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How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim?

Every state has a Statute of Limitations that gives a claimant a time limit to file a claim for Personal Injury.  It is best to call Jim Gaudiosi, Attorney at Law as soon as possible after an accident to preserve your rights.  If the deadline to file your claim passes, it ends your case and no further claims may be filed. 

Contact us today at 623-777-4760 for a free consultation to discuss your personal injury case. 

What You Need.

  • Take Notes After an Accident or Injury.

After an accident, you should write down everything you can remember about the accident as soon as you can. Then make additions as you remember more about how, when, and what happened. These notes will be useful during negotiations or demands with the party at fault. Make notes about everything you can including the time, weather, things you saw or heard and any person or thing involved. Also include anything you can about your injury and damage to your vehicle or property. 

  • Preserve Any Evidence.

 The days just after the accident are the most important time to preserve evidence.  It’s a good idea to return to the scene of the accident and take photos of the entire area and even the surrounding areas if possible.  Look for potential causes of the accident like roadway obstructions or non-functioning traffic lights. Locate any witnesses and attempt to get a statement. Memory begins to fade quickly so remember that time is of the essence in getting these statements down as soon as possible. Also, get copies of your medical records documenting your injuries and any medical treatment you received.

Why Do I Need a Lawyer for

My Personal Injury Claim?

Personal Injury claims involve complex laws and rules.  Insurance companies will do everything they can to pay as little as possible and you may need a lawyer to settle your claim or move it to the next step if necessary. In addition, the severity of your injuries may require additional compensation. Jim Gaudiosi, Attorney at Law will know how to handle your case.  Make sure you don’t allow yourself to be injured twice from the same accident, call us today to preserve your claim and get what you deserve.

More often than not, the other side will have lawyers and insurance adjusters looking for an opportunity to blame you for the accident.  Jim Gaudiosi, Attorney at Law will help you navigate through these false claims, work with the insurance company, and obtain the highest settlement possible for you. Below are some additional reasons to consult a lawyer:


  • We have experience assessing claims and we can determine if a claim is necessary before you spend time and money trying to go at it alone.

  • Personal Injury claims are taken on contingency, which means even if we don’t recover for you, there will be no cost to you.

  • We help you read through all the paperwork including confusing medical terms and legal jargon.

  • We will help you investigate your claim and we may have resources not readily available to you.

  • We work for your best interest in obtaining the highest possible settlement or outcome.

  • We may be able to settle your claim out of court or by alternative dispute resolution keeping you out of court and additional costly litigation.

  • Lawyers tend to listen to other lawyers and we have experience dealing with these other attorneys.It would be an advantage to you to have us working on your side.We will do everything possible to obtain the best settlement or jury verdict for you.

How Do I Know if I Have a Personal Injury Case?

The most common form of a Personal Injury case is automobile accidents.  However, any accident, which causes you to be injured or incur loss of property, may be a personal injury case. Below are types of personal injury claims with which Jim Gaudiosi, Attorney at Law may be able to help you.

  • Car Accidents
  • Slip and Fall
  • Dog Bites
  • Intentional torts such as Assault or Battery
  • Negligence claims
  • Injury from Unsafe or Dangerous Conditions

The law firm of Jim Gaudiosi, Attorney at Law can help you determine whether the accident falls within the category of Personal Injury.  If the accident is deemed to be negligence through personal injury, you may be indemnified for injuries or loss of property you have incurred called damages.  An award for damages may pay for your medical expenses and repairs to your car or property.

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Rely on us to get you through the accident while you focus on getting better.

Personal Injury Overview