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What types of compensation can be awarded in a personal injury case?

On Behalf of | Apr 19, 2024 | Personal Injury

Car crashes, unsafe products and a host of other scenarios can lead to someone suffering major injuries or dying. Both individuals and businesses may be responsible for an incident that leads to injury or premature death.

The people affected by those circumstances may have the option of filing an insurance claim. In some scenarios involving negligence or overt misconduct, it is theoretically possible to file a personal injury lawsuit in addition to an insurance claim. A civil lawsuit against a business or individual can potentially compensate those harmed by misconduct or negligence.

What personal injury claims can offer

A personal injury lawsuit involves someone harmed by another party taking legal action in the civil courts. By establishing that another party is to blame for their injuries, they can potentially convince the courts to award them specific types of compensation.

Typically, people seek reimbursement for property damage losses, like the cost of repairing a vehicle after a crash. They can also seek compensation for injury-related losses. Medical expenses and lost wages can significantly increase the total value of a personal injury lawsuit. The cost of rehabilitation is also recoverable. People can even seek compensation for their pain and suffering. It is worth noting that the state constitution prohibits caps on lawsuit compensation claims, meaning that there isn’t automatically a limit imposed on what someone may receive in a successful lawsuit.

What wrongful death lawsuits can offer

When someone dies unexpectedly, the surviving people who loved them may experience significant financial hardship. A wrongful death lawsuit can provide an assortment of different forms of compensation. As with other personal injury lawsuits, plaintiffs can request compensation for lost wages and property damage expenses, as well as medical costs. They can also seek compensation for funeral expenses and the loss of support the deceased party could have provided the family.

Preparing for a personal injury lawsuit often entails carefully quantifying the economic impact that an incident has had on an individual or a family. Those familiar with Arizona’s personal injury statutes can potentially seek the maximum amount of compensation possible given their circumstances.