Facing an injury or any sort of harm due to the negligence of another person or company can result in you having to deal with expensive medical bills. If you were hurt by someone else and incurred financial consequences because of your injury, you are most likely eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit against the entity responsible for your suffering.
A personal injury is not just limited to you facing any sort of physical harm, but it can also be any harm caused to your emotions or your mind as well. Common reasons for filing a personal injury lawsuit include:
- Car accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Head and brain injuries
- Slip and fall litigation
- Nursing home abuse
- Animal bites
Any situation that causes you to experience pain due to the negligence, improper action, or lack of action by another entity, can essentially qualify you for a personal injury lawsuit. A personal injury lawyer in Phoenix, Arizona can file the lawsuit for you and help ensure you get fairly compensated for all the pain you endured. It is important to note that you must file your claim within the specified period according to the Arizona statute of limitations regarding personal injuries. If you file your claim too late, the chances of your case being taken seriously by the court are exceptionally low.
You should try your best to file your personal injury claim as soon as possible after the incident to increase your chances of getting compensated properly.
Getting compensatory and punitive damages for your injury
In a personal injury lawsuit, you can claim compensatory damages and punitive damages depending on how severely you were hurt and how negligent the other party had been. Compensatory damages are calculated through how much a person suffered financially because of their injury. This includes totaling the sums of medical bills, repair bills, or any lost wages incurred due to the time required to recover from the injury. If your spouse or someone close to you suffered losses because of your injury, they may be entitled to receive compensation as well.
You might also be entitled to punitive damages, which are damages given to punish the individual who caused you harm. Punitive damages are given to encourage the defendant to not commit the same act again, and they are usually only granted when the defendant acted very negligently
Get in touch with Eric Schmidt at Schmidt Law Group today to start your injury claim:
R 3770 N. 7th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85014
Tel: (602) 282-0047
Fax: (602) 865-8123
E-mail: [email protected]