Phoenix Personal Injury Attorney
Other Offices: Scottsdale (AZ)
Law Firm OverviewKnapp & Roberts has been helping the seriously injured and surviving family members for more than 18 years. Our lawyers are dedicated solely to representing people who have experienced a catastrophic injury or wrongful death of a family member caused by the negligence of others. We are proud to help our clients restore their future. Knapp & Roberts has successfully brought cases against major corporations, employers, state agencies, hospitals, doctors, nurses, trucking companies, and other wrongdoers.
When clients and others ask why the Knapp & Roberts law firm focuses all our resources on serious injury and wrongful death cases, the answer is clear: we can make a difference. Our personal injury attorneys know how to articulate our clients’ stories so that others understand how the injuries occurred and how those injuries changed lives. Many times we can help change the systems and circumstances causing the injuries or wrongful death in the first place.
At our Scottsdale law firm, when we take a personal injury case, we get to know our clients extremely well. An experienced trial attorney will spend time at your home and with you as you go about your daily activities, so we can thoroughly intuit how the accident or negligence has changed your life.
As we get to know you and your family, we will be putting together the story we will eventually tell to a jury. If the story involves medical malpractice, we may be able to change how the hospital handles cases like yours in the future, with your help. If it involves poor nursing home care, we may be able to change the way they care for of the elderly, who unfortunately cannot speak for themselves.
Our primary objective is to take the legal steps necessary enabling you to receive the compensation necessary to help you deal with your changed life while also making sure this tragedy does not happen to anyone else. Did a wrongful death in a truck accident or construction accident change your family's economic opportunities or deprive you of companionship and guidance? Did a brain injury or spinal cord injury cause a loved one to need lifelong care and medical treatment?
Tell us your story. Our trial lawyers can effectively present your experience and the story of your changed life. We will bring together the experts and resources necessary so your grievous experience can be fully understood.
The Knapp & Roberts law firm represents serious injury and wrongful death clients throughout Arizona, particularly the communities of Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe, Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, Glendale, Peoria, Surprise, Queen Creek, Apache Junction, Goodyear, Tucson, Flagstaff, and Yuma.
Areas of Law
Areas of Law Description
Knapp & Roberts provides legal representation and services in the following areas of practice:
- Wrongful Death
Nothing can ever prepare us for the sudden death of a loved one. When that death is caused by someone else's negligence, it is difficult to understand why this happened. At Knapp & Roberts, we cannot erase the pain of a wrongful death, but we can help your family obtain the compensation you need and deserve. In addition, our law firm will also help you make a difference by forcing changes in the system that caused your loved one's death.
- Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice errors are responsible for approximately 100,000 wrongful deaths each year. More people die from medical mistakes than from all car accident fatalities. If you feel that a life-changing injury or a loved one's death was caused by medical malpractice, you need a medical malpractice attorney with experience and the resources it takes to investigate and litigate a medical malpractice case.
- Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
A nursing home should be a caring, compassionate home for vulnerable adults who need attendant care that we can trust. However, much too often this is not the case. Approximately one million senior citizens are abused in some manner every year in the United States. When a nursing home breaches our trust and does not meet the necessary standards of care, serious injury and wrongful death can be result.
- Truck Accidents
A serious truck accident on city streets, rural roads, the 101, I-40, I-17, I-10, or any highway can cause catastrophic injuries or even death. Whether it's a commercial van, an 18-wheeler, a tanker truck, a flatbed truck, or a dump truck, the truck's greater weight and mass can total any car it hits and seriously injure the occupants.
- Injuries Involving Children
When a child suffers a life-changing injury, parents and other adults need to take action to assure that the child has the resources necessary for ongoing medical care as well as compensation for his or her injuries, which may be permanent. As soon as you are aware that your child or grandchild has suffered a serious injury, an injury that will require significant resources to care for over a lifetime, make sure you have a personal injury lawyer who understands the seriousness of the situation.
- Serious Personal Injury
At the Knapp & Roberts personal injury law firm, we talk to many clients whose lives were changed in an instant by a serious personal injury. A sudden car crash, a fall in a nursing home, a medication mistake can change a life permanently. Serious personal injury will require extensive medical expenses and major life changes.
Tell us what happened, how you were injured, and how it changed your life. Our personal injury attorneys will work with you and your family to fully understand what your injuries have done to your quality of life and to your future.
- Products Liability
Knapp & Roberts has obtained compensation for hundreds of clients injured by defective products taken off the market due to safety concerns. Many times these products do not undergo proper testing before being placed on the market. Our firm holds manufacturers responsible when dangerous products are allowed to reach innocent consumers. If a defective product caused you or a loved one to be seriously injured, talk to a defective product lawyer at the Knapp & Roberts law firm in Scottsdale, Arizona.
- Dangerous Drugs
Knapp & Roberts has obtained compensation for hundreds of clients injured by defective drugs taken off the market due to safety concerns. Many times these drugs do not undergo proper testing before being placed on the market. Our firm holds manufacturers responsible when dangerous prescription medications are allowed to reach innocent consumers. Unfortunately, some drug manufacturers may rush a product to market or ignore negative test results. The consequences to the patients can be devastating — including strokes, heart attacks, organ failure, and even death.
- Insurance Bad Faith
When you are facing a real-life tragedy — a disabling injury or the sudden loss of a loved one — your insurance company is supposed to come through and provide the necessary relief that was promised under your plan coverage. When you are coping with a serious injury or wrongful death of a loved one, you shouldn't be forced to argue with the insurance company. Knapp & Roberts is a leading Scottsdale personal injury law firm that is dedicated to helping people just like you.
- Dram Shop Liability
While tougher DUI laws and increased enforcement have reduced drunk driving in the United States, someone still dies in an alcohol-related car accident approximately every 30 minutes (NHTSA 2006). The lawyers at Knapp & Roberts are committed to pursuing justice under our dram shop laws in Arizona for innocent people who are injured by drunk drivers, as well as the families of those who are killed in alcohol related collisions.
- Medical Devices
When a medical device fails, the patient can be disabled or may die a wrongful death. Despite testing procedures and approval processes, defective medical devices are implanted in patients who depend on them for their health and well-being. The medical device recall lawyers at Knapp & Roberts have the experience and understanding to help.
- Spinal Cord Injury
Whether it was the result of medical malpractice, a tractor-trailer accident, or a fall, a spinal cord injury changes the life of the victim as well as the lives of family and friends. At the Knapp & Roberts law firm, we work hard at getting to know our clients and the impact an injury has had on their life.
- Construction Accidents
When faulty equipment or a subcontractor's negligence causes a life-changing disability or a wrongful death, talk to a construction site accident lawyer. When a worker's livelihood is cut short by a serious injury or when a family member dies, you need an attorney with compassion and legal knowledge.
- Fires, Electrocution
Fire-related injuries, explosions and electrocution are often caused by negligence — a failure to install alarm systems and sprinkler systems, poor safety and maintenance standards, or unsafe electrical wiring. The victims can suffer extensive, painful burns or even death.
- Sexual Assault
Most sexual assault victims experience a wide range of emotional, physical, and psychological problems as a direct result of this crime. You may want justice and to stop this from happening to someone else. As a sexual assault victim, we believe you have a right to make your own choices about how to respond to what happened to you.
- Serious Auto Accidents
At the Knapp & Roberts personal injury law firm, we have focused all our energy and resources since 1991 on helping injured people and the families who have been seriously injured or killed in motor vehicle accidents.
- Brain Injuries
At the Knapp & Roberts personal injury law firm, our attorneys help clients who have suffered life-changing injuries. Brain injuries are especially frightening for the victims. Their lives are changing, but often they aren't sure why. The victims and their families are confused and looking for help.
Knapp & Roberts is dedicated to helping individuals diagnosed with mesothelioma, a devastating cancer caused by asbestos exposure. Our firm works with asbestos victims, and surviving family members, across the country.
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Mr. Craig A. Knapp
Car Accident, Defective Products, Medical Malpractice, Negligence, Nursing Home Abuse
Ms. Dana R. Roberts
Medical Malpractice, Negligence, Nursing Home Abuse, Personal Injury, Product Liability
Mr. David L. Abney
Civil Rights, Litigation, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home Abuse, Personal Injury
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Should Doctors Be Responsible for Taking the Car Keys Away from Aging Patients?
Is there a magic age where someone is no longer capable of safely maintaining control behind the wheel? It seems to be a bit of a dubious question when phrased that way and a difficult one to answer. For many aging drivers - especially those living in rural or suburban areas - giving up the car keys is akin to giving up their independence.Read Article
Study: Hospitals Attempt to Bury Evidence of Medical Malpractice
A recent study indicates that hospitals bury evidence of medical negligence through underreporting and by refusing to perform autopsies. Hospitals in Arizona and across the country are burying their mistakes, according to a new study recently released by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Inspector General Daniel R. Levinson.Read Article
Arizona Teen Car Accident Fatalities on the Rise
The rate of teen crashes increases in Arizona and across the country. Experts say that teens receive inadequate instruction on how to drive safely. The number of teen car accident fatalities in Arizona recently increased, reflecting a problem seen throughout the country.Read Article
Actos Litigation Moves Forward
Scientists recently linked the blockbuster diabetes drug Actos to bladder cancer. Actos’ maker insists that the benefits of the drug outweigh the risks, but bladder cancer sufferers disagree. The first hearing was recently scheduled for a wave of lawsuits against diabetes drugmaker Takeda Pharmaceuticals.Read Article
The Critical Role of Nurses in Avoiding Medication Errors
Medication errors are far more common than most people imagine. Commonly cited statistics are that 1.3 million people are injured and approximately 7,000 people die from medication errors each year in the U.S. In May 2011, Dr. Pamela Brown, a Ph.D., RN nurse manager of a pediatric intensive care unit, gave a presentation on fatal medication errors at a conference for critical care nurses.Read Article
TSB Targets its “10 Most Wanted” Public Transportation Safety Improvements
In June 2011, the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) announced its list of the top 10 issues the agency would like to address to improve transportation safety and save lives. This is the 21st such list the agency has produced. The list calls attention to critical issues that result in loss of life and injury in public transit accidents involving trucks, buses, boats and airplanes and general highway safety.Read Article
Establishing Fault in Car - Bicycle Accidents
In 2009 (the last year for which there are statistics), there were 51,000 injuries from bicycle-vehicle accidents in the U.S.; 1,643 of those injuries occurred in Arizona. There were 630 bike accident fatalities nationwide, 25 of which were in Arizona, which was a 31 percent increase in bike rider deaths over the prior year.Read Article
ASU Board of Regents Accused of Violating Title IX
Title IX was enacted to prevent discrimination on the basis of gender in educational institutions. The law requires that a school, once it learns of a sexual assault, should effectively investigate the incident, eliminate the risk, and remedy the harm to the student whenever possible.Read Article
Cyberbullying on the Rise
According to a report by the National Crime Prevention Council, 43 percent of teens have experienced some form of cyberbullying online. With the advent of social networking and social media sites, staying connected online has become a major part of people's lives. This is especially true for teenagers. Over 95 percent of teenagers have an email account and 97 percent of teens report using the Internet at home for personal or school purposes.Read Article
Signs of Nursing Home Abuse and Neglect
The National Center on Elder Abuse (NCEA) defines physical abuse as any "use of physical force that may result in bodily injury, physical pain, or impairment." According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, there were over 16,000 nursing homes in the United States in 2004. Over 1.5 million people called those facilities home that year and that population is expected to keep growing.Read Article
Guardianships and Vulnerable Adults in Arizona
In Arizona, anyone interested in the affairs or welfare of an allegedly incompetent person may petition the court for appointment as a guardian. ABC15 reports that Sun Valley Group of Tempe requested appointment as guardian to Gloria Horrigan and Rosemary Brown. Upon appointment, Horrigan was taken to a nursing home against her will and not allowed visitors, not even her family. Brown followed a similar pattern, also taken and not allowed to see her family or visitors.Read Article
Arizona Road Safety: A Bumpy Ride
A combination of less than ideal road conditions and design, traffic density, irresponsible driving and pedestrian habits resulted in 23,698 Arizona car accidents last year. Arizona offers beautiful weather, landscapes and sunsets, but distracting some Arizonans from those gifts are the dangerous roads and driving environments.Read Article