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What Is Your Personal Damages Case Really Worth?

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.

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Brenden Lewis
a month ago

So I suffered a tragic motorcycle accident leaving me injured and quite unhappy…… also the bike was totaled. This all star law team secured a large settlement for all my suffering. This process was very well advised by an aggressive and determined lawyer. All I can say is now I’m left a very happy man. Thank you karissa for working quick to bring my tragic story to a much warmer end. Just call them! You won’t regret it!

Shayianna Guyton
a month ago

They literally conversed with me every step of the way throughout my journey. Thank you guys

I was very pleased with my experience. They kept me informed the whole way through the process and checked on me through my treatment. Definitely would recommend

My dad was in a car accident and during those difficult moments, Phoenix Accident and Injury Law firm has been there for us. They care for their clients, will walk you through everything you need to know step by step, they follow up, very easy to reach and fast to respond. And one thing is for sure! they will fight for you! we felt safe with them! Me and the entire family thank them all so much for all their help! These people that works here are amazing!

Jenifer henke
a year ago

I was in an accident that resulted in getting whiplash and a concussion. I contacted Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm that day. Everyone was helpful (Rhea, Karissa, and Jeff) from the very beginning to the very end. They sent me to a physical therapy location that was pretty far away but the doctor and physical therapist were very kind so I did make the trek. They handled all aspects of my case in a timely manner and answered all my questions. They got the max amount possible, and from that, paid the medical bills and took their fair cut. I would not hesitate to recommend them to family or friends.

I would give ten stars if I could. This law firm is about as professional and friendly as it gets!! They stayed in constant contact with me and answered every question I had. I got a settlement that was higher than I expected and will definitely use this law firm again. I highly recommend hiring them to handle your legal issues!!

Fernando Lopez
a year ago

My experience with this team was superb, as they were ongoing with the case and making sure that the client gets what they deserve. I recommend anyone looking for a accident law group that this is the team you want to be representing you!!

Kimberly Legaspi
2 years ago

What can I say about the Thompson Law Firm? They are AMAZING!! It’s never fun when you need an accident lawyer because you are pretty much in a bad place. Shane and the staff have been wonderful, kept me informed at every step of this process. I would recommend Thompson Law Firm to anyone, in fact, I have referred several friends already!! Thank you Thompson Law Firm for everything you did for me!!!

Amanda Olney
2 years ago

These guys were absolutely amazing. They were very clear with me about what I needed to do on my end and I saw fast results. I just recommended them to a friend a week ago and he also dealt with my mother's case. I wouldn't see anyone else.

2 years ago

Karissa and Shane were amazing! They were there for any questions I had and checked up on me regularly. Highly recommend these guys!!

Karissa Murphy
2 years ago

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