Personal Injury Attorneys in Flagstaff, AZ
The Flagstaff personal injury lawyers of the Law Offices of Gonzales & Poirier, PLLC, understand the consequences of a major accident can affect your life for years. You may have medical bills, property damage, and permanent injuries. Moreover, trying to resolve these matters on your own is painstaking and sometimes impossible. Our experienced attorneys are committed to helping people like you win fair compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Likewise, we do not charge outrageous legal fees and will make sure you receive the most for your settlement. We believe that no one else should benefit from your injuries. So, if you or a loved one is injured, or if a loved one has died as a result of someone else’s wrongful conduct, please contact an attorney with our law office today at (855) 774-5400.
Types of Personal Injuries Our Law Firm Handles
If you’ve been involved in a car accident, don’t deal with the other driver’s insurance company alone. Contact our law firm to fight for vehicle repair costs, medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress, reduced earning capacity, punitive damages, and if a loved one passes, we’ll recover damages for the loss of love and support.
If you’ve been the victim of a bike accident as the result of a driver’s negligence, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible. The insurance company will not pay for your injuries unless a physician has examined you and made a report. Ask for the names and phone numbers of witnesses and take pictures of each injury plus the damage caused to your bike.
Sometimes a personal injury can lead to a wrongful death. If you’ve lost a loved one due to the negligence of another, you may have a case for recouping monetary compensation for the victim’s lost love and earnings. Our law office handles all wrongful death cases on a contingent fee basis; only charging an attorney fee if and when we recover compensation for your losses.
Common Causes of Negligent Personal Injuries
A personal injury claim relates to a situation where the wrongful act of one individual or entity has caused injury or death. If you have been involved in an accident caused by another person’s or organization’s irresponsible or negligent actions and have been injured, you need to contact qualified Arizona attorneys if you wish to make a successful claim.
Injuries in Flagstaff take place daily and in a wide variety of manners. Our firm handles everything from motor vehicle, bicycle, motorcycle, premise slip and fall, and trucking accidents to medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, product liability, and construction accident representation. Continue reading to learn about some of the most common types of personal injuries caused by the negligent act of another person.
Motor vehicle accidents are far too common an occurrence in the Flagstaff area, particularly during the winter months. A car accident and the resulting injuries can have a devastating effect on the lives of the victims of the accident. Learn more…
Bicycle Versus Automobile
Because our cyclists our vulnerable to automobile drivers, bicycle collisions can cause terrible physical damage and injuries. Cyclists are extremely vulnerable to being struck by a car, so please be careful. Learn more…
Ask anyone who has ever consistently rode a motorcycle and they’ll tell you a dozen different stories about near misses and collisions with other drivers. When involved in a motorcycle accident and you have injuries that require medical attention, you must work with an experience lawyer to battle with the other guy’s insurance company. Learn more…
Premises Slip & Fall
Slip and fall or trip and fall accidents often occur because a property owner has failed to maintain his or her premises to the standard required by law. These failures can lead to serious and permanent injuries, including broken bones, joint dislocation, neck damage, and back injuries. Learn more…
Trucks and semi-trucks are massive vehicles often hauling tons of equipment and goods. When these vehicles are carelessly or recklessly operated, severe injury and death can occur. Truck accidents often happen because the truck is carrying an unsafe load, poorly maintained, driving at an excessive speed, or operated by a fatigued or impaired driver. Learn more…
We handle most cases against physicians, hospitals, nurses, and other medical professionals. Our firm focuses on those medical malpractice cases that involve catastrophic injury or death. Failure to adequately treat is a common complaint of people who are victims of medical negligence. Sometimes, a medical negligence case can consist of the failure to communicate a result of a test to a patient. Learn more…
Nursing Home & Elder Abuse
Nursing home abuse has become a fairly common problem. Many nursing homes do not properly treat or care for their senior or elderly residents as required by law. Problems include bed sores, death, falls, dehydration, and other instances of abuse of the elderly and nursing home neglect. Learn more…
Recalled & Defective Products
Products liability involves a defective product that causes a person harm. Our law firm handles product liability claims where serious injury or death results from a defective product. A product may be defective by design, manufacturing, or for failing to warn of certain dangers. Learn more…
Statute of Limitations
As is the case with all states, Arizona has a statute of limitations that places a time limit on bringing a personal injury case to court. It affects any case you file in court after an injury or accident. You need to have filed your personal injury lawsuit within two years of the date of injury.
Generally, the clock starts ticking immediately after an injury, but this is not always the case. Hidden injuries that aren’t discovered until after the accident may ensure that the statute of limitation doesn’t begin until the date of discovery. If you are filing a personal injury claim against an Arizona city, county, or the state itself, you must file a formal claim within 180 days and file the lawsuit within 12 months.
The comparative negligence rule relates to cases where the defendant tries to claim you were at least partly at fault for your injury. For example, you may be injured when a chair you sat on broke outdoors, but the manufacturer may claim the chair was not for outdoor use. In this instance, it could be decided that you are 30 percent to blame for the accident. Therefore, if you are awarded $30,000 in damages, you only receive $21,000, as 30 percent of the money is subtracted.
While Arizona courts use comparative negligence in cases, you can expect insurance adjusters to definitely bring it up. During settlement negotiations, an insurance adjuster may try to get your compensation reduced since you were partly to blame. You need to counter this argument if you wish to receive full compensation.
ATTORNEY CONTACT DETAILS
The attorneys at the Law Offices of Gonzales & Poirier, PLLC carry a vast amount of experience in providing aggressive and affordable representation aimed at attaining the best possible results for each and every one of our clients. Approaching each case with an individualized strategy that is tailored to the circumstances surrounding that case allows our lawyers to achieve the best possible results. To consult with an attorney with no obligation about your personal injury case today, please call (855) 774-5400 or click here to send an email.