Personal injury law covers situations in which someone has been injured, either physically or emotionally, by another person’s negligence. When someone files a personal injury claim, he or she is seeking monetary compensation for the harm suffered. Personal injury laws vary in every state, so it’s important to discuss any questions you have with an Arizona personal injury attorney.
What damages can you seek?
If you’ve been injured because of another person’s negligence, that person can be held responsible for paying your medical bills, lost wages, and emotional harm. While medical bill and lost wage expenses are usually easy to quantify, it is more difficult to calculate pain, scarring, emotional harm, and physical limitations. Your personal injury attorney can help you quantify a fair and reasonable amount to compensate for emotional injuries and harm.
How is fault determined?
Whether or not the other party is at fault depends on his or her actions and duty to ensure your safety. If you were partially responsible for the accident, then your compensation could potentially be reduced to reflect your percentage of fault. A personal injury attorney can help you determine whether or not your actions contributed to the accident when assessing the strength of your case.
What steps should you take following a car accident?
Car accidents account for a large percentage of personal injury claims. If you suffer injuries in a car accident, you should immediately seek medical treatment. You should also contact the police and request a police report filed. This will help document responsibility for the accident between yourself and the other driver. If you aren’t injured, then you should also take pictures of the cars and road for evidence. When you meet with a personal injury attorney, you should bring the photos of the accident scene, your medical bills, and documentation of missed work.
Hameroff Law Group provides honest answers and caring support following a personal injury. To schedule a free consultation, call (520) 792-4700 or (888) 792-4700. Our Tucson personal injury attorneys will ensure you get the support you need as your case progresses.