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Were you or a loved one seriously injured, and you are searching for a law firm that gets results? Contact us at Schmidt, Sethi & Akmajian. We are a premier personal injury law firm in Tucson, and we represent the injured both in Tucson and throughout the State of Arizona. As trial lawyers, we prepare all of our cases for trial. This has proven to be very successful for those we represent, and to date, we have recovered more than $100 million in damages. Read about the various types of personal injury cases we take on.
Animal Attacks We act as counsel in cases of animal attacks that have led to serious or fatal injuries. Vicious dogs or other creatures can lead to severe injuries, permanent scarring, infections, tissue loss, or death. Find out about your case and the process of seeking compensation. Read more.
Bicycle Accidents It is a tragic fact that bicycle accidents often lead to serious or catastrophic injuries, and the need for long term medical care. The most common cause of these accidents is a vehicle driver who fails to observe the bicyclist is sharing the road. Find out more.
Car Accidents Thousands of people are injured every year in auto accidents in Arizona. Distracted drivers, drunk drivers, speeding, reckless driving, cell phone use and texting are all forms of negligence that allow for compensation for damages to be sought. Read more.
Construction Accidents Ladder falls, scaffolding collapses, falling tools or other items, trench collapses, machinery malfunction, electrical accidents and toxic exposure are the reason behind many serious or fatal construction accidents. You have a right to seek workers' comp benefits, but does your case allow for you to seek damages from other sources? Read more.
Dram Shop Act / Alcohol-Caused Injuries State law allows for operators of drinking establishments to be held accountable when a patron has been served more alcohol when obviously intoxicated. Your case could allow you to file a claim against one of these establishments if you are injured by a drunk driver. Read more.
Drunk Driving Accidents Drivers who operate their vehicles in the Tucson area while over the limit are responsible for a high number of serious or fatal auto accidents. These negligent drivers must be held accountable for the injuries or deaths through filing a claim or lawsuit in civil court. Read more.
Elder Abuse One of the most shocking types of behavior is a person or institution that engages in abuse or neglect of the elderly. The dangers are extreme, as older people are often in frail health. The abuse can be physical, emotional, sexual or financial. Read more.
Insurance Bad Faith After you have faithfully paid your premiums for coverage, and your insurance company fails to pay a valid claim, the insurance company can be taken to court for an insurance bad faith claim, forcing them to pay a fair amount in damages, as well as legal costs and added damages for bad faith. Find out more.
Medical Malpractice Cases involving medical negligence, whether by a physician, surgeon, nurse, anesthesiologist, or other medical professional, are some of the most difficult to resolve. In most cases, these claims are settled through arbitration, and the quality and experience of your attorney is extremely important if you hope to recover compensation. Find out more about what we can do for you in a case of medical malpractice.
Motorcycle Accidents A motorcycle accident can lead to permanent injuries, such as brain damage, spinal cord injuries, amputations, and severe elbow, knee or shoulder injuries, as well as disfiguring scars from abrasions, among other injuries. Find out what can be done to recover the maximum in damages.
Pedestrian Accidents Speeding or distracted drivers injure or kill pedestrians far too frequently in the Tucson area. If your loved one has been hit by a car, truck or other vehicle while walking, crossing an intersection or other similar incident, get legal counsel immediately to assist in recovering full damages.
Product Liability / Dangerous Products There are millions of products released onto the market every year, and consumers assume that there is no risk involved in using the product, if the directions are followed and warnings heeded. In fact, there are many products that have a design flaw, manufacturing error, or other problem that can lead to serious injury or death. These products include medical devices, dangerous drugs, auto parts that fail, toys, and countless others. Read more.
Punitive Damages Some injury cases allow for punitive damages to be sought. These are damages beyond the general damages for economic and non-economic losses, and are intended to punish a party who has been criminally negligent and injured another person.
RSD/CRPS Several types of serious physical damage and ongoing pain are the result of an act of negligence. If you suffer from Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) syndrome or Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), our firm can help you file a claim or lawsuit to recover damages.
Sexual Abuse If you or your child has been the victim of a predator that has sexually abused you, whether a teacher, coach, religious worker or other party, the abuser can be held accountable for both physical and emotional damages. Read more.
Truck Accidents Commercial vehicle operators are regulated by the federal government, and are required to operate their vehicles with extreme caution, as an accident with a large, heavily-loaded truck will frequently lead to severe injuries or death. If you were injured in a truck accident, contact our firm.
Wrongful Death Families who have lost a loved one through an act of negligence have the right to pursue damages in a wrongful death claim. These claims are filed in civil court, and the amount sought will vary, based upon the age of the victim, and the estimated financial losses that the death has caused, as well as damages for the emotional pain and suffering the family has endured. Read more.