles might get in the way of you getting paid what you deserve.

Guidance from a seasoned legal professional can be vital to navigating around those roadblocks and maximizing your chances of a favorable case result. With a knowledgeable Phillips Law Group Tolleson personal injury lawyer by your side, you will have far better chances of effectively enforcing your rights than you would ever likely have filing suit by yourself.

Types of Injury Claims We Handle

Our Tolleson personal injury attorneys have experience handling a wide variety of claims, including but not limited to:

Regardless of the type of accident, an injured person has the best chance of securing a favorable outcome for their claim by working with a trusted legal advocate. Gathering and preserving evidence, handling negotiations with insurance companies, working with eyewitnesses, hiring case experts, and taking a claim to trial to fight for maximum compensation are just some of the ways our team can help.

Special Rules for Personal Injury Claims

The Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure set out numerous unique requirements and restrictions for people intending to file suit over injuries they suffered due to another person’s negligence, some of which are fairly unique to Arizona and would not apply to cases filed in most other states. Perhaps most notably, Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure § 8 actually prohibits most personal injury plaintiffs from asking for a specific amount of financial recovery in their initial complaint.

Instead, an injured person must select the “damage tier” that most closely matches the compensation they seek to make up for all their compensable losses. As per AZ R. Civ. Proc. § 26.2, the three tiers available as of 2023 are “less than $50,000,” “between $50,000 and $300,000,” and “more than $300,000.”

It is worth noting, though, that this rule does not apply equally to every type of personal injury claim filed in Arizona. For example, claimants pursuing compensation over an act of medical malpractice or under product liability still cannot name a specific amount of damages sought in their complaint, but they do not have to specify a “damage tier” in advance. A Tolleson personal injury attorney can explain these and other rules that might impact a particular claim’s outcome during a confidential consultation with a member of the Phillips Law Group team.

What Damages Are Recoverable After an Injury?

Both economic and non-economic forms of harm can and should be factored into a comprehensive civil claim over a personal injury in Tolleson. Some examples of damages that our seasoned attorneys commonly help injured people incorporate into settlement demands and lawsuits include:

  • Personal property damage
  • Physical pain and discomfort
  • Psychological trauma and distress
  • Lost work income and earning capacity
  • Lost overall enjoyment of life, including lost consortium
  • Accident-related out-of-pocket expenses, like rental car fees and travel expenses to go to doctors’ appointments
  • Past and expected future medical expenses, including disability-related costs for things like assistive equipment and in-home care

Fortunately, since Arizona is a “pure comparative fault” state, there is no amount of fault an injured person can be assigned for causing their own losses, which would disqualify them from filing suit altogether. That said, it is still crucial to have help from experienced legal counsel in contesting allegations of this nature since any percentage of comparative fault assigned to an injured person by the court could be held against them as a proportional reduction from their final damage award’s value.

Get in Touch with a Tolleson Personal Injury Attorney Today

Taking effective legal action over a personal injury is far from a simple process, and getting a good outcome from this kind of case alone can be next to impossible. Fortunately, you have help available from dedicated legal professionals who have served the Tolleson community for over 30 years and are not afraid to go to trial if necessary to get you the compensation you need.

A conversation with a Tolleson personal injury lawyer at Phillips Law Group can give you answers to important questions and information about the next steps to take. Please call today to set up a meeting with a member of our experienced legal team and to learn more about the claims process today.