Serious Injury Information
Phoenix Serious Injury Lawyers • The Impact of Major Injury • Negligence and Liability • Serious Injury Scenarios • Defective Products • Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents • Wrongful Death • Medical Malpractice
Serious injuries impact individuals for the rest of their lives. For families involved, there is loss of income, quality of life, and physical well-being. Serious injuries typically result from the negligence or recklessness of other people. These injuries can be a result of circumstances such as auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, medical malpractice, and defective products. Our Arizona attorneys at the Law Offices of Michael Cordova, P.C. have experience in obtaining just compensation for victims of serious injury. If you or someone you love has been severely injured, please contact us for a free consultation.
The Impact of Major Injury
Serious injuries will have long-term lasting effects on everyone involved. For example, being struck on an Arizona highway by a large tractor trailer will present a difficult future for the victim and victim’s family. Common problems faced by people affected by serious injury include:
- Loss of Limbs
- Brain Injury
- Extensive Medical Bills
- Loss of Income
- Wrongful Death
- Loss of Vision or Hearing
- Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy
The physical and monetary impacts are obvious, but there are also, psychological impacts. A serious injury victim will not only suffer physical and monetary damages; there also exist mental trauma that must be faced by the victim. All of these consequences may require years of specialized attention from doctors and psychologists. A family, who loses a working parent, must face economic uncertainty.
Negligence and Liability
Many cases involving serious injury have one or multiple individuals who are at fault for the accident. A qualified attorney can assist in making the determination of who may be responsible in this situation. Under the law, the standard to prove someone is negligent involves a reasonable person standard. This standard measures how a reasonably prudent person would act under the same or similar circumstances. For example, a vehicle exceeding the speed limit is a basic example of someone who is not acting in a reasonably prudent manner. There is a duty of due care that all individuals owe to each other. When someone fails to act with due care, serious injury and accidents can be the unfortunate result. Any person or entity can be negligent, such as employers, doctors, municipalities, county agencies, etc.
Serious Injury Scenarios
If you have questions about what situations can constitute a serious injury claim, we have sought to provide some examples as a guide.
When people drive their automobile on the road or highway, they have an expectation that the vehicle has been safely constructed by the manufacturer. However, this is not always the case, and tragedy can result. For example, a tire that has not been properly designed can lose its tread when driving on the freeway. The result is loss of control of one’s vehicle and the potential for a massive accident. The driver and the passengers, if any, will probably suffer serious injury. A sport utility vehicle, that has not been properly designed, may rollover and cause severe injuries as well. Our Arizona personal injury attorneys can help you with your products liability case.
Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents
No one expects that when they ride their bike or travel across a crosswalk, they may be struck by an automobile. The reality of being injured still exists though. Imagine being hit by a truck when you are simply walking down the sidewalk. The injuries sustained have the potential to be very severe. The force of the impact could cause fractures, spinal injury, and even require numerous surgeries. If you have been the victim of a pedestrian accident or while riding your bicycle, our Arizona pedestrian accident attorneys can help you.
It is a sad truth that serious injuries can result in the death of a loved one. This loss will affect a family emotionally and monetarily. In Arizona law, there are two claims for compensation in a wrongful death case. First, the estate of the deceased can recover for the injuries, medical bills, and suffering experienced. Second, the family of the deceased has claims for things such as spousal support and loss of consortium. If you have lost a loved one in a serious accident, contact our Arizona injury attorneys so we can help to secure just compensation.
Doctors are looked to for improving the health of many people, but sometimes they act negligently and cause severe injury to their patients. For example, a doctor may not perform enough research into your personal health, and proceed with a surgery that is not safe for your individual circumstances. Without proper knowledge, it is impossible to be informed of what you’re facing. Medical negligence usually involves the concept of informed consent. The physicians have to provide you with a complete picture of all the risks and benefits of a procedure. Our law firm has successfully worked on these very types of cases. Contact our Arizona medical malpractice attorneys for a free consultation.