If you have sustained a serious injury due to another person’s negligence, it’s important to fully explore your legal options. In many cases, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills, past and future lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. At Shultz & Rollins, our Yuma and Tucson personal injury lawyers have decades of experience helping people like you obtain the full and fair financial recovery they deserve.
Shultz & Rollins is an experienced personal injury law firm located in Tucson and Yuma. With over 90 years of combined experience, our Yuma and Tucson personal injury lawyers have handled cases involving many different types of serious injury.
1980 E. Fort Lowell Road, Suite 200
Tucson, Arizona 85719
226 S. First Avenue
Yuma, Arizona 85364
Car accidents are responsible for the vast majority of personal injury cases in the U.S. These collisions typically happen due to negligence, for example when someone drives recklessly or fails to follow the rules of the road. When this occurs, the careless driver can be held responsible for any injuries you’ve sustained.
When a doctor or health care professional fails to provide skilled or competent care and a patient is injured as a result, it is known as medical malpractice. Did you know the Arizona statute of limitations for personal injury specifies a two-year deadline for filing? These cases tend to be extremely complex and require the assistance of the best personal injury lawyer in Yuma and Tucson available.
Slip and fall cases are also a common form of personal injury lawsuits. Property owners have a duty to ensure that visitors are safe by maintaining premises that are free of hazards.
Dog owners are responsible for bites and other injuries caused by their pet. Arizona is a “strict liability” state, which means owners are held accountable even if the dog has never bitten before and the owner had no reason to believe it would bite.
Yuma and Tucson assault and battery cases involve someone being injured intentionally. As such, the personal injury lawsuit in civil court is often accompanied by a criminal case against the perpetrator. It's important to get a skilled and knowledgeable personal injury lawyer in Tucson or Yuma, AZ who can help you and who is very familiar with the Assault Classifications and Sentences.
When a doctor or healthcare professional fails to provide skilled or competent care during the mother’s pregnancy or labor and delivery and an infant is injured as a result, it is known as a birth injury claim. The most common avoidable birth injuries are brachial palsy, brain injuries, facial paralysis, fractures, cephalohematoma and caput succedaneum. After discussing treatment options with your doctor, it is important to get a skilled and experienced personal injury attorney who can help you.
The Arizona Supreme Court decided in 1967 that the duty of care owed by a land owner depends on the status of the entrant on the property. Injuries can arise from a homeowner’s negligent acts or conditions on the property such as a swimming pool or hazardous material. These cases involve many factors and require a skilled Arizona personal injury attorney.
In Arizona, per the Department of Transportation, there were 1,702 pedestrian accidents in 2017 with 226 pedestrians killed. These accidents typically happen when someone drives recklessly, distracted, inebriated or fails to yield the right-of-way to a pedestrian. It is important to consult a personal injury attorney and determine your legal options.
Traumatic brain injuries can result from either a closed head injury or a penetrating head injury. Many traumatic brain injuries are caused by falls, violent attacks or accidents involving automobiles, motorcycles, bicycles, pedestrians. These types of injuries often result in long-term limitations or permanent disability such as quadriplegia, paraplegia or loss of cognitive functioning. This results in significant damages, including lost wages and lost earning potential, in addition to the medical expenses and costs associated with lifetime attendant care.
When a child is injured on school premises, such as sports injuries, sexual assaults, broken bones, brain injuries and brain damage from falls, a teacher or school can be liable in negligence. There are shorter deadlines in school negligence cases, so it is important to consult with an Arizona personal injury attorney quickly.
Our personal injury attorneys have helped clients who suffered burns due to another’s negligence. Burn injuries can result from visits to restaurants, traffic accidents and falls. It is imperative to seek medical attention and consult a personal injury attorney to weigh your legal options.
When a healthcare provider or facility fails to provide skilled or competent care and a loved one commits suicide as a result, the healthcare professional or facility can be liable in negligence. Our personal injury attorneys have experience handling these types of complex cases.
If you have been seriously injured, it’s helpful to know the laws that may effect your case. Here is a quick look at a few of the pertinent laws in Arizona:
Like all states, Arizona has established a time limit on filing a claim. You have two years to file a personal injury lawsuit from the date of your accident. If you have a hidden injury that is discovered later, the statute of limitations starts on the date you discover the injury.
Arizona requires drivers to carry basic auto insurance coverage. The state also uses an “at fault” system, which gives the injured party the option of settling the claim with an insurance company or filing a personal injury lawsuit to seek damages. Before settling with an insurance company, it is crucial you consult an experienced Arizona automobile accident attorney, such as the attorneys here at Shultz & Rollins, Ltd.
Some states have damage caps to limit the compensation that you may receive in certain cases and for specific injuries. Arizona has no caps on damages in personal injury cases.
If you have been seriously injured and are facing overwhelming medical bills and physical challenges, it may be in your best interest to seek damages from the responsible parties. At Shultz & Rollins, the first thing our Tucson and Yuma personal injury attorneys will do is perform a thorough investigation. This will include:
Once we have filed the lawsuit, discovery will begin. During this process, each party will investigate the other’s legal claims and defenses. As that period ends, our attorneys will speak to the responsible party’s lawyers about a settlement. If settlement talks fail, the case will go to trial, where we will fight to prove your case and maximize your compensation.
The length of time it will take to recover compensation can vary, based upon the extent of the injuries, the need for future medical treatments, and whether a lawsuit is filed. The process starts with an initial interview with our personal injury lawyer.
Once Shultz & Rollins takes on your case, we will request your medical records, medical bills, and evaluate issues such as loss of income from work, the long-term impact of the injuries you sustained, and other facets of your case. Once it has been valued, we begin the negotiating process to pursue the maximum compensation.
Many injury cases are settled outside of court. However, it is imperative that your case is managed by a trial lawyer, as if the insurance company fails to make a reasonable offer, it may be necessary to bring a lawsuit to achieve justice and full compensation. We understand the importance of getting your case resolved and do all we can to speed the process, whether in negotiating a settlement or filing a lawsuit.
In cases in which a settlement has not yet been finalized, the insurance company will not be paying your medical bills until your case is resolved. Most medical providers understand this process, and we can work with them, so you do not face undue stress while your case is in progress.
Unfortunately, what you say in such a conversation poses a risk of affecting the final outcome of your personal injury case. Advise any lawyer or attorney’s representative who contacts you to direct all questions to your personal injury lawyer, for your own safety.
If another party committed an act of negligence that led to you suffering injuries, you likely have a valid personal injury claim.
At Shultz & Rollins, we provide legal services on a contingency basis – we are only paid the legal fees after your case is successfully settled, or a jury award is achieved.
Contingent fees are fees paid to a lawyer when the case successfully recovers compensation for an injured person. The fees are a fixed percentage of the settlement or jury award, typically about one-third of the amount paid.
If you have been seriously injured, a personal injury lawyer can help you navigate the process of recovering financial compensation. The lawyers at Shultz & Rollins are skilled, experienced trial attorneys who vigorously represent their clients and will pursue the maximum in compensatory damages.
The trial attorneys at Shultz & Rollins have achieved million and multimillion dollar verdicts and settlements for our clients. Mr. Rollins formerly served as an insurance company defense attorney, providing him a unique perspective and knowledge of the tactics employed by insurance adjusters. Mr. Rollins' experience is a significant benefit when negotiating with insurance companies.
Mr. Shultz formerly defended Fortune 500 companies facing large insurance claims. Since switching to personal injury law, Mr. Shultz has spent much of his career protecting the rights of injured people in Arizona. Ms. Scholtemeyer formerly worked in debt collections for creditors and lien-holders, providing important insight into the process of negotiating payments for medical bills and liens in personal injury cases.
Both Mr. Shultz and Mr. Rollins are rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, indicating that their peers in the legal profession consider them to perform with the highest level of professional excellence.
The law firm of Shultz & Rollins focuses on personal injury law. With over 90 years combined experience and a history of million and multimillion dollar verdicts and settlements, we vigorously represent our clients. Our goal is to achieve justice and the highest level of compensation for our client's injuries, based upon the law and facts of each case.
When we are hired as personal injury attorneys, we begin preparing each case for trial. Proving a case may involve using professional resources such as accident investigators, medical experts, financial experts and life care planners. Our cases are carefully crafted, well-supported by evidence and have resulted in many million or multimillion dollars verdicts and settlements. Please contact us for a free case evaluation.
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