Arizona Personal Injury Questions – Attorney Mark E. Hall answers your personal injury questions.  Do you know what your rights are under the law for filing a personal injury claim? The laws vary by State, so it’s important to contact a personal injury attorney in your state; if you are viewing this from outside the State of Arizona.

If you think you may have a personal injury claim; it’s very important to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as you are able. Because as more time passes you may lose your right to file a claim. In addition,  the ability to investigate your case may be impeded.

Arizona Personal Injury Questions

Arizona Personal Injury Questions


What is a personal Injury Claim?

You may be able to sue and recover damages if you were injured in a;

  • Car accident
  • Motorcycle accident
  • Boat accident

In addition, you may also be able to sue a;

  • Nursing home that is negligent in providing care.
  • Doctor who provided insufficient care, misdiagnosed or made a mistake.
  • Property owner for any injury you incur on their premises.
  • Manufacturer, distributor, or retailer of a defective product.
  • Dog owner who’s dog bites you.

These are just a few examples of personal injury cases. Consult with a personal injury attorney if you feel you may have a valid claim.

Arizona Personal Injury Questions


Are there time limits to file a claim?

In most states, there exists a statute of limitations for filing a claim. In addition, these limitations outline the amount of time someone has to bring a claim. Under a legal rule known as the “statute of limitations,” any lawsuit arising from an injury or accident must be filed within a certain time frame or the injured person’s legal claim will be barred and injured parties right to sue will be lost forever. 

The statute of limitations in Arizona under ARS 12-542 to file a personal Injury lawsuit is usually two years, except where stated otherwise. If it’s a case against the City, County or State of Arizona; you must file a formal notice of claim within 180 days and a lawsuit within one year.  Also, please review Arizona Revised Statute § 12-821 and § 12-821.01 for more information on this.

Should I talk to anyone about my case? 

Don’t discuss or comment about your case with anyone other than your attorney. Even off-hand comments made casually to friends or family may later be used against you. Also, you should not talk with your doctors about the value of your case or the insurance company without first talking to your attorney.

What if I was not hurt in the accident?

You may not know you have injuries. Injuries sometimes are not felt until days after the accident. Your attorney should also recommend that you are seen by a medical professional immediately after any accident. This is not only to check to see if you require medical attention but to document everything as well. This is especially important if you plan to pursue a personal injury case.

Arizona Personal Injury Questions


How much compensation am I entitled to receive? 

Arizona has no caps on damages in personal injury cases. But typical damages in Arizona personal injury cases can include; medical bills, pain and suffering, emotional distress, lost wages, loss of companionship, and wrongful death. You may also be entitled to collect punitive damages in the event that the defendant was willful or egregiously reckless in their behavior leading to the injury.

How long does the process take?

Each personal injury case is unique.  It depends on many different factors such as; the length of the discovery process, depositions, fact-finding, interrogatories, and other investigative processes. Also, most insurance companies are not willing to enter into discussions concerning a settlement for a reasonable amount until a lawsuit has been instituted. Therefore, there is no typical time frame.


What should I do if I am involved in an accident? 

Contact an experienced personal injury attorney to discuss your rights. Attorney Mark E. Hall has a long history of providing knowledgeable and trusted advice in Personal Injury cases. Contact Mark E. Hall P.C. immediately if you have been involved in an accident or other personal injury related matter.

Arizona Personal Injury Questions