How Much is my Personal Injury Case Worth?

One of the common questions that many people have for their Phoenix Arizona personal injury attorney regarding the filing of a personal injury claim is the actual value of the claim they might have. After all, if a claim isn’t going to generate much, if anything, in terms of compensation, then for many people, it doesn’t make sense to file a claim at all.

Phoenix Arizona Personal Injury Attorney Potential Damages Checklist

To be able to determine how much a personal injury claim may be worth, you’ve got to take a look at the potential damages you may have suffered from being injured.

Medical Costs: If you are injured through no fault of your own, then many claim awards including the cost of any medical treatments you have already received for the injury you suffered, as well as an estimation of any future treatments you may need to fully recover.

Income: Being injured can sometimes mean that you can’t work for a period of time. For some injuries, it means that you cannot work at all any more or you would have to switch to a different career because you cannot physically perform the same tasks your job demanded of you. You may be entitled to an award based on any actual wages that you have lost, as well as for a loss of earning capacity.

Property: An accident can sometimes cause you to lose your property, such as having a vehicle become totaled during an vehicular accident. You may be entitled to reimbursement for repairs or the fair market cost of replacing your vehicle or other property.

Pain and Suffering: Some injuries are devastating and they can cause a lot of suffering. In a personal injury claim, your Phoenix Arizona personal injury attorney can help you fight for the fair compensation you deserve when this pain and suffering is caused by the negligence or recklessness of others. For some extremely serious accidents or injuries, this can also include emotional distress in addition to physical distress.

Loss of Enjoyment: Sometimes an injury can cause someone to not be able to be able to do their everyday hobbies or other recreational activities. Through your personal injury claim, you may be entitled to be compensated for these damages as well.

Loss of Consortium: Though sometimes these damages are awarded to the affected family members instead of the injured party, the simple fact is that when someone is injured, it affects everyone around them. The injury can directly impact a relationship in a negative way.  Your Phoenix personal injury attorney can help you discover if these damages are also a possibility in your claim.

What If I Was Partially Responsible?

If it is determined that you were partially responsible for your injuries, then your personal injury claim may be adjusted to reflect the percentage of responsibility that is yours. For example, if it is found that you were 20% responsible for your injuries, then your damage awards would be adjusted by 20% to reflect this. Just because you were partially responsible for your injuries, however, doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t file a personal injury claim.

If you want to know more about the unique details of your own potential personal injury claim, be sure to contact your Phoenix Arizona personal injury attorney that is a certified specialist in litigating personal injury and wrongful death cases. Robert L. Greer of Baird, Williams, & Greer LLP can help advise you about how much your case may be worth, the importance of filing a claim, and other details that may be unique to your situation.

Contact him today to schedule an appointment to see what your personal injury claim might really be worth.