No one knows just how devastating suffering a personal injury can be until they go through it themselves. From one day to the next, many things in your life can change.
The things you once loved to do might not be possible anymore. To make matters worse, your medical bills and other expenses pile up after an accident—which can be aggravated by time spent away from work in recovery. Finally, the knowledge that someone else’s negligence is the culprit behind your accident can be difficult to accept.
Fortunately, when someone else is responsible for your injuries and property damage, you may be entitled to financial compensation. Wondering what a personal injury claim is? Read on to learn more about personal injury claims and how a Phoenix personal injury lawyer can make all the difference in your claim.
Types of Personal injury Claims
It happens in the blink of an eye. One minute, you’re minding your own business and going about your day as you normally would. The next thing you know, you’re dealing with severe injuries and wrestling with the knowledge there’s nothing you could have done differently to avoid the outcome.
Personal injuries impact thousands of people all across the state of Arizona every year. The good news is when your injuries are the result of someone else’s carelessness or recklessness, filing a personal injury claim could help you recover compensation and feel like justice has been rendered in your case.
Although a personal injury claim could result from any type of incident that causes your injuries, some of the most common examples of personal injury claims include:
- Motor vehicle accident claims
- Work injury claims
- Pedestrian accident claims
- Bicycle accident claims
- Slip-and-fall claims
- Medical malpractice claims
- Defective product claims
- Wrongful death claims
Types of Damages You Can Recover in a Personal Injury Claim
Generally, the compensation, or damages, you can receive in a personal injury claim fall into one of two groups—economic and non-economic.
Economic damages refer to the specific losses and property damages you’ve suffered as a result of your injury. For example, any medical bills that have come about in the wake of your accident for treatment would be considered economic damages because they have a specific price tag attached.
Lost income from missed work would also be considered economic damage because it is a specific financial loss related to the accident you’ve suffered.
Non-economic damages would include the intangible losses you experience and therefore are more difficult to put a specific price on. For example, although you might agree you should be compensated for your pain and suffering after an accident, how do you know exactly what to ask for in a settlement?
One of the primary jobs of a personal injury lawyer is to review your case to help you increase your odds of recovering full compensation. If you’re unsure about the value of your claim or need help writing a demand letter or negotiating a settlement, a personal injury lawyer can help.
Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer Today
Have you suffered losses as the result of an accident? Don’t wait to take action—an experienced personal injury lawyer from Zachar Law Firm, P.C. can help you recover a full settlement or jury award.
Why not get started with a free consultation? Give us a call today at 602-494-4800 or fill out the form on our website with your contact information to get started now.