If you are injured due to the negligence of another, you have the legal right to be compensated for damages. There are restrictions and time limits involved in personal injury cases, so it is important to discuss your case with a skilled personal injury lawyer at Phoenix Personal Injury Attorneys to determine if you can pursue financial compensation through a personal injury claim. Listed below are some frequently asked questions about personal injury claims.
Q. What is personal injury?
A. Personal injury is the areas of the law that cover any wrongdoing or damage done to a person physically or emotionally. In order to take legal action, the injury has to be a result of negligence by another party.
Q. What is negligence?
A. Negligence occurs when another party either takes an action or fails to take an action that results in harm to others.
Q. What are damages?
A. Damages refer to the financial losses or personal harm to a person caused by the negligence of another. There are three types of damages.
Monetary damages: including medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, lost wages or income, and property damage.
Non-monetary damages: including pain and suffering.
Punitive damages: damages intended to punish the negligent party and also to serve as an example or warning to others who may behave similarly.
Q. What is compensation?
A. In a personal injury claim, the injured party seeks compensation for the monetary and non-monetary damages caused by the negligent party.
Q. Who pays the compensation in personal injury claims?
A. In most personal injury claims, Phoenix Personal Injury Attorneys will seek financial compensation from the negligent party’s insurance company. The negligent party can also be held personally responsible for damages.
Q. Are there time limits for filing a claim?
A. In personal injury cases, statutes of limitation apply. You should contact Phoenix Personal Injury Attorneys as soon as possible so that you do not lose your right to file a personal injury or wrongful death claim.
Q. How can I pay for a personal injury attorney?
A. At Phoenix Personal Injury Attorneys, we work on a contingency fee basis. This means that we will pay the upfront costs and fees and only seek reimbursement once your personal injury case settles. However, if we fail to get you any compensation, you owe us nothing. Contingency fees allow all people from any economic background access to the justice they deserve.
Q. What are the causes of personal injury accidents?
A. There are many causes of personal injury accidents, including:
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