Personal injury law encompasses a wide range of accidents and injuries. At Curiel & Runion Personal Injury Lawyers, our Arizona personal injury lawyers specialize in this area of the law. As a result, our attorneys have developed substantial resources, skills, and legal knowledge that help them win cases for our clients.
Our dedicated Arizona personal injury lawyers have over 55 years of combined experience handling personal injury cases. We have recovered more than $30 million in compensation for our clients. Our attorneys are aggressive trial lawyers and respected negotiators.
We are available 24/7 to discuss your personal injury case. When someone has injured you, you want a legal team on your side who will fight for the best possible outcome in your case. You don’t need to look further than our lawyers at Curiel & Runion Personal Injury Lawyers.
Contact us today at (602) 595-5559 to schedule a free consultation with one of our Arizona personal injury attorneys. We are here for you when you need a trusted, fierce legal advocate in your corner.
How Curiel & Runion Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help if You’ve Been Injured Because of Another Person’s Negligence or Wrongdoing in Arizona
Are you unsure whether to hire a personal injury lawyer in Arizona to help you with your case? If you do want to hire an accident lawyer, how do you know which personal injury attorney to hire?
Experience is one factor to consider when hiring an Arizona personal injury attorney. Our attorneys have more than five decades of legal experience.
However, you also want to consider the attorney’s success rate. At Curiel & Runion, our lawyers have represented more than 3,000 clients. We have a 98% success rate for the cases we handle.
At Curiel & Runion Personal Injury Lawyers, we focus our law practice solely on personal injury, wrongful death, and workers’ compensation cases. We are passionate about protecting the rights of injured victims and their family members. Our commitment to our clients shows in the awards and honors our attorneys have received from organizations, including Super Lawyers and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
When you hire our law firm to represent you in a personal injury case, we handle all matters related to your claim. Steps we take include, but are not limited to:
- Listening to what happened to you so we know how to get you the outcome you desire
- Investigate the cause of your injury or accident, including working with top-rated expert witnesses when necessary
- Determine the correct value for your case after accurately documenting your damages
- Prepare and file all documents related to an insurance claim and/or personal injury lawsuit
- Defend you against allegations that could lower the amount you receive for your personal injury claim
- Negotiate a fair settlement for your damages based on how much your case is worth
- Pursue a claim in court by filing a personal injury lawsuit
Our goal is to obtain the maximum compensation available for your personal injury case as quickly and efficiently as possible. However, we do not rush cases to settlement. We are unwavering in our pursuit of compensation for your damages.
Contact Curiel & Runion Personal Injury Lawyers to schedule a free case evaluation with an experienced personal injury attorney in Arizona.
Our Arizona Personal Injury Lawyers Handle All Types of Cases
At Curiel & Runion Personal Injury Lawyers, we have experience representing clients in different types of personal injury cases. Our lawyers have experience handling cases involving:
- Motor vehicle accidents, including crashes involving trucks, cars, electric scooters, pedestrians, motorcycles, buses, and bicyclists
- Dog bites and animal attacks
- Wrongful death
- Slip and fall accidents
- Assault injuries
- Construction accidents
- Uber and Lyft accidents
- Premises liability claims
- Medical malpractice
- Workplace accidents
- Product liability claims
If you were injured because of another party’s negligence, intentional torts, or other wrongdoing, call Curiel & Runion Personal Injury Lawyers for a free consultation. Let us help you receive a fair settlement for your injuries and damages.
What Damages Can I Recover for an Arizona Personal Injury Case?
The damages you receive for a personal injury case depend on the facts and circumstances. Typically, catastrophic injuries and wrongful death increase the value of a claim. However, other factors could affect the value of an injury claim, including:
- Whether you sustained permanent impairments
- Your ability to work
- The strength of your evidence
- The parties involved in your case
- How your injuries impact your daily activities and relationships
- Whether you could be partially to blame for causing the accident or injury
Most injury victims can recover compensation for their economic damages or financial losses. They can also receive compensation for their non-economic damages, which is also referred to as pain and suffering damages.
Examples of damages in an Arizona personal injury case include:
- Property damage
- Emotional distress and mental anguish
- Medical expenses and bills
- Physical pain and discomfort
- Lost wages, benefits, and earning capacity
- Diminished quality of life
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Rehabilitative care and therapy
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Disability, scarring, impairment, and disfigurement
The above damages are compensatory damages because they compensate the victim for losses or harm sustained by the victim. Punitive damages do not compensate the victim for losses. Instead, they are used to “punish” a defendant for a specific type of conduct.
In Arizona, punitive damages are only awarded in a few personal injury cases because the at-fault party must have acted egregiously. For instance, punitive damages could be awarded if the victim proves the defendant acted with intent to cause harm to the victim.
How Does Arizona’s Comparative Negligence Law Impact My Personal Injury Case?
A few states bar victims from recovering compensation for a personal injury or accident case if they have any blame for causing their injuries. However, Arizona did not adopt that law. Instead, we have a pure contributory negligence statute.
Under pure comparative negligence, your compensation for damages is reduced by your percentage of fault for causing your injuries.
Suppose the jury finds you are 40% to blame for causing a car accident. You would only be entitled to 60% of the amount of damages awarded for your case. Therefore, if the jury awarded you $100,000 for damages, the judge would reduce the award by 40% or $40,000 for your percentage of the blame for causing the crash.
However, if a victim intentionally, wantonly, or willfully contributed to or caused their injury or death, they are not entitled to compensation for damages.
Insurance companies unjustly use comparative negligence to undervalue claims. Your innocent statements to an insurance adjuster could be twisted to imply fault. Allowing your attorney to handle all communications with the insurance company is best.
Proving Liability for Damages in an Arizona Personal Injury Case
The victim has the burden of proof in a personal injury case. Most personal injury cases are based on general negligence. The victim must prove by a preponderance of the evidence each of the following legal elements:
- The party being accused of causing the victim’s injuries owed the victim a duty of care
- The party breached the duty of care through their actions or inaction
- The breach of duty by the accused party was the direct and proximate cause of the harm to the victim
- The victim incurred damages because of the party’s conduct
Some personal injury cases could be based on other legal causes, such as strict liability or intentional torts. The required legal elements can differ in those cases, but the burden of proof remains on the victim.
How Long Is the Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Cases in Arizona?
Each state sets the statute of limitations or deadlines for filing lawsuits in its courts. Most personal injury lawsuits must be filed within two years of the injury date, including wrongful death claims.
A few exceptions to the statute of limitations could change the deadline for filing lawsuits. Because the court can dismiss your lawsuit if you miss the deadline, it is in your best interest to consult a lawyer as soon as possible after an accident or personal injury.
How Much Does It Cost To Hire an Arizona Personal Injury Lawyer?
At Curiel & Runion Personal Injury Lawyers, we do not charge a retainer fee when you hire our law firm. Instead, our lawyers work on a contingency fee. You agree to pay us a percentage of the money we recover for your case. If we don’t obtain compensation for you, you owe us nothing in attorney’s fees.
A contingency fee allows you to have experienced legal representation regardless of your current financial situation. It also means you can trust your lawyer will work diligently to recover maximum compensation for your case because their fee also depends on your case’s outcome.
Schedule a Free Consultation With Our Arizona Personal Injury Lawyers
Don’t get frustrated with or bullied by insurance companies. Instead, let our legal team at Curiel & Runion Personal Injury Lawyers deal with them. Call our law office to request a free case review with one of our experienced Arizona personal injury attorneys.