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Determining The Worth Of A Personal Injury Case

July 22, 2014 Hastings and Hastings

Determining The Worth Of A Personal Injury Case

There is little doubt that every personal injury case is unique and different in its own way. As such, it is often difficult to generalize with regard to what each case may be worth in terms of recovery for accident related damages and injuries. Every client of a personal injury attorney or personal injury law firm will have different accident related injuries and damages that must be evaluated on their own merit.

Recovery For Damages

Determining the value of a personal injury case requires determining the negligent party and their involvement in the resulting injury or damage. It is also important to note that in many instances there may be more than one negligent party resulting in a more complex case. Recovery for damages and injuries in the state of Arizona typically equates to the sum total of losses that an injured party has incurred, or will likely incur at a future time such as ongoing physical therapy, as a result of an accident event.

File A Claim

Monetary recover is intended to compensate an injured party for pain and suffering, medical expenses, and long-term medical care and even lost wages. While some cases will actually be settled out of court others will require a full trial including a jury. In most situations, a jury will decide upon an award amount and the conditions of the award. A personal injury attorney typically works closely with an injured party to file a claim in a timely and efficient way. This means being aware of the statute of limitations and other factors that could have a bearing on the ultimate outcome of any personal injury case.

Current Laws

Finally, determining what a case is worth can only truly be determined when all the specifics and details of the case are completely known. Personal injury lawyers work diligently to gather all evidence, information and data as a way to make a compelling case in favor of their client. One of the first steps in dealing with personal injury is to seek medical attention and then to seek legal guidance and assistance. Current laws entitle a proven injured party to compensation when they have been injured through no fault of their own. It is essential to take advantage of these laws when injured in an accident. Contact Hastings & Hastings today to learn more about Phoenix personal injury assistance.