Arizona Personal Injury Resources

Arizona is the 6th largest state and is located in the Western United States. It is a Four Corners state, which means it shares a single corner with Utah, New Mexico and Colorado. It is the only location in the United States where 4 states meet and is where the 4 Corners Monument is located. It gets its name from the old Spanish name, Arizonac, meaning “small spring”. The Grand Canyon, located in Northern Arizona, is one of the 7 natural wonders of the world. Arizona has a two-year statute of limitations on filing personal injury lawsuits. If you are injured in an accident and plan to sue, your case must be filed within two years of the incident.
Arizona had an estimated population of 6,553,255 in the year 2012, which makes it the 15th most populous in the United States. The state had a total of 372,856 civil incoming cases, which is 5,813 cases per 100,000 of the total population. Of the total civil cases, 9,960 are tort cases, tried in the Superior Court. In 2003, over one third of automobile accidents in Arizona resulted in injury or death.
In the state of Arizona, most personal injury cases can be settled without a trial, but a court will enforce one of two types of legal damages, either punitive or compensatory. Punitive damages are imposed on the party a fault, usually for criminal recklessness. On the other hand, compensatory damages are monetary awards used to pay for the injured person’s medical bills, property damage, lost wages, or pain and suffering. Like the rest of the country, in Arizona, a signification portion of civil cases in the state courts are personal injury cases. These claims all involve some kind of injury to a person or to property due to the actions of another entity. Many lawsuits fall under this category, including medical malpractice, construction accidents, defective products, and traffic accidents. Traffic accidents generally make up the bulk of personal injury claims, and this is certainly the case in Arizona.

Arizona State Resources
State of Arizona: http://az.gov/
Official Portal of Arizona: http://az.gov/
Arizona Legislature Online: http://www.azleg.gov/
Arizona Government Information Sites w/ Links: http://az.gov/government
Arizona Secretary of State: http://www.azsos.gov/
Maricopa County Official Website: http://www.maricopa.gov/

Arizona Court Resources
Arizona Courts Online: http://www.azcourts.gov
Links for Arizona Courts: http://www.azcourts.gov/azcourts.aspx
Arizona Office of Court Administration: http://www.azcourts.gov/courtadminaoc.aspx
Supreme Court of Arizona: http://azcourts.gov/azsupremecourt.aspx
United States Court Locator: http://www.uscourts.gov/court_locator.aspx

Arizona Legal Associates
State Bar of Arizona: http://www.azbar.org/
American Bar Association: http://www.abanet.org/home.cfm
Maricopa County Bar Association: http://www.maricopabar.org/
Center for Justice and Democracy: http://centerjd.org
American Association for Justice: https://www.justice.org

Other Arizona Legal Resources
Personal Injury in Arizona: http://research.lawyers.com/Arizona/Personal-Injury-in-Arizona.html
Arizona Legal Resources: http://azcourts.gov/coa1/ArizonaLegalResources.aspx
Arizona Constitution: http://www.azleg.gov/Constitution.asp
Arizona Legislature and Statutes Online: http://www.azleg.gov/
Arizona Rules of Evidence: http://www.azcourts.gov/rules/RecentAmendments/RulesofEvidence.aspx
Federal Rules of Civil Procedure: http://www.law.cornell.edu/rules/frcp/
Arizona Public Records finder: http://www.freeprf.com/arizona.html
Daily Legal News: http://www.law.com/newswire/
Martindale-Hubbell National Attorney Locator: http://www.martindale.com