Personal Injury FAQs

Personal Injury FAQs


At Palumbo, Wolfe & Palumbo, we have over 90 years of combined experience on our side. We have been listed as one of the best plaintiff specialty law firms in the entire country and are the recipients of an AV® rating from Martindale-Hubbell®. We are members of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum® due to the millions of dollars we have been able to secure in verdicts and settlements. If you have been injured because of the negligence of someone else, we understand that you will probably have many important questions that need answers. Our firm has put together a list of commonly asked questions below in order to help you get the information you need.

What are the most common causes of car accidents?

It may come as a surprise to learn that one of the most common causes of car accidents is distracted driving. Distracted driving comes in all shapes and forms, from talking on your cell phone to texting to eating to talking to a passenger in your vehicle. Another common cause of a car accident is speeding. Speeding not only increases the severity of an accident, but it can decrease the driver’s ability to make decisions and react to obstacles in the road. Drunk driving is also a major cause of accidents, leading to countless deaths and injuries every year.

What constitutes medical malpractice?

If you suffered from some type of mistreatment while in a hospital, you may have questions regarding whether you have grounds to file a medical malpractice case. There are several factors which must be present in order to constitute a medical malpractice case. First, it has to be established that the doctor acted negligently. A medical expert may have to examine the case in order to determine whether or not their actions in the case did not measure up to what is considered a reasonable standard of care. Second, a link between the medical professional’s actions and the patient’s injury will have to be established.

What should I do if I was injured by a drunk driver?

Even though the authorities do everything possible to educate people regarding the dangers of drinking and driving, every day people get behind the wheel of a car while under the influence of alcohol or drugs. If you or a loved one was injured because a drunk driver caused an accident, something should be done to hold them accountable for their actions. This is not only important because it means that you will be able to get the compensation you need to pay for medical bills, but it means that you will be able to ensure they do not hurt another victim.

Could I be entitled to compensation after a dog bite?

What should you do if you were attacked by someone’s dog? Owners are responsible for their pets and the laws in Arizona are strict regarding these cases. Regardless of whether the dog owner acted negligently and that negligence caused the attack, the owner can still be held accountable. Victims of dog bites could be dealing with extensive surgery and permanent damage. If you were hurt by someone else’s dog, you should not have to pay the expensive medical bills which could result.

Is nursing home abuse personal injury?

More and more reports are coming up in regards to nursing home abuse in the U.S. If you believe that your loved one was abused or neglected while in a nursing home, you most certainly could have a personal injury case. Signs that abuse may be taking place include unexplained injuries, bed sores, poor hygiene, and altered behavior in the victim. This type of treatment should not be tolerated, and by filing a lawsuit, you could preventing the same thing from happening to another victim.

How do I file a wrongful death claim?

Did you lose a loved one because of the negligence of another? No amount of compensation could ever make up for the death of a family member, but it is important to file a wrongful death claim so that the negligent individual is held responsible for the damage they have caused. It is also important because it could protect another family from going through the same thing. Filing a wrongful death claim will differ depending on the type of situation, but in the end it could help take care of funeral and burial costs.

Should I file a lawsuit if I was injured by a defective product?

Manufacturers have the right and responsibility to provide consumers with safe products. When they fall short of this, something needs to be done. The sad truth is, some companies are more interested in the bottom line than they are in the safety and wellbeing of their customers. A defective tire could result in a fatal car accident. A drug that was rushed through production could result in devastating side effects. Whatever your specific case, you should contact a member of our team so that we could help you file a personal injury claim against the company.

What is defined as a catastrophic injury?

A catastrophic injury is any type of injury which results in serious or permanent consequences to the victim. Examples of catastrophic injuries include traumatic brain injuries, serious burns, an amputation, paralysis, and more. These types of injuries could result from motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, and construction accidents, and it is important that the individual is held accountable for what they have acted negligently. The cost of a catastrophic injury can be felt for years, with some victims needing permanent care and follow-up surgery and treatment. If this is your case, it is important that you receive the compensation that you need.

What should I do if I was involved in a construction accident?

Out of all the work environments in the U.S., construction sites are by far the most dangerous. With such a high risk of receiving an injury, it is important that employers make every effort to ensure that their worksites are safe. There are strict guidelines in place designed to promote construction site safety, but these rules are useless if they are not followed. If you were injured on a construction site or lost a loved one in a construction accident, you could be entitled to compensation. By allowing us to look into the details of your case, we could determine whether or not you should file a claim.




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