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Do I Need a Personal Injury Attorney to Sue the City of Tucson*?

If you are injured in an accident that the city is liable for then you can file a claim against the city for your injuries, property damage, medical bills, and other expenses that were related to the accident. However, you should always work with an experienced personal injury attorney who can guide you through the process of filing a personal injury claim.

Types of Accidents That Can Happen

There are lots of ways that people can end up injured or suffering property damage that the city is liable for. The most common accident involved Sun Tran vehicles and personally owned vehicles.

If a Sun Tran vehicle hits your or hits your vehicle you can file a claim against the city. Other types of accidents that can happen include debris from city construction falling on your vehicle or your property or accidents caused by improper road maintenance like potholes or damaged bridges.

The most common types of accidents involve Sun Tran vehicles that are either driven negligently by city drivers or are not maintained properly and cause accidents. And if you or your vehicle are hit by a Sun Tran vehicle the city can be held legally responsible for that accident.

Filing a Personal Injury Claim

If you were injured in an accident with a city vehicle or if you had damage to your property that the city could be liable for you have a limited time to file a claim. Personal injury claims are governed by the state's Tort Claims Act which says that all personal injury claims must be filed within 180 days of the incident. That might sound like a long time but it can take a long time to get medical documentation and to go through the process of filing a claim.

Why You Need a Personal Injury Lawyer

It’s not easy to file a claim against the city and win. You must have the right documentation to back up your claim like medical records, bills, proof of lost wages, an accident report, and any other documentation can that prove your claim.

A personal injury attorney that has experience filing personal injury claims can help you navigate the difficult process of filing your claim and make sure that your claim is filed within the time specified by law. When you have a lawyer working with you, that lawyer can be your advisor and ally to help you get whatever damages you are entitled to by law.

If you have been injured in an accident with a city vehicle speak with a personal injury attorney to find out more about filing a personal injury claim against the city. To do so, fill out the Free Case Evaluation form on this page!

*Disclaimer: The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against the city of Tucson, or the state government of Arizona, or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.

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