Personal injuries occur when someone is injured or killed because of an accident, negligence or the misconduct of another, and they can happen to anyone. The Arizona DOT reports that, in 2014 alone, there were almost 110,000 auto accidents in our state, 708 of them fatal. And auto accidents are just one of the many types of personal injuries people suffer.
If you or someone you love has been the victim of an accident, misconduct or negligence — in an auto collision, while on the job, crossing the street, in a hospital or nursing home, or in any number of situations — the attorneys at Khalidi Law Firm, PLLC have the experience and the resources to help you gain full and fair compensation for your losses.
Based in downtown Tucson, Arizona’s Barrio Historico, our team has litigated personal injury cases in Arizona ranging from automobile accidents to medical malpractice and professional negligence since 1994, and we will be sure to protect your rights and hold the responsible parties accountable for their actions. Recompense for personal injury lawsuits may include compensation for pain and suffering, lost wages, medical bills and other harm caused by negligence or misconduct, and it is our job to make sure you know your options.
The initial meeting is always free: we receive payment only after we have successfully completed your suit. Because of Arizona’s statute of limitations, if you feel you have a case, you should meet with an experienced lawyer as quickly as possible. We will determine the deadlines and laws that apply in your circumstances and work hard to ensure the best possible outcome. Have you been offered a settlement by the insurance company? Never accept a settlement until you have consulted an attorney. Insurance companies often try to offer compensation for an accident before the victim knows their rights. The Arizona personal injury lawyers of Khalidi Law Firm will aggressively pursue the just compensation to which you are entitled.
Types of Personal Injury Claims
The lawyers at Khalidi Law Firm, PLLC have successfully litigated personal injury claims involving:
- Automobile accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Premises liability/slip and fall accidents
- Swimming pool accidents and drowning accidents
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Malpractice and professional negligence.
- Vehicle Accidents
Our Legal Experience on Your Side
Because of the resources businesses and insurance companies have at their disposal, the average person often feels overwhelmed. The Khalidi Law Firm, PLLC is prepared to make its resources and local experience in the Arizona area available to ensure the victim gets what they deserve in the way of justice and compensation.
Utilizing decades of experience litigating personal injury claims, we build a unique team of experts and professionals specifically for each personal injury case – this often includes forensic experts, investigators, doctors, accountants, scientists and economists who assess losses and the physical, financial and emotional impact of the injury or the death of the loved one.
Our Client Verdicts & Settlements
Aside from expertise, Khalidi Law Firm has a wealth of experience in earning winning verdicts and positive settlements from a variety of cases. Our successful results include these:
- Nursing Home Case: A verdict of more than $1 million for a case in which a man entered a nursing home to rehabilitate his knee, and later died as the result of a pulmonary embolism (PE) due to the negligence of the staff
- Car Accident Claim: A case in which a plaintiff was injured when another driver took an illegal left turn, crashing into the plaintiff and causing injuries that will cause the plaintiff a lifetime of potential pain and suffering. The insurance company offered to settle for $33,000, but through the court process Khalidi Law Firm, PLLC litigated and the jury awarded the plaintiff $312,000.
- Insurance Denial: The insurance company for a woman diagnosed with cancer cancelled her policy, claiming the woman withheld details of her condition and made the contract void. However, Khalidi Law Firm, PLLC proved that the questionnaire given the woman did not provide the opportunity for the woman to explain her specific diagnosis. After litigation, the insurance company chose to settle the case, awarding our client $250,000 and immediately reinstating her insurance.
Questions and Answers About Personal Injury Lawsuits
- How Much Does it Cost?
- How Will the Value of my Personal Injury Case be Determined?
- Should I Accept a Settlement from the Insurance Company?
- Should I Provide the Insurance Company with a Recorded Statement?
How Much Does it Cost?
Every prospective personal injury client is entitled to a free initial consultation with one of our lawyers. During this meeting, the attorney will gather facts which allow us to make an initial assessment of the case. Based on this evaluation, it’s possible we may find your harm is not compensable or that the chances of recovery are not likely, or we may find that we should proceed with a lawsuit to recover damages for your losses.
Under this arrangement, you will not pay any attorneys’ fees unless there is a recovery by settlement or verdict. Under this kind of agreement, we receive compensation for our work after we recover money for you based on a set percentage of the total recovery, consistent with applicable law and regulations.
Costs related to your case are paid at the conclusion and are separate and distinct from our attorneys’ fees. Some common examples of these costs are filing documents with the court, serving defendants with notice, obtaining records and hiring experts.
How Will the Value of my Personal Injury Case be Determined?
There is no set or predetermined formula for determining the value of a personal injury case. Depending on the type and severity of your injury, you may be entitled to reimbursement for medical bills, time lost from work, medical costs for resulting injuries, pain and suffering, and more. A personal injury attorney will estimate the value of your lawsuit based on expert assessments and evidence, such as whether there are discrepancies in the testimony, medical records, or other issues that may detract from the integrity of the injured party’s case.
The following factors will be considered when determining the amount of compensation owed for your injuries: the severity of your injuries; the details of your accident; your degree of fault; your employment history; your ability to work; and your life expectancy. The manner in which you obtain medical treatment, your lifestyle, and your litigation history will also be considered.
When someone is injured, other members of the family may be affected as well. Those harms may be recovered separately from the damages awarded to the individual who was hurt. We will explain whether that situation applies in your case.
It is wise to be skeptical of the value an insurance company places on your injury. The company does not have your best interests in mind. In fact, they have incentives to drastically underestimate the value of your losses. Only a legal professional with a duty to fight for your interests can provide a fair assessment of the value of your injury.
Should I Accept a Settlement from the Insurance Company?
An insurance company’s interest is to ensure that you receive as little compensation as possible for your injury. The insurance adjuster is likely rewarded for resolving claims quickly and for as little compensation as possible. It is not uncommon for an insurance adjuster to visit an injured party soon after an accident occurs, when the victim is physically and emotionally vulnerable. The adjuster may come with an offer to entice you to accept a settlement for far less than you could recover if you had legal representation. It is prudent to not to sign away your rights without being fully apprised of the consequences. A personal injury attorney will ensure that the company actually pays the full value of the claim, taking into account all of your past and future losses.
Should I Provide the Insurance Company with a Recorded Statement?
The simple answer is no, or at least not until you have been advised by a personal injury attorney. When an accident occurs, it is common for an insurance company to ask the injured party to make a recorded statement. These statements are usually requested immediately after the accident, when you may not fully know or understand the full extent of your injuries. Insurance adjusters are trained to discreetly influence you into saying something that will protect their company from liability or limit your claim against it. It is very easy for comments in recorded statements to be taken out of context and used against you in litigation. The ultimate cost of this to you could be hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars.
Contact Our Tucson Law Firm
If you you or a loved one was the victim of an accident that you believe was due to the misconduct or negligence of another person or entity, contact Khalidi Law Firm, PLLC today. Our team of experienced lawyers are here to help.
Set up a free consultation to make sure your rights are protected by professionals.