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A serious injury can stay with you for the rest of your life. Whether you slipped in the grocery store, went through a traumatic car accident, or needed an extra and unnecessary surgery because of medical malpractice, injuries can affect your relationships, financial security, and ability to work. Some injuries are the result of an accident or something out of anyone’s control, such as the weather. Many more injuries are directly related to the negligence or careless actions of another person. If someone else’s recklessness caused your injuries, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering.

At Russo Law Firm, we know how devastating an injury can be, and we want to help you hold responsible parties accountable for their actions. To do so, we must prove the person who caused your injuries was negligent. In the court of law, negligence means a person acted carelessly in a way that caused the accident and was not acting how a reasonable person would act in the same situation. Negligence can take many forms, from distracted driving to marketing a defective product. All cases of negligence fall under personal injury if someone was injured because of the negligent actions. Our Tucson personal injury attorneys have the experience to help you fight for compensation when negligent actions cause you serious harm.

Personal Injury Practice Areas

There are countless ways that one person can injure another. If your injury was preventable, and someone else failed to act with necessary caution, you should pursue compensation. A qualified personal injury lawyer could be able to bring justice to your case and obtain the money you need to move past your accident. At Russo Law Firm, these are the personal injury areas we see the most frequently:

Keep in mind that many people sustain injuries from events that are not listed here, so this list is by no means complete. The most important part of your case in legal terms is that we are able to prove that another party was acting negligently, resulting in your injury.

Arizona Personal Injury Statistics

When you sustain a serious injury, it is easy to feel alienated and alone because of your situation. In fact, thousands of people across Arizona are hurt by the recklessness of another person. Here are some of the statistics related to the most common personal injury areas, car accidents and medical malpractice.

Car Accidents

Despite the potential dangers of traveling in cars, personal vehicles are still the most popular way to get around in the country. Between commuting, running errands, and dropping off your kids, accidents are bound to happen. Even so, sometimes these accidents are wholly preventable and caused by a reckless driver. These were some of the most important numbers put out by the Arizona Department of Transportation for 2016:

  • 126,845 total crashes
  • 56,636 people killed in all crashes
  • 3,104 motorcycle accidents
  • 4,923 alcohol-related crashes
  • One person injured every 9.29 minutes

With the prevalence of vehicle accidents, there is no shortage of people being needlessly hurt or killed, which is truly a shame.

Medical Malpractice

We quite literally trust our doctors with our lives. When medical practitioners of any kind betray that trust by acting negligently or carelessly, they should be held accountable for their actions. Medical malpractice injuries can lead to lifelong health issues, but the victims of negligence should not have to pay for the future treatments they need. According to the National Practitioner Data Bank, the medical malpractice facts for Arizona in 2016 were as follows:

  • 192 medical malpractice payments
  • 1,064 cases of state licensure actions
  • 75% of medical malpractice payments totaled $50,000 or more
  • 2,577 medical malpractice payments over the last 10 years

These are just two examples of personal injury practice areas. Millions of dollars are recovered every year for Arizona residents in situations similar to yours. Many injured people do not contact an attorney because they assume their case is too small or insignificant. At Russo Law Firm, we are prepared to take on cases of all sizes and level. Do not hesitate to get in touch with a lawyer to fight for the compensation you need.

Proving Liability in Personal Injury Cases

The basis of a personal injury case is that someone acted negligently and caused an accident. However, the concept of negligence is not always so clear. To provide sufficient evidence in a personal injury case, a personal injury lawyer will typically need to demonstrate a few things:

  • Someone else was negligent:In order to bring legal action to another party in a personal injury case, someone other than you needs to have caused the accident. An example of negligence is drunk driving; a drunk driver is intentionally reckless, and they are liable if they cause an accident. Negligence also requires the person or party to act in a way a reasonable person would not choose to act. A reasonable person would not drive drunk because of the enormous safety risks.
  • You were reasonably careful: An often overlooked aspect of personal injury cases is your own carefulness. To use the example above, if you were injured in an accident with a drunk driver, but you had a suspended license because of traffic violations, you are also to blame. While the accident was probably not your fault, you were not acting with the most caution possible at the time of the accident. This fact can be held against you by the defense, but you could still receive some compensation for the accident.
  • The other person was more at fault: When both people are at fault for an accident, the judge can decide who was more at fault for what happened. This rule is called comparative negligence, and it is used to make sure an individual can receive compensation, even if they were partially to blame for an accident. As long as you can prove that the other party was more at fault for your accident, it is still possible to pursue legal action and win damages.

Proving negligence is not always easy, but a lawyer can help you build your case against a negligent defendant. Do not hesitate to get in touch with our firm by calling (520) 529-1515 to explore your legal options.

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Because every personal injury case is unique, no lawyer can reasonably answer this question without knowing some details about what happened. The severity of your injuries, the level of comparative negligence, and the type of injury you sustained are all relevant when filing a lawsuit. A knowledgeable lawyer can help you sort through the details of your case and figure out how much it could be worth. Feel free to reach out to our Tucson personal injury lawyer by calling (520) 529-1515 for a more specific answer to this question.
Recovering from an injury can be frustrating, time-consuming, and emotionally draining. While no amount of money is going to make your injury go away or immediately repair the damage to your life, restitution can help you move forward after an accident. Medical bills, insurance payments, and physical and emotional therapy are all expensive aspects of an injury. You did not cause the accident, so you do not deserve the added stress of coming up with the money to foot these bills. A large settlement or verdict can make these issues easier to handle.
At Russo Law Firm, we understand the stress you are going through, and we want to get you the help you need. There is no convenient time to be injured, but we are dedicated to making the recovery process as easy as possible for you. We have a proven history of putting our clients first because success for you means success for us. When you choose to work with our firm, you are choosing personalized attention, years of experience, and a thorough understanding of Arizona law and best practices. Remember, the law limits the time you have to file a claim. Contact us to get started on your claim as soon as possible.

Business Practice Areas

In addition to our personal injury representation, our attorneys have substantial experience representing companies both large and small in a variety of different situations, as well as assisting individuals with other financial matters, including:

Contact a Lawyer in Tucson

Following an injury, you may think it will make no difference whether or not you go talk to an attorney. You may think your case is insignificant, that we won’t take it, or that you couldn’t possibly stand up to your insurance company or employer. We are here to tell you otherwise. The Tucson personal injury lawyer at Russo Law Firm will take on cases regardless of size if the outcome will help an injured person. To learn more about what our lawyers can do for you or for answers to more of your legal questions, contact our firm at (520) 529-1515. We look forward to learning more about you and your case.

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