"Personal Injury" is a catch-all category for lawsuits made for bodily injuries suffered as a result of accidents caused by the fault of another person or legal entity such as a business.
Personal injury cases include motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, construction accidents, slips and falls, dog bites, wrongful death claims, etc. These lawsuits often also include claims for property damage and lost wages.
Personal injury lawsuits can be filed for people of all ages, including minors and infants. There are time limits within which a lawsuit must be filed in order to recover damages for injuries. It is, therefore, very important that you seek legal advice as soon after the accident as is reasonably possible. Because Arizona is a comparative negligence state, investigating accidents should be done as quickly as possible after an accident has occurred.
We have the knowledge and resources to properly investigate and pursue claims for personal injuries.
Contact us about your Personal Injury or call us at (520) 748-0800.
Medical Malpractice cases are some of the most complex, expensive, and time-consuming cases to pursue. They include lawsuits against doctors, nurse practitioners, paramedics, hospitals, nurses, nursing homes, etc. They also can include elder care claims and claims for injuries to infants. In order to collect damages from a medical malpractice lawsuit, you must prove that the medical practitioners fell below the standard of care in the community for the type of care provided. This requires that you have expert testimony to show medical negligence.
Because of the complexity of these cases, early investigation is critical. Obtaining complete sets of medical records and having them reviewed by reliable and knowledgeable experts takes time. It is not always possible to identify all of the people or organizations responsible for injuries without consulting experts, so the more time we have organize and investigate claims, the better. For example, if you check in to a hospital for surgery and something goes wrong, you may well file suit against the hospital, your surgeon, your anesthesiologist, the nurses, etc. At times, the people or organizations that provided care to you, including nurses, are not employed by the hospital!
Consult us as quickly as possible so we can begin the investigation. Call us at (520) 748-0800.
Workplace injuries can range from a minor cut to a deadly fall. Electrocution, tool injuries, scaffolding mishaps, falling walls, all of these things can cause injuries. While you are often limited to a workers’ compensation claim, there are circumstances under which you can file suit and pursue damages not available under workers’ compensation, including pain and suffering. In most cases, you will pursue both cases at the same time. When you have a construction injury, you need an attorney who knows not just about suing the person or company responsible for your injury, you need an attorney who knows how to sue the negligent person AND pursue the workers’ compensation claim as well. The claim might involve product liability.
We can handle all of these claims, including the workers’ compensation claims. Contact us about your Serious Injury or call us at (520) 748-0800.
Workplace injuries are common. Most workers’ compensation cases are handled without an attorney, but for serious injuries or for claims that have been denied, you need an attorney.
Often, even claims that have been accepted have treatments denied or unpaid compensation, and in those cases you will also need an attorney. Workers’ compensation claims can be auto accidents, construction accidents, medical malpractice, slips and falls, etc. It is not uncommon to pursue more than one kind of claim at the same time, but you will need an attorney who practices workers’ compensation cases in order to keep your claims organized and to be sure they are working toward the same ends.
At Dix & Forman, PC we are one of the very few firms that handle workers’ compensation claims in Southern Arizona and have attorneys who are Certified Specialists in workers’ compensation claims. Contact us about your Workers’ Compensation Questions or Claim or call us at (520) 748-0800.
Automobile accidents account for many injuries each year, both serious and minor. After you make your claim with the other driver's insurance company, you will be contacted and asked to sign releases and give a statement. This means that the insurance company has already started its investigation, and it's up to you to get representation so that your investigation can begin as well. Often, the key to a successful lawsuit is getting the information while it’s hot. Don’t wait to get answers to your questions and get your case organized.
Contact us about your Motor Vehicle Accidents or call us at (520) 748-0800. Injuries to yourself, your family, and your friends all are a common aspect of motor vehicle accidents.