I was served with a summons yesterday to appear regarding a personal injury claim. Apparently about one year ago someone rear-ended a man in OR, and he is suing me for 40k in non-economic damages and 9.5k in medical expenses. I live in AZ and was not in the state of OR last year. My credit card... Read more »
From the facts it may be that you share the same name as the actual defendant in the subject claim.
In the past I have had clients who this same issue has happened to. I have been able to resolve the situation by presenting evidence to the Plaintiff's attorney that he has the wrong person....Read more »
The disclosure is no longer 40 interrogatories,25 request for admission and unlimted request for production of documents? I am confused by the numbers in front of the each discovery that can be requested.
The new civil rules in Arizona at 16 A.R.S. Rules of Civil Procedure, Rule 26 lay out the determinations for three different "tiers" of cases. These different tiers each have specific amounts of discovery allowed based on case complexity and the amount in controversy.
(2) Tier 2. Each side in a Tier 2 case is permitted 15 total hours of fact witness depositions, 10 Rule 33 interrogatories, 10 Rule 34 requests for production, 10 Rule 36 requests for admission, and 180 days in which to complete discovery.
The new civil rules in Arizona have different discovery limits applicable to new cases based on complexity/damages. 16 A.R.S. Rules of Civil Procedure, Rule 26.2 lays out the various case characteristics for cases from Tier 1-3. You really need to determine which tier your case falls into and then...Read more »
Broke foot, pelvis, arm, L4&5, and dislocated shoulder. Company didn’t offer safety harness. Which they have implemented now after my accident. Also concerned about my future that I might not be able to return to the position and future pain and surgery and loss of mobility.
To address your first question, in Arizona an injured employee who is receiving worker's compensation benefits is normally barred from bringing a personal injury claim against his employer. While it is possible for said employee to bring a lawsuit against his employer, these lawsuits are very rare...Read more »
Hello, it appears that you are searching for case law to support a claim for premise liability stemming from a slip and fall injury on stairs. I do not know if you will be able to obtain case law specific to the facts of the current situation, but there is existing case law which addresses when a...Read more »
I was involved in a Roll over car accident at work. I was not at fault, a drunk driver ran a red light and hit me. I was taken to icu and hospitalized for 6 months and I home care for 3 months, workers compensation paid my medical bills. I sued the at-fault driver with a personal injury lawyer and... Read more »
In a third party claim a worker's compensation carrier retains the right to be reimbursed for costs expended. While the medical bills will be covered by worker's compensation insurance they will expect to recoup their expenses and tend to be inflexible. Based on the scenario described it appears...Read more »
Based on the scenario described the three of you are victims of of the same drunk driver. It would make sense to join the cases in this scenario, as opposed to a scenario where liability was disputed between the driver of your vehicle and the other adverse driver. That being said, I don't know that...Read more »
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