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With over 90 years combined experience, our lawyers at Shultz & Rollins have successfully served the community in Tucson and Yuma as advocates for injured plaintiffs. We vigorously represent our clients throughout settlement negotiations and litigation. Before you consider legal action, there are a few fundamental facts you should know about personal injury lawsuits.

Personal injury law includes many different claims

Many personal injury cases are based on a motor vehicle accident, including trucking accidents. However, if you have been harmed as a result of negligence or an intentional act caused by another person or entity, this can also be the basis for a personal injury claim. Personal injury lawsuit substantive claims include, but are not limited to, faulty products, wrongful death, medical malpractice, workplace accidents and wrongful termination.

Don't delay seeking legal representation

The statute of limitations applies to personal injury lawsuits, which means that legal proceedings cannot be initiated after a certain amount of time has passed. The merits of your claim depend on timely filing of your lawsuit. Although each case is different, depending on the facts and particular laws that apply, it is advisable to find a knowledgeable and experienced personal injury attorney to handle your claim as soon as practicable.

Comparative negligence rule

Comparative negligence refers to an assignment of each party’s fault in the matter. For example, a jury may find that a plaintiff contributed to his or her own injuries. As a consequence, the amount of monetary damages the injured party receives from the defendant is reduced proportionately. Accordingly, it is important to carefully discuss all details of your case with your lawyer, even the unfavorable facts. An experienced personal injury attorney will be fully prepared to counter and/or mitigate claims of comparative negligence.

Evidence and testimony are critical

To prove your personal injury case in court or a settlement conference, admissible evidence regarding client injuries and client testimony are necessary. Your attorney can obtain your medical records and police report of the accident, which will be crucial to your case. At Shultz & Rollins, we pay meticulous attention to the details and prepare each case for trial.

Insurance company settlement offers might not always be fair

Most insurance providers usually try to limit the amount paid for medical expenses and other damages. It is important to collect all the documents supporting your claim, including medical bills, receipts, automobile repair estimates, rental car receipts and days of missed work before presenting your demand to the insurance company. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you evaluate your claims and negotiate with an insurance adjuster on your behalf.

Compensation varies in each case

Depending on your individual circumstances, compensation for your injuries will vary. At Shultz & Rollins, we have a proud history of winning million and multimillion-dollar suits against defendants for more than 30 years. Compensation for personal injury cases may cover past and future medical costs, property damage, loss of earnings, pain and suffering and changes to quality of life. Wrongful death compensation may cover loss of financial support, lost earnings, medical expenses incurred before death, funeral expenses and loss of companionship.

Timeline of Personal Injury Lawsuit

Personal injury cases differ in length of time as some may go to trial while other cases are settled out of court. Experienced personal injury attorneys are adept at handling the intricacies involved in each case. At Shultz & Rollins, we only take on a limited number of cases at a time to ensure we do each case justice.

7 Things to Know About Personal Injury Lawsuits, Shultz & Rollins, Ltd

Tucson, AZ

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7 Things to Know About Personal Injury Lawsuits, Shultz & Rollins, Ltd

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