My sons arm was injured pretty badly from the underside of a carousel at Peter Piper Pizza. Though the manager at the time said they would take care of everything, their insurance handler for the claim has told me that PPP's insurance doesn't cover medical bills. I have around $2000 so far of ambulance, ER and Dr. bills. Do I have a case to try and get them to pay? Do I also have any sort of case against the carousel company and if so, how should I go about getting reimbursed from either of the two companies? Do I need a lawyer, and if so, how do I go about finding the right one?
Country relating to Question: United States
State (if USA): Arizona
I have spoken to Peter Piper Pizza's manager, and also the insurance handler for my sons Accident Claim.
HiArizona is a what is known as a "comparative Negligence" state. That means, comparative negligence laws provides that each defendant is only liable for the amount of plaintiff's full damages allocated to that defendant in direct proportion to the defendant's percentage of fault In other words, while you can sue for the medical expenses and the pain and suffering involved, you will only be entitled to a portion, if the company or manufacturer can show that your son was negligent or that you were negligent in any way and that negligence will be "compared" to the negligence of the company and/or manufacturer.I suggest you should be consulting with a local attorney who can make all those assessments for you. And such an attorney would take your matter on a contingency basis. That means, that you will agree on a percentage of your settlement as the attorney's fee. I suggest you can contact the AZ Bar Association for a legal referral service and tell them they you need a personal injury attorney. Here is that contact information. Phone:(NNN) NNN-NNNNI am sorry for your son's injury. Please note, that if you need any more information in this matter, please select Continue Conversation. Otherwise, please give a positive rating.Thank you.
What are the chances that I will be able to recover enough to make hiring a lawyer worth it? I know that's a longshot guess, but in your experience?
HiWell, you will be sure to get your medicals. And it all depends on how a jury awards on pain and suffering as to what your attorney will be able to negotiate for a settlement Remember, the attorney's percentage is based on what they can get from the company, so they will do their best to get the highest "norm" as possible. Because I am not familiar with what jury awards are in that area, it is very difficult to say exactly. But you can consult with a local attorney, you don't have to hire them. You can talk to a few before deciding.
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