As much as it hurts, sitting on your auntie's hijab pin that she left stuck in the couch does not count as a personal injury. Pulling a back muscle while getting your dabke on at your cousin's wedding probably hurt, yet it still can't be considered a personal injury. Remember that time your mom made you drink that boiling hot cup of shay, and you could not feel your mouth for days?
While all of these instances caused you personal harm, getting any of your family members to admit fault is a far-fetched dream. Accidents happen but if you think someone did not take the necessary steps to prevent a mistake or injury you may want to seek the advice of a personal injury attorney.
What can a lawyer do to help?
A personal injury attorney will represent you if you have reason to believe that the physical or emotional damage was caused because another party did not take the necessary steps to prevent the accident. The person or company at fault can be responsible for medical bills, emotional harm or lost wages which are the result of the accident.
Personal injury has certain restrictions
In Arizona, you have two years to file a lawsuit related to a personal injury. In most cases, this time limit begins on the date of your accident. However, there are different requirements for making a claim against government agencies, or if you were hurt on the job. There are varying types of situations and classifications in which someone can suffer a personal injury. Examples of typical claims include injuries from:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Traffic collisions
- Defective products
- Workplace injuries
- Professional malpractice
Forgiving your auntie, cousin or mom for causing you personal harm is your decision. Should you ever find that you have been injured under other circumstances, it is crucial to know that there are resources to help you understand your rights.