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If you or a loved one is the victim of an accident or crime, there is no reason why you or your loved one should have to suffer in silence. Victims of accidents and injuries can experience serious physical, emotional and psychological harm that leave them in financially and socially vulnerable positions. In many cases, people who have experienced injuries are unable to work at full capacity or, in some cases, not at all. All too often the victims of accidents and injuries are viewed by others as “fakers” who are “milking” their injuries in order to collect short or long-term disability.

As a personal injury attorney, I fully understand the extent to which accidents and injuries can devastate peoples’ lives and negatively affect their emotional, psychological, and financial health. Whether you’ve experienced an auto accident or suffered injury due to abuse or negligence, it’s important to consult with a personal injury attorney in order to determine what rights – and recourses – you have.

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In order to find the best personal injury attorney to suit your needs, first determine the nature of your claim. Are you the victim of an accident or of abuse? A personal injury attorney deals with a number of cases, including auto accidents, premises liability, injuries to the disabled, negligent security, and nursing home negligence and abuse. I represent a wide array of clients and cases. I emphasize representing vulnerable members of our community, such as the elderly, the disabled, and victims of violent crimes and/or sexual abuse. I pursue past and future compensation for their injuries so that they can work towards healing without worrying about financial stresses. 

If you’re unsure as to whether you are eligible to make a personal injury claim, give me a call today to set up a free consultation. I will help you find the best resolution to your situation and work towards getting you the compensation you deserve.

At the Law Office of William D. Nelson, P.C., I handle personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. Not sure what that means? It’s quite simple: the firm gets paid when you get paid. In other words, you don’t pay any legal fees until the firm is able to recover compensation on your behalf.

This firm will also advance you the costs of any professionals who can help significantly strengthen your case, such as experts or investigators. If, for whatever reason, you are unable to access the office, I will make arrangements to meet you at your home, hospital room, or wherever is most convenient for you. If you’re looking for a personal injury lawyer to suit your needs, why not hire someone experienced that is committed to your success? Your success, after all, is the firm’s success.

A Personal Touch

Since I handle only a select amount of cases in and around Tucson, AZ, I am able to provide all of my clients with the attention, courtesy and respect they deserve. If you’re looking for a personal injury lawyer in Tucson, find the best one to suit your needs by giving me a call. I am 100% on your side.

What is Considered Wrongful Death in the Eyes of the Law?

What is Wrongful Death?

Wrongful death actions are defined by state law. In Arizona, wrongful death actions are civil suits for damages arising from the death of a person caused by wrongful act, neglect or default of another person or corporation. In other words, wrongful death occurs when an individual is killed because of the wrongful conduct of another person or persons. If wrongful death is suspected, the deceased person’s family members and loved ones may want to file a claim for reparations with the help of an attorney.

Instances of wrongful death vary. For example, a driver who unintentionally kills someone in an automobile accident may be held liable for negligence. A landowner whose side walk violates building codes for safety may also be held accountable for wrongful death if someone slips and falls and dies on impact, or of complications related to the fall. Any instance in which a death can be attributed to the deliberate or negligent act of another person(s) may qualify as wrongful death in the eyes of the state.

Who Can Sue for Wrongful Death?

Each individual state determines who can sue for wrongful death. In Arizona, an action for wrongful death may be brought by a surviving spouse, child, parent, guardian, or the personal representative of the deceased person. The beneficiaries of a wrongful death action are the surviving spouse, children and parents of the deceased. If there are no surviving beneficiaries, then the action may be brought on behalf of the deceased person’s estate.

If you’re thinking of suing for wrongful death, make sure that you are aware of your state’s eligibility requirements. Your lawyer will be able to determine whether you are eligible to make a claim and whether the events that led to your family member or loved one’s death is considered wrongful death in the eyes of the law. In consultation with your lawyer, you will also help to determine the amount you will sue for in accordance with state regulations. Some states limit the amount of money that can be recovered in a wrongful death suit; other states do not. Wrongful deaths suits can also be filed against the government, but there are very strict regulations and time periods in which an individual must submit their claim. Failure to adhere to these regulations will preclude the possibility of a lawsuit.

Why You Need a Wrongful Death Lawyer

Suing for wrongful death is a complicated and highly involved process. Not only does the claimant need to prove that death was caused wrongfully, but he/she needs to be aware of all the limits and regulations that may complicate or impede seeking recovery for wrongful death. Worker’s Compensation Laws, for example, place limits on the extent to which employers may be held liable. International treaties limit the amount of money that can be recovered for deaths that occur on international airlines.

If you believe that the death of a loved one constitutes wrongful death, contact me at the Law Office of William D. Nelson, P.C. located in Tucson, AZ. Even though the last thing most people want to think about is filing a law suit in the immediate wake of a loved one’s death, it’s crucial that people don’t delay so as not to miss any filing deadlines that may preclude the possibility of a lawsuit.

I Am the Victim of a Crime on Someone Else’s Property. Am I Entitled to Compensation?

If you are the victim of the crime, you should first contact the police and file criminal charges. In some situations, you may also be able to file a civil lawsuit against a third party who shared some responsibility for the crime. These are often premises liability cases in which insufficient security measures led to criminal activity. Filing a lawsuit may help victims receive closure after a traumatic event — and help prevent future crimes. If you or a loved one has been the victim of a crime, please contact Tucson negligence lawyers for help.

Business proprietors, landlords and property owners have a duty to protect patrons, visitors and tenants from harm. They must take measures to protect from foreseeable harm.

Reasons a crime victim might file a premises liability claim against a property owner or landlord include:

  • Ineffective security - The security staff was not properly trained, background checks were not performed or the staff did not perform their jobs well.
  • Broken doors or locks – Outdated or broken security measures let a perpetrator in.
  • Damaged security alarms and cameras – The premises were not adequately secured by alarms or security cameras.
  • Poor lighting – Dark hallways, parking lots and common spaces created unsafe conditions.
  • Unmonitored parking lots or garages – Unsafe parking lots are common ground for crime.

Types of crimes commonly associated with premises liability lawsuits and Tucson faulty security include:

  • Assault and battery
  • Robbery and theft
  • Rape
  • Animal attacks
  • Homicide

The Law Office of William D. Nelson, P.C. frequently settles and litigates premises liability cases. You can trust your sensitive legal matter in the hands of our experienced attorneys.

What is Drowsy Driving?

Most everyone knows drinking and driving is seriously dangerous. But what about sleepiness and driving? The term “drowsy driving” has recently gained popularity to raise awareness about the dangers of driving while tired. Fatigue can dramatically impair a driver’s ability to focus and react — leaving passengers and other drivers at great risk. Tucson car accident lawyers frequently encounter victims who have been injured by drowsy drivers.

Driving while fatigued or sleepy causes:

  • Impaired reaction time, judgment and vision
  • Problems with information processing and short-term memory
  • Decreased performance, vigilance and motivation
  • Increased moodiness and aggressive behavior

Drowsy driving can cause the driver to fall asleep at the wheel, drift into another lane or rear-end another car. It can cause the driver to miss a turn, fail to stop at a red light or engage in otherwise risky driving behaviors.  If you have been in a car accident caused by a drowsy driver, contact a Tucson auto accident attorney right away to learn more about your legal rights.

Although you cannot stop other drivers from practicing unsafe driving, you can do your best to stay alert. If you are feeling fatigued while on the road, pull over to a safe area and rest. Take frequent breaks and get seven to nine hours of sleep before hitting the road. Having a travel companion to share the driving also helps to prevent drowsy driving. Never drink or take mind- or mood-altering drugs before or while driving.

The Law Office of William D. Nelson, a personal injury law firm advocating for injury victims since 1994. If you or a loved one has been hurt due to the negligence of another, contact the firm for assistance with your legal matter.