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Posted On 09/16/20

What Is the Difference Between Compensatory Damages and Punitive Damages?

When somebody else’s negligence, intent to harm or reckless disregard for the safety of others gives you a personal injury, the at-fault party may owe you financial compensation. The word for money awarded to a victim in a personal injury claim is damages. The courts in Arizona divide damages into two key categories: compensatory and punitive. You may need help from a personal injury attorney to recover maximum compensation for all of your losses. What Are Compensatory Damages? Compensatory damages make an injured accident victim whole again. They serve to compensate a plaintiff for the damages sustained because of another person’s negligence. If you broke a rib in a car accident,...

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Posted On 09/14/20

Can I Sue an Insurance Company for Denying My Claim?

The claims process as someone with a serious personal injury in Arizona can be complicated. You might have a valid claim and proof that someone else negligently caused your injuries, only to receive a claim denial from that person’s insurance carrier. Knowing when a denial is valid and when to fight back by going to trial is something a personal injury lawyer can help you with. A lawyer can also walk you through the court process, if necessary. How to Appeal an Insurance Denial An insurance company lawfully must give its reason for denying your claim in Arizona. Read the denial letter you received from the insurance company carefully, or...

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Posted On 09/09/20

10 Factors That Impact the Value of Your Personal Injury Case

A personal injury does not have to put you in significant financial debt. Filing a personal injury case in Phoenix could lead to compensation from a negligent party that reimburses you for all the out-of-pocket costs you spent on accident recovery. You could also receive an award for intangible losses such as pain and suffering. The value of your personal injury case will depend on factors unique to you. The Severity of Your Injuries In general, severe injuries will receive greater compensation than minor injuries due to related damages. Insurance companies, judges and juries base their settlement/verdict decisions on how much the accident impacted the victim’s life. If you have...

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Posted On 08/26/20

Is it Worth it to Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer?

No one anticipates becoming the plaintiff of a personal injury claim in Arizona. Accidents are unexpected; they catch victims off-guard, often at the worst possible times in life. If the worst does happen, take the right steps toward protecting yourself and recovering fair compensation for your damages. One of these steps might be hiring a personal injury lawyer, depending on the circumstances. Signs That You Should Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer The civil courts in Arizona give you a choice: represent yourself (pro se) or hire a lawyer to represent you. If you choose pro se, it will be up to you to meet the requirements of a personal injury...

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Posted On 08/24/20

How Much Is My Personal Injury Claim Worth?

If someone else’s negligence gave you a serious personal injury, it is natural to wonder what your lawsuit against the at-fault party could be worth. The value of your claim can help you plan your future. The worth of a personal injury claim in Arizona can depend on many factors, including a jury’s interpretation of how much the accident made a plaintiff suffer. Pain and suffering damages are some of the hardest to estimate on your own. You may need a personal injury lawyer’s assistance to figure out how much your claim is worth in Phoenix. Factors That Determine the Value of Your Injury Claim No two personal injury claims...

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Posted On 08/20/20

What Are the Benefits of Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer?

If an accident in Phoenix injures you or someone you love, recovering can feel like an uphill battle. Hospitals and bill collectors may pester you for payments while insurance companies try to avoid releasing benefits. Meanwhile, you are dealing with painful personal injuries and related lost wages. One of the best ways to handle a claim – and obtain peace of mind – is by hiring a personal injury lawyer. Insider Knowledge and Expert Advice It is normal to have many questions about your case as the victim of a serious personal injury accident. Receiving honest answers to these questions can give you peace of mind about your situation and...

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