In a personal damages case, monetary damages end up being a major focus, especially when media are involved. Assessing what your personal damages case is worth is a key component and helps victims gain closure so they can move forward with their lives.

The auto injury attorneys at Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm near you have significant experience in helping clients injured in car accidents with their personal damages cases.  Our offices are conveniently located in nearby ChandlerPeoria, and North Phoenix, and we can meet in-person or over the phone or video call.  You can contact us for a free consultation, or read on to find out more.

By the way, we will also help with other problems that have cost you sleep, like getting a rental car very soon and finding a nearby doctor who can help you. Even the best legal team isn’t good enough if your quality of life isn’t sustainable while justice and compensation are on the way. The whole point of legal action is to regain quality of life, so we help you long-term as attorneys and short-term as your go-to people.

3 Things You Need to Know

First, courts determine damages based on a wide range of factors. Second, there are two types of damages: compensatory and punitive. In our Phoenix law office, we’ve seen both types. Additionally, in some cases, the victim’s actions can affect their award.

Compensatory Personal Damages in a Personal Injury Case

In general, most damages on personal injury cases are compensatory. That means they’re awarded to compensate the victim for his or her losses. Compensatory damages can be awarded for:

  • Loss of income due to the injury, which may include income you’ve already lost and income you’ll lose in the future.
  • Loss of property due to the accident, such as your vehicle or other property.
  • Medical costs, which can include payment for a treatment you have already received and payment for medical costs that you’ll have in the future.
  • Pain and suffering that you suffered after the accident or continue to suffer today.

This isn’t a comprehensive list. There are several other reasons that you can be awarded compensatory damages in a personal injury case.

Punitive Damages in a Personal Damages Case

Punitive damages are very different from compensatory damages. They’re designed to punish a person or company for their behavior. These kinds of damages can be awarded on top of compensatory damages. In Arizona, people or companies that show a willful disregard for the health and safety of others can be penalized with punitive damages in a personal damages case.

Things That Can Affect Your Award in Your Personal Damages Case

A judge can rule that the victim of an accident was partially responsible for the accident, which can affect the amount of money that changes hands. Additionally, victims who exaggerate injuries, losses, or costs will probably see that reflected in the overall award.

Get Help Now

At Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm near you, we have more than 15 years of experience helping clients obtain compensation for their auto injuries in personal damages case. When you’re ready to talk to a lawyer near you, please contact our office to arrange a free initial consultation by phone or at our Chandler office.

If you or a family member has been injured in an auto accident, contact Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm in nearby Chandler, AZ to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney. We provide personal injury legal services to clients in your area including ChandlerGilbertMesaScottsdale, Tempe, and Peoria.