Personal Injury | Phoenix Personal Injury Law Blog
How PTSD Could Be Included in an Injury Claim
PTSD stands for post-traumatic stress disorder, a condition that can occur in individuals who have experienced traumatic events. Symptoms may include flashbacks to the traumatic incident, nightmares, avoiding reminders of the traumatic event, negative thoughts or feelings, being easily startled or frightened, and reactive symptoms, such as irritability, angry outbursts, and difficulty concentrating or sleeping.
Factoring Loss of Consortium Into Legal Claims
When a person with a family is hurt in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, their family members suffer along with them. Not only are they devastated to see their loved one injured, but they also lose the support and care of the injured victim while he or she recovers. This is known as loss of consortium. It is important to understand this term to help you receive fair compensation for your injuries. Our Phoenix personal injury attorneys can assess the full extent of your damages, including loss of consortium.
Calculating Pain and Suffering for Arizona Accident Victims
When it comes to calculating damages, pain and suffering is a major component in determining how much a plaintiff should be awarded for their injuries. Unlike economic damages, which cover more easily quantifiable costs like medical bills and lost wages, pain and suffering are considered non-economic damages. Non-economic damages are more difficult to calculate since a variety of factors must be considered, including the length of time it will take to recover, the impact the injuries had on quality of life, and any mental anguish experienced as a result of the accident.
How Electric Shocks Damage Your Heart Long-Term
Electrical shock can have a devastating impact on your body. It may cause severe burns, nerve damage, disruption of the central nervous system, heart attacks, and even death.
By disrupting electrical impulses that regulate your heartbeat, electric shock may cause immediate harm, including cardiac arrest. Scientists have also discovered that electric shock contributes to long-term heart problems.
The Rights of Snowbirds Visiting Arizona
Snowbirds are seasonal residents who like to spend the winter months in Arizona. It’s not surprising that a lot of snowbirds come from states with harsh winter weather, and many of them come from Canada.
Snowbirds are a great asset to our local economy. And we hope you enjoy the time you spend in our beautiful state. But if you suffer an accident while visiting Arizona, filing a claim against an insurance company can be a giant hassle.
How Dangerous Are EV Fires?
Electric vehicle (EV) fires are a serious issue that requires our attention. The major problem with EV fires is they burn very hot and they’re difficult to put out. It takes a tremendous amount of water to extinguish an EV fire and they can still reignite hours or even days later.
This new technology is still developing, and we need to have a sensible discussion about the risk of EV fires and the best way to respond to them.
When a Day at the Lake Goes Wrong
Bringing your family and friends to the lake is always meant to be an exciting and memorable experience. Enjoying nature and the outdoors is one of the greatest gifts that life has to offer and the United States is home to some amazing locations such as Lake Havasu, Lake Pleasant in Phoenix and Theodore Roosevelt Lake in Tonto National Forest.
A Lifeline for Victims of Police-Chase-Related Injuries
Police have the job of stopping people from committing crimes. When an officer signals a driver to pull over with sirens and flashing lights, the driver is required to comply. In some cases, however, drivers refuse to pull over and try to outrun police instead, leading to a high speed chase. This creates a risk of injury for others on the road.
Appeals Court: AZ Utilities Can Be Accountable for Negligence
The Arizona Court of Appeals has ruled that utilities cannot legally shield themselves from a claim when acts of negligence have led to injuries, death, or property damage. This ruling was the result of a claim in which arcing electrical wires destroyed a home and the family’s personal belongings.
Where Do Wrongful Death Claims Come From?
Arizona’s wrongful death statute was created as a way for family members to seek compensation for their loss of a loved one due to someone else’s negligence. These claims operate under many of the same legal concepts as personal injury claims, such as requiring a breach of duty of care and tangible damages, but they also have unique restrictions on who can file them and what compensation can be provided. The complex history surrounding the statute has a lot to do with that.
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