What is Your Personal Injury Case Worth?
When injured due to someone’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for the losses, injuries, and damages suffered. It’s certainly understandable to be hesitant about moving forward with a Personal Injury claim because of the uncertainties of the process. Having an understanding of how to value your case, however, makes the process a little easier. Take the time to evaluate every detail of the claim before negotiating a potential settlement. There is not a set amount of compensation for victims of Arizona accidents because the value of your claim will be dependent on numerous factors, including the cause(s) of the accident and severity of the injuries and other losses.
Some different types of damages compensable under Arizona law include:
- Treatment for Injuries: If you suffered injuries due to someone else’s negligence, you are entitled to compensation. This includes the cost of hospitalization, chiropractic care, physical therapy, pain management, and other costs for professional medical care and medical supplies. Compensation also includes the cost of future medical care.
- Lost Income: If you cannot work because of an accident, you are entitled to compensation for lost income. This includes past and future income, as well as the cost of support services if there is a loss of earning potential.
- Pain and Suffering: Compensation includes non-economic damages such as physical pain and mental anguish and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and emotional distress. Many people suffer from fear, anxiety, and even post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after an accident. While physical injuries can be debilitating, emotional and mental anguish can be just as bad, if not worse.
- Loss of Companionship: If a spouse is injured in an accident, the loss suffered by the other spouse is referred to as “loss of consortium.” A loss of consortium claim covers the loss of love and affection, companionship, sexual relations, partnership, and household services. Numerous variables exist to determine the extent of the loss of consortium, including life expectancies of the couple, the quality of the marriage before the accident, and the effect the accident has on the marriage. The spouse’s claim depends entirely on whether the injured spouse prevails against the negligent party.
- Property Loss: The negligent party is liable for property damage caused by the negligence. Damage to vehicles and personal property in the vehicles at the time of the accident are recoverable losses.
Regardless of the type of accident – car accident, pedestrian-motor vehicle accident, trucking accident, dog bite, or slip and fall – discuss the situation with an Arizona personal injury attorney. To receive fair compensation for your injuries, you need someone like the attorneys at the Folger Law Firm, with the necessary knowledge and experience to properly value your claim.