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Do You Have Questions About Personal Injury Cases Involving Serious Injuries? Get the Answers You Need

Do You Have Questions About Personal Injury Cases Involving Serious Injuries? Get the Answers You NeedaIf you've had a significant injury in Phoenix, you may have looked up the word "serious injury" in the law dictionary. If you have questions about what that means or what your options are, keep reading for basic answers or call The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 602-340-0030 for a free legal consultation about your specific case.

In Phoenix, what is a Serious injury?

Simply put, a serious injury occurs when a person is permanently wounded or loses the function of a limb or organ for an extended period of time. Spinal cord injuries, amputations, paralysis, an injury that causes blindness or deafness, brain injuries, limb loss, persistent lung disease, or severe, disfiguring burns are all examples of this.

Catastrophic Injuries: What Causes Them?

Because of the way Phoenix's personal injury laws function, many parties may be responsible for these injuries. In addition to the individual who is directly culpable, there may be an employer, an insurance, or another entity who is liable for damages.

Consider the following scenario: a person slips and falls at work. Their boss might be held accountable. If the property owner is a separate individual, he or she may be held accountable. It's possible that the accident was caused by malfunctioning work equipment, which might be the fault of the employer or the tool designer and/or manufacturer.

I was partially at fault, am I still eligible for compensation?

Yes, if you were in Phoenix at the time of the accident. Because Phoenix is a comparative fault state, this is the case. You are entitled to reimbursement for the portion of your damages that was caused by the defendant. Even if you were more than 50% at fault, this is true. If the matter goes to trial, the jury will assess your proportion of fault. If a settlement is reached, one of the factors that will be considered is the proportion of blame.

Is there a time limit for filing a personal injury lawsuit?

Yes. You usually have two years from the date of the accident to bring a claim. If the defendant is a government entity, you only have six months to file a lawsuit. If there was simply property damage and no injuries, you may have up to three years to bring a claim. The goal is to contact an attorney as soon as possible to guarantee that you do not lose out on this opportunity.

For a free legal consultation, call The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 602-340-0030 now if you have suffered a catastrophic accident and want justice. We can assess the situation and advise you on your legal choices. Call right now and we'll get started right away.

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