Corona de Tucson, Arizona Personal Injury Lawyers
Mr. Clausen is a member of the State Bar of Arizona, and is a Board Member of the Trial Practice Section of the State Bar of Arizona. He has argued before the Arizona Court of Appeals and is admitted to US District Court. Darren is active in the Volunteer Lawyers Program, having been honored as a Top...
Ron Mercaldo established the Mercaldo Law Firm in 1978 for the purpose of representing plaintiffs in serious injury and wrongful death cases. The firm has specialized for the last 15 years in the area of medical malpractice. Mr. Mercaldo left a larger firm in 1978 where he was a partner doing both insurance defense and plaintiffs representation. Mr. Mercaldo obtained his undergraduate and juris doctor degrees from the University of Arizona completing his...
Injured in an accident?
When a person is injured, tort law will govern whether that person may be compensated for the injury, the amount of compensation that may be recovered, as well as which parties will be liable for the injury. Tort law, also known as injury law, comes from federal and state codes, as well as judicial opinions from prior cases. The amount of damages a plaintiff to a personal injury action may receive can be determined by statute, or by a judge or jury. Typical recoveries may include compensatory damages (e.g., lost wages, medical bills, etc.) and in particularly egregious situations, punitive damages. In some cases, a plaintiff may recover certain non-economic damages such as pain and suffering, loss of consortium, or loss of enjoyment of life.
Personal injury lawyers help injured people seek compensation from those who have harmed them. Some injury attorneys focus on a specific type of case, such as truck accidents, car accidents, slip-and-fall injuries, medical malpractice or products liability cases. If a person is injured as a result of criminal behavior, it may be appropriate to pursue a personal injury lawsuit in addition to the state's criminal investigation or prosecution.
Many personal injury attorneys offer a free consultation to evaluate your claim.
Negligence: Failure to use care which a reasonable and prudent person would use under similar circumstances.
Joint and several liability: A legal doctrine that makes each of the parties who are responsible for an injury, liable for all the damages awarded in a lawsuit if the other parties responsible cannot pay.
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