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Tucson Personal Injury Attorney

Since 1995, holding those responsible accountable.

TORLAW, the Law Offices of Phillip B. Tor, was established in 1995 to serve injured people in Southern Arizona. If you or your loved one is a victim of medical malpractice; was injured by an animal; was hurt in a slip, trip or fall; or was injured in a car, truck or bicycle accident, Phillip Tor at TORLAW will guide you through the legal process of securing the compensation you deserve. In Arizona, if you are injured by the wrongful or negligent conduct of someone or a business you are entitled to recover not only the cost of your medical treatment but also your lost income, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life because of your injury, and the cost of future medical care.

TORLAW is located in Tucson, Arizona. Phillip Tor and his staff are available to visit you at your home or at a hospital to investigate your claim and provide a FREE consultation. At TORLAW we believe that nothing is more important than your health, and we can help you find ways to get medical help if needed while we work to get you full and fair compensation for your losses.

Contact TORLAW online or by calling the office at 520-733-3700 to schedule an appointment.

Client-Friendly Activism
During the no-cost initial investigation and consultation, a complete view of your situation will be developed to help you understand your case. An in-depth discussion of the options and decisions available to you will be presented. Phillip Tor and his staff have a proven track-record of winning results and satisfied clients. Regardless of the type of personal injury, our clients are kept fully informed along the way, and they have the comfort of knowing that TORLAW is on their side fighting for them.

Reasons why people come to TORLAW:

  • Referrals from past and present clients
  • An initial no-cost investigation and consultation
  • Client’s phone calls are answered, or promptly returned
  • Clients are kept fully informed and involved in their case
  • Clients work directly with their lawyer, Phillip Tor, throughout the entire case
  • Clients get thorough and detail-driven representation to ensure that they receive the maximum possible recovery
  • TORLAW is dedicated to getting its clients the compensation its clients deserve

Helpful, Honest Legal Counsel
People assume that talking with a lawyer will cost them a lot of money. Not so at TORLAW. We provide an initial no-cost investigation, evaluation and consultation to understand the facts and determine if you have a case. If you have a case we make sure that you know your rights and options so realistic goals can be set. At TORLAW we will give you honest direction.

Getting Compensation You Deserve
Personal injury claims are complex and detailed, and insurance companies – even your own – often try to avoid giving you full and fair compensation. In addition, your own health care providers and insurance company may attempt to take a share of the money you recover for your injury. TORLAW fights for you to maximize your recovery by challenging claims from health care providers and insurance companies that want to take a portion of your settlement.

To schedule an appointment for your initial, no-cost evaluation and consultation, contact TORLAW online or by calling 520-733-3700.

We are a Group Employee Benefits Provider

TORLAW for Dog Bites and Animal-Caused Injuries

Since 1995, holding those responsible accountable

Injuries from an animal attack, a vicious dog, or wild animal can vary in severity, but they can cause permanent physical and psychological damage. Many Arizona residents have pets they love but a dog or cat can suddenly become unpredictable and attack a child. As a lawyer whose own daughter was the victim of a severe dog bite, I know the anguish and suffering you and your family are going through.

In many cases, the dog acted to assert dominance toward you or your child. Unless the victim provoked the attack, the owner is liable for the injuries resulting from the animal bite.

Dogs that are at large, not on a leash, unrestrained, or outside a properly fenced area can be dangerous to people, especially if the dog has been trained to attack or has been abused or neglected. Wild animals on roads and highways can be a danger to motorists. I will help determine if someone is responsible for an injury caused by a pet or wild animal and find the responsible person or business.

TORLAW offers a free initial consultation to discuss and review the circumstances of a dog bite or other animal attack injury. If you or your loved one has been injured by an animal in Arizona call 520-733-3700 or contact meonline for an appointment. My office is in Tucson, but I can travel throughout southern Arizona to visit the animal attack victim who may be unable to visit my office.

Breaking Down the Situation

The sooner a client calls, the sooner I can start a full investigation. I closely examine evidence and survey the scene of the dog bite or animal-caused injury. I pay attention to the details because the details can win your case. Necessary questions that need answering are:

  • Was the dog, or animal, restrained or leashed?
  • How did the dog reach the victim?
  • Was the animal outside its restricted area?
  • Was the attack provoked?
  • Does the animal have a history or reputation of viciousness?

Get Your Life Back on Track

After going over your situation and the animal involved, we will discuss the appropriate actions to take. As your attorney, and father of an animal attack victim, I know how important it can be to get a fair settlement. I help my clients get their lives back on track and made whole again.

My office is located in Tucson, Arizona, and I attend to anyone in the surrounding area who has been wrongfully injured by an animal. To discuss your animal injury case in a free consultation provided free of charge, contact meonline or by calling 520-733-3700.

We are a Group Employee Benefits Provider.

TORLAW for Motor Vehicle and Bicycle Accidents

Since 1995, holding those responsible accountable

Being injured in a motor vehicle accident can leave you with questions and concerns, and you may not know where to go for answers. With so many accidents occurring, car accident liabilities are an enormous cost to insurance companies. Sadly, insurance companies try to protect themselves rather than look after their clients or their clients’ victims.

Tucson Car Accident Lawyer
If you have been in a car, truck, bicycle or motorcycle accident, contact TORLAW in Tucson, Arizona, for representation by an experienced lawyer who cares and will work to protect your rights to win your fair compensation. Contact me online or call 520-733-3700 to schedule an initial consultation free of charge.

Accident victims should contact an attorney before speaking to the insurance company. Insurance companies attempt to speak with injury claimants before the claimant speaks with a lawyer and often when the claimant is in pain, confused, uninformed and possibly angry. What you say to an insurance company can hurt you and destroy a legitimate claim.

Get Free Legal Advice From Me Before Speaking to an Insurance Company
When you contact TORLAW for legal representation, I will immediately take action in gathering details to support your case. Key details in accident cases include photographs of the scene for evidence and witness testimonies of what caused the accident.

I prepare every case as if it were going to trial, so if we cannot secure your compensation with the insurance companies privately, I will quickly move it to the courtroom.

Motor vehicle accidents may cause all kinds of injuries to the people involved, both the driver at fault and the victim. Though ranging in severity and sometimes causing death, common injuries due to car accidents include:

  • Quadriplegia
  • Paraplegia
  • Brain injuries
  • Soft tissue injuries
  • Back, neck and disc injuries
  • Broken bone injuries

Motorcycles ∙ Bicyclists ∙ Pedestrians
If you have been hit by a car as a pedestrian or while riding a bicycle, the circumstances must be fully ascertained in order to know the approach to take in asserting your claim. Bicyclists must follow the same traffic laws as car drivers and pedestrians must follow certain rules. Many times the insurance companies may claim that the injury victim violated these rules. I ascertain all the facts and evidence to fight for you and present your best case.

To discuss the circumstances of your accident and how to secure compensation from an insurance company or person at-fault, contact my office online or call 520-733-3700 for an appointment. My office is located in Tucson, Arizona, on River and west of Campbell.

We are a Group Employee Benefits Provider.

TORLAW for Accidents, Back and Neck Injury 

Since 1995, holding those responsible accountable

Back, neck and head injuries are tragic in their effect. Unlike other parts of the body, the brain and spinal cord have little protection. Yet they are essential in all of our bodily functions, and even our personalities.

Vehicle collisions are the most common cause of these serious injuries. Even if the head or spine is not directly impacted in a crash, a snapping motion of the neck or striking of the brain with the interior of the skull results in great damage.

The spinal cord runs from the brain down the back in the spinal column. The vertebrae protect it, but in an accident or a fall, the spinal cord can be bruised or damaged by the bones of the spine itself. The higher on the back the injury, generally the more of the body will be disabled.

These injuries are not only devastating to the body, they are long-lasting or permanent. Take any such injury to yourself or a family member seriously. See a doctor and continue to monitor your condition.

Your Lawyer’s Job

Your doctor may have described to you the care and treatment you will need. It is expensive. If a careless driver or other negligent party caused your injury, it is crucial that they or their insurance company be found liable and provide you with the funds you will need for the long term. Whether in negotiations with them or in trial if necessary, your lawyer must be fully committed to obtaining the largest compensation possible for you.

Do not suffer headaches, inability to concentrate and pain in silence. Contact my law firm for a complimentary consultation. I have practiced mental health law as well as personal injury law for the past 20 years and I want to help you.

We are a Group Employee Benefits Provider.

Becoming the guardian of a person or conservator over another person’s property can be a complex process. The guardianship and conservatorship laws are intended not only to protect a person who cannot make responsible decisions because of a mental illness, cognitive deficit, physical disability, or other incapacitating condition but also to protect the person against someone seeking to make decisions about the person or the person’s property for the wrong reasons. The proceedures for obtaining a guardianship or conservatorship are exacting. If the guardianship or conservatorship is contested, the process can be consuming.

Guardianship

A guardianship is appropriate where the person to be protected is an unemancipated minor or a person who because of mental illness, mental deficiency, mental disorder, physical illness or disability, chronic use of drugs, chronic intoxication, or other cause lacks sufficient understanding or capacity to make or communicate responsible decisions about himself or herself. Obtaining a guardianship requires a petition in the probate court and a hearing. If necessary, a petitioner can apply for an emergency guardianship to obtain a temporary guardianship until a proper hearing is set. If you have a loved one who requires a surrogate decisionmaker because of dementia or other debiliitating mental or physical condition you may want to consider becoming appointed the guardian over the person.

Conservatorship

A conservatorship is appropriate where a person needs protection because the person is unable to manage the person’s assets and affairs because of mental illness, mental deficiency, mental disorder, physical illness or disability, chronic use of drugs, chronic intoxication, confinement, detention in a foreign country, or disappearance. In addition, without a conservatorship the person’s property will be wasted or dissipated and the person will not have funds necessary for the person’s support, care and welfare or for the person’s dependents. If an emergency situation arises, a petition for a temporary conservatorship can be filed in probate court.

TORLAW Can Help

Phillip Tor at TORLAW has worked in this area of law and mental health law since 1996 and has the experience to advise and represent you in a guardianship and conservatorship case. Phillip has represented clients seeking to be appointed as the guardian of another person and the conservator of another person’s property. He is passionate about protecting people’s legal rights when representing the person alleged to be in need of the protection of a guardianship or conservatorship. He knows the laws and procedures that must be followed and has the experience needed to succeed even in contested cases.

Phillip Tor is available to consult or provide representations in guardianship and conservatorship cases. If you would like to discuss your case with him you can contact him by email from this website or call his office at (520) 733-3700.

We are a Group Employee Benefits Provider.

Since 1995, holding those responsible accountable

Medical professionals are supposed to ensure your health and wellness, not cause injury. If you believe your injury or the death of a loved one is a direct result of the negligence or malpractice by a medical professional, contacting an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer to handle your case is essential. These types of cases are intricate and complex and are heavily defended by the medical malpractice insurer, accused doctor and hospital.

Getting fair compensation for a medical malpractice injury is almost always expensive and time consuming. Phillip Tor understands the medicine behind the claim and has the knowledge and experience to understand the physical and psychological damage a medical mistake causes. Phillip will review medical records and other relevant documents to determine whether or not you have a claim and to get a fair idea about the value of your claim if you do have a medical malpractice claim. Phillip will assert your claim; find the medical and non-medical experts to convince the doctor, hospital or other medical professional and its insurance company that medical malpractice has been committed; and be prepared to present your case to a jury if necessary. Phillip cares about his clients and will help you tell your story to get you compensation you deserve.

Whether your case involves medical error or negligence, TORLAW will shoulder the details of the case and counsel you along the way. Contact TORLAW online or call 520-733-3700 to schedule a free initial investigation and consultation.

Advice on a Case-by-Case Basis
During the free initial investigation and consultation Phillip will discuss the details of your case and advise you about what constitutes medical malpractice. Every claim is different and requires a unique approach. Medical malpractice can occur in the following ways:

  • Mistakes in surgery — wrong gas or anesthetic used, defective equipment, items left behind.
  • Negligent administration of medicine — carelessly giving medication leading to injury or death.
  • Neglect or abusive treatment — includes hospitals or mental health agencies.
  • Misdiagnosis – missed a serious medical condition
  • Catastrophic injury or death as a result of medical errors or neglect.

In-Depth Analysis and Case Preparation
After interviewing and analyzing the details of your case, Phillip can explain the options available to you. If you have a medical malpractice case, Phillip will secure the experts needed to develop a strong case and testify when needed. Though Phillip tries hard to settle cases, he will always prepare your case for trial in order to give him the leverage that may be necessary to get your case settled.

Call TORLAW in Tucson, Arizona, to determine the validity and value of your malpractice lawsuit. To schedule an appointment for a free initial investigation and consultation with an experienced attorney, contact TORLAW onlineor call 520-733-3700.

We are a Group Employee Benefits Provider.

Arizona has laws that allow the court to order a person to undergo mental health evaluation involuntarily. These laws are usually referred to as Title 36. The person can be held in a locked mental health facility for evaluation for up to 72 hours, excluding weekends and holidays. If the psychiatrists who conduct the mental health evaluations believe that the person has a mental disorder and that the disorder causes the person to be a danger to self, danger to others, persistently or acutely disabled, or gravely disabled, a Petition for Court-Ordered Treatment will usually be filed. The proposed patient has the right to have a lawyer to advise and represent the person. A court hearing on the petition must be set within six days, excluding weekends and holidays, of the filing of the petition, and the proposed patient can be held involuntarily in a locked mental health facility until the hearing unless the court orders otherwise. Only after a court hearing does the court have the authority to order mandatory mental health treatment for the person and only upon clear and convincing evidence that the person is a danger to self, danger to others, persistently or acutely disable, or gravely disabled.

The State has the power to force mental health treatment upon a person, but the person has substantial rights to prevent this from happening for the wrong reasons. In all cases, the person under a petition for mental health evaluation will have an attorney appointed to represent the person in court. But the person also has the right to choose his or her attorney if the person has the financial capacity to pay for private counsel. Phillip Tor at TORLAW has been representing persons, both privately and as court-appointed counsel, petitioned for mental health evaluation and/or court-ordered treatment for the past 15 years. He knows most of the physicians, social workers, staff, lawyers, and judges involved in Title 36 cases from having worked with them over the years. He not only has the training and experience to represent people in Title 36 cases, he also is passionate about protecting the rights of persons under a petition or order for mental health treatment. He has seen petitions filed for the wrong reasons and works vigorously for the prompt release of persons from the hospital. Phillip knows that the Title 36 laws affect the most vulnerable citizens and have a profound effect on a person’s right to due process and self-determination.

In some cases, the alleged mentally ill person may be in need of a guardian or conservator or both. An interested person should consider whether a guardianship with mental health decisionmaking powers would be beneficial. Phillip Tor is available for consultation to determine whether guardianship and/or conservatorship is needed. If it is, Phillip can represent the person willing to take on the responsibilities of guardian or conservator.

Phillip Tor is available for consultation and/or private representation of persons under a petition for court-ordered evaluation or petition for court-ordered treatment in Pima County, Arizona. He is also available to help you if you are considering becoming the guardian or consevator of a person you believe needs this level of help and protection. Phillip Tor can be contacted by email from this website or by calling (520) 733-3700.

We are a Group Employee Benefits Provider.

Since 1995, holding those responsible accountable

Medical professionals are supposed to ensure your health and wellness, not cause injury. If you believe your injury or the death of a loved one is a direct result of the negligence or malpractice by a medical professional, contacting an experienced and knowledgeable lawyer to handle your case is essential. These types of cases are intricate and complex and are heavily defended by the medical malpractice insurer, accused doctor and hospital.

Getting fair compensation for a medical malpractice injury is almost always expensive and time consuming. Phillip Tor understands the medicine behind the claim and has the knowledge and experience to understand the physical and psychological damage a medical mistake causes. Phillip will review medical records and other relevant documents to determine whether or not you have a claim and to get a fair idea about the value of your claim if you do have a medical malpractice claim. Phillip will assert your claim; find the medical and non-medical experts to convince the doctor, hospital or other medical professional and its insurance company that medical malpractice has been committed; and be prepared to present your case to a jury if necessary. Phillip cares about his clients and will help you tell your story to get you compensation you deserve.

Whether your case involves medical error or negligence, TORLAW will shoulder the details of the case and counsel you along the way. Contact TORLAW online or call 520-733-3700 to schedule a free initial investigation and consultation.

Advice on a Case-by-Case Basis
During the free initial investigation and consultation Phillip will discuss the details of your case and advise you about what constitutes medical malpractice. Every claim is different and requires a unique approach. Medical malpractice can occur in the following ways:

  • Mistakes in surgery — wrong gas or anesthetic used, defective equipment, items left behind.
  • Negligent administration of medicine — carelessly giving medication leading to injury or death.
  • Neglect or abusive treatment — includes hospitals or mental health agencies.
  • Misdiagnosis – missed a serious medical condition
  • Catastrophic injury or death as a result of medical errors or neglect.

In-Depth Analysis and Case Preparation
After interviewing and analyzing the details of your case, Phillip can explain the options available to you. If you have a medical malpractice case, Phillip will secure the experts needed to develop a strong case and testify when needed. Though Phillip tries hard to settle cases, he will always prepare your case for trial in order to give him the leverage that may be necessary to get your case settled.

Call TORLAW in Tucson, Arizona, to determine the validity and value of your malpractice lawsuit. To schedule an appointment for a free initial investigation and consultation with an experienced attorney, contact TORLAW onlineor call 520-733-3700.

We are a Group Employee Benefits Provider.

TORLAW for Personal Injuries

Since 1995, holding those responsible accountable

The intricacies of a personal injury case are as varied as the spectrum of possible injuries and their causes. Hiring an experienced injury-focused lawyer to guide you through the process of a claim or potential lawsuit will help you learn about all your options. If I represent you, I will strive to obtain the best possible recovery for your personal injury claim.

If you or a loved one has been injured by the negligence of another person or business, we at TORLAW will represent you aggressively and fairly, and fight for your fair compensation. Call my office at 520-733-3700 orcontact me online to schedule a free initial consultation.

Win the Compensation You Deserve

You should not have to pay the price for injuries caused by the negligence and irresponsibility of another. Making a claim, even fighting, for compensation you deserve is the right thing to do. You may have high medical bills, have lost income or your job. You may have experienced mental and emotional suffering, loss of the ability to enjoy life activities or other damages.

You are entitled to recover and receive fair and just compensation. It may not put you back to your pre-injury condition, but the compensation can help to make your life better.

There are several categories in which a person’s injury may land. Specific claim areas that apply most commonly to Southern Arizona include:

Lawsuits Against Nursing Home Elder Abuse

Elder neglect and nursing home abuse are a leading cause of catastrophic injury across the country. Our parents and elders deserve protection from neglect and abusive situations. Reacting with a lawsuit is appropriate and necessary for the harm they cause. Contact my office in Tucson, Arizona, for assistance in filing a lawsuit against an unlawful nursing home. You are suing the business, not its residents.

Contact an elder abuse and neglect lawyer online or by calling 520-733-3700 to schedule your free initial consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney. Visits outside of my law firm, to your home or hospital, are also available if necessary to meet your needs.

We are a Group Employee Benefits Provider.

Probate court’s purpose is to protect the property of deceased persons and to protect the property and the person of individuals found to be under a disability and in need of protection. In short, porbate court oversees the administration of estates of deceased and incapacitated individuals. Probate cases include formal and informal administration of estates of persons who died with or without a will; trust contests; guardianships and conservatorships; claims of abuse, neglect, or exploitation of a vulnerable adult, often referred to as elder abuse cases; and mental health cases to issue orders for mental health evaluation and treatment. TORLAW has been helping and representing clients in probate, elder abuse, and mental health matters since 1996.

State laws and court rules impose exacting requirements on the format and content of documents that are filed in probate court and a hold persons seeking to make decisions on behalf of another person or to control another person’s property to a high level of accountability. Mistakes can be costly. Phillip Tor knows how to navigate the laws and rules to maintain compliance and successfully bring matters to completion in probate court. Whether you need help with probating a will, understanding a trust document, becoming a guardian or conservator of a loved one, or answering allegations of elder abuse, Phillip has the training and experience to help you in the probate process.

Phillip is available to consult with clients on all probate matters and to represent clients in the probate process. TORLAW is located in Tucson, Arizona. You may contact TORLAW from this website by email or by calling (520) 733-3700.

We are a Group Employee Benefits Provider.

Injuries resulting from tripping, slipping, or falling at a business, public space, or private residence because of an unseen hazard or an unmarked dangerous condition can be catastrauphic. The owner of the business or property where this type of injury occurs may be at fault for the injury and liable for the victim’s damages. In these cases, known as premises liability cases, the facts are crucial. Preserving and accessing evidence from surveillance cameras, scene photographs, and on-site incident reports greatly help in obtaining fair compensation in a premises liability case. Hiring an experienced attorney to gather evidence and represent your claim should be the first step after seeking professional medical attention for your injury.

Document the Scene ASAP
Regardless whether you slipped in a grocery store or while shopping in a mall or tripped on a business’ sidewalk or doorway, documenting the scene of the injury is critical to your claim in a slip-and-fall lawsuit. Something such as a hole, raised concrete, a spill, automatic doors or a falling object may have caused your injury. Get medical treatment and take pictures if possible. Ask for a copy of the incident report that the business’ employee prepares at the scene.

If the property owner or manager fixes or adjusts the scene of your injury, it can be difficult to prove that business negligence caused your injury. Identifying the people or employees present when your accident occurred is essential to your claim.

Arizona is a wonderful place to live, and countless apartment complexes have been hurriedly built in the last generation. They are profitable ventures, where profits have often been maximized by minimizing construction costs. Substandard materials and workmanship have left dangerous conditions. Uneven surfaces trip the elderly. Unstable handrails and staircases injure people. Homeowner negligence may also be found where the owner permits a dangerous condition to injure a guest.

Stores and any premises where the public is invited to do business have a legal duty to take reasonable steps to avoid slip-and-fall injuries. If you have been hurt by slipping or tripping on property that is under the control of a business or other entity, it is your right to seek compensation for your injuries. Contact my Southern Arizona office, TORLAW, online or call 520-733-3700 to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case.

Protect Yourself
People can be negligent towards, or even unaware of, dangerous conditions or unreasonable hazards on their property. They are obligated to maintain the property in a safe condition. People injured from slipping and falling should not feel conflicted about filing a lawsuit because the property owner is a business or person they like. Phillip Tor will discuss your claim with you. He will explain that you are not attacking the proprietor but simply looking to recover from your own losses caused by an unreasonably dangerous condition and helping to prevent others from getting hurt.

TORLAW is located in Tucson, but Phillip Tor can attend to all of Southern Arizona and is available for home and hospital visits to meet your needs.

To discuss the details of your injury and claim, contact a premises liability attorney online or call 520-733-3700 for a no-cost consultation.

We are a Group Employee Benefits Provider.