Especially when you’re critically injured, the time immediately following an accident can be a stressful one. It’s important to focus first and foremost on your own physical recovery. After that, you may be entitled to damages if the accident was someone else’s fault. Here’s some more information on how injury cases typically work.
In regards to a vehicle or motorcycle accident, the two most important factors are who was liable for the accident and the damages, both to your physical health and to your property. In regards to liability, Arizona is an “at-fault” state, meaning that the driver who is at fault in the event of an accident is liable for all injuries and damages that occurred as a result. In that case, the at-fault driver’s insurance company is required to compensate you.
The other side of the case is determine exactly how much damage the accident caused and how to put a dollar amount on those damages. There are basically two types of damages involved in an injury case, those that are capable of exact calculation (such as repair costs to a motorcycle), and those that are not capable of exact calculation (such as pain and suffering).
Some injuries are also so severe and permanently debilitating that you can be entitled to lost future earnings in your case. There are other types of damages that can be collected as well of which the majority of people are unaware, such as diminished value of your vehicle. That’s why it’s important to talk to experienced professionals who are familiar with the laws and processes associated with filing a personal injury claim. If you have been injured in a car or motorcycle accident, call for a free consultation to find out the best ways to recover all of the damages to which you’re entitled.