It’s a fact of modern life that people in our society suffer injuries. Personal injury law compensates people who are injured physically or emotionally (or killed) by the actions or inaction of someone else. Persons held liable for personal injury are subject to paying compensation to the injured person for pain and suffering, emotional harm, loss of current and future income, medical expenses, physical limitations, and permanent injuries.
There are a number of different types of personal injury claims. Perhaps the most common or well known is the negligence claim. Under this theory, the plaintiff says that the defendant breached his duty of care to the plaintiff and the breach caused injury to the plaintiff. Automobile accidents are often based on negligence claims, although they can also be based on a products liability theory.
Another type of personal injury claim is when someone is injured in what’s referred to as a “slip and fall” accident. In those circumstances, the personal injury claim may be based on a premises liability theory. Under this theory, landowners are responsible for providing reasonably safe conditions for guests, workers, tenants, and visitors. So for example, a person who slips and falls on a wet floor in a restaurant may be entitled to compensation for injuries under a premises liability theory. Other types of personal injuries can occur from dog bites or workplace accidents.
Arizona follows a contributory negligence rule. This means that even if the injured person’s own negligence contributed to his or her injuries, he or she can still recover compensation. However, under a comparative negligence rule, the injured person’s damages will be reduced in proportion to his or her fault in the accident.
In any event, if you are injured you may be entitled to financial compensation for your losses. An attorney can help you know and protect your right to compensation. Call today for a consultation: (520) 495-0869. Or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org