02 Apr The Different Types of Personal Injury Cases
Everyday accidents can cause lifelong suffering. If you have been in an accident that caused you an injury, your right to compensation, known as “damages,” can ease some of the financial and emotional burdens you may face. Our team at Saienni Law manages several different types of personal injury cases.
1. Motor Vehicle Accident
In 2019, almost 54,000 people in Arizona were injured in a car crash. Personal injury cases involving motor vehicles range from fender benders to more serious collisions. You may be able to claim damages when someone’s reckless or negligent driving has caused you injury. Make sure to file a police report at the time of the accident in order to obtain legal evidence of who was at fault.
2. Accidents in the Workplace
Workplace accidents, especially trip and fall cases, can occur whether you work in a hazardous environment or not. You may be able to pursue a personal injury case if you were injured in your workplace due to a superior’s negligence.
3. Dog Bites
Getting bitten by a dog can be a frightening and painful experience. Many people sustain bites from dogs that are not properly trained or leashed. If you are suffering from a dog bite, you may be able to form a case for the owner to pay for the treatment of your personal injuries.
4. Product Liability
Manufacturers are responsible for delivering products that are safe when used properly. You may have the right to a personal injury lawsuit if you were harmed while using a product for its intended purpose. You may also be able to pursue legal action if a product malfunctions or has a defect that causes you harm.
Arizona Statute of Limitations
According to Arizona law, you only have two years after the time of an accident to file a personal injury claim. The two year limitation may begin after the time of an accident if your injury from it wasn’t immediately apparent. This deadline does not apply to cases that settle out of court, but it’s important to keep in mind.
Personal Injury Lawyer in Phoenix
When you suffer an injury, the last thing you need is more stress. Hiring a personal injury attorney will help you focus on your healing while pursuing compensation. Our experienced team at Saienni Law will handle your case with care. Schedule a consultation with us today.