Most personal injury claims will be up against one or more insurance companies, and working with insurance adjusters is far different from appealing to a judge or jury.
A personal injury claim is so much more complicated than “guilty” or “not guilty.” Arizona is a comparative negligence state. This means that your damages can be reduced proportionately based on your own fault in creating the accident. Have no doubt that the other party will be working hard to assign you as much fault as possible, thus reducing the amount that you are due. Your personal injury attorney will advocate for you and articulate just how physically and emotionally stressful the accident has been for you. This helps to maximize your settlement or trial award.
Motorcycle Accidents in Phoenix and Tucson
Riding a motorcycle unfortunately increases the risk that you will be seriously injured in a traffic collision. This translates to even higher medical bills and more time missed from work. These are two of the main damages used to calculate your pain and suffering damages as well. Don’t let the other driver avoid responsibility for your injuries due to their negligence. Let our Arizona personal injury team handle your motorcycle accident claim and help you get the highest settlement possible.
How Do I Calculate My Damages in a Phoenix or Tucson Injury Claim?
On its face, calculating your damages so that you can make a demand to the opposing party sounds simple enough. But what if your medical treatment will last beyond the 2-year statute of limitations? What if you have variable income? And how do you even begin to calculate pain and suffering? If you don’t know the answer to these questions, a Phoenix personal injury attorney may be in order.
Have no doubt that if you proceed with your claim unrepresented, the insurance adjuster will take issue with every dollar you request. Without an attorney, the adjuster knows they can get you to make statements that might reduce your claim’s value. Without an attorney, the adjuster knows there is little chance of you actually taking your case to trial. Show them you mean business by hiring a reputable, experienced injury lawyer- all for no money down.
One of the ways our team will help you get the largest settlement possible is by maximizing your pain and suffering. This damage is most often calculated by summing up the rest of your damages (think medical bills, lost income, etc.). This total will be multiplied by a number which is usually between 1 and 5, with higher multipliers used in more severe cases. Your attorney will argue for the highest multiplier possible, while arguing against your own fault in creating the accident, which can reduce your award.