The medical bills you accumulate after an accident can be difficult to pay on your own, and that is why most victims choose to take legal action against the person who caused them to suffer their injuries. After facing a personal injury, your medical bills can be covered through your health insurance or car insurance policy. If you have Personal Injury Protection (PIP) or Medical Payments Coverage (MPC) it will be that much easier for you to get the required compensation to pay for your injuries.
It can take some time for you to get compensation after you file your lawsuit, so in the meantime, you have the option of taking a lawsuit loan to help you pay for your treatment until your settlement is finally in your account. A personal injury attorney can advise you on the fastest legal route you should take to receive your compensation.
What counts as a personal injury in Phoenix, Arizona?
If you suffer any form of physical or mental harm due to the fault of another person, you have suffered a personal injury and are probably allowed to make a legal claim against the person who acted negligently and caused you to suffer in the first place.
A personal injury can be caused through a car accident, medical malpractice, defective products, or slip and falls. The more a person suffers, the more they are entitled to claim. A lawyer can help you with your claim and it is important to note that not every claim is going to turn into an actual lawsuit. Most insurance companies will communicate with your attorney and settle the claim as soon as possible. The matter will only escalate to court if the insurer is being unfair or a final compensation amount is not being agreed on.
In Arizona, the pure comparative fault law is applied. This means that the damages you recover are reduced based on how much of the accident was your fault. So, if you did contribute to the accident in some way, you will have your legal penalties reduced by a certain amount. If matters escalate to court your claim process could take anything from a few weeks to a few years depending on the details of your case. However, if you hire a trained lawyer you can ensure you are reducing the time as much as possible for your case to be concluded and for you to have the maximum amount of compensation you qualify for regarding your case.
Get in touch with a personal injury lawyer with the Schmidt Law Group today.
Call us at:
3770 N. 7th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85014
Tel: (602) 282-0047
Fax: (602) 865-8123
E-mail: [email protected]