Car accidents are stressful, time-consuming, and expensive experiences. When the accident was another party’s fault, you have the right under Arizona law to seek compensation for your injuries and other losses related to the accident. This compensation can help relieve much of the burden, allowing you to focus on your physical recovery.
It’s hard to know what to do after a car accident, especially when it comes to the legal process. When you contact our personal injury attorney at Silkman Law Firm Injury & Accident Lawyer, we’ll help you understand your legal rights, walk you through the process of seeking compensation, and be with you every step of the way as we fight for the justice you deserve.
What Can I Receive Compensation For?
Following a serious car accident, your medical expenses are likely to be your biggest financial concern, particularly if your injuries have also left you unable to earn a living. But the list of potential categories for which you can receive compensation may encompass more than you think:
- Current and Future Medical Expenses — You can claim compensation for all medical expenses related to the accident, from ambulance rides and emergency treatment to hospitalization, physical therapy, prescription medication, and other costs. This also applies to ongoing costs if you require long-term or lifetime care.
- Lost Wages and Earning Capacity — You may miss work in the days and weeks following the accident. You can claim compensation for the wages you miss out on as you undergo treatment. If you can no longer work in the same field (or at all), you can also seek compensation for lost earning capacity.
- Other Expenses Related to the Accident — Other expenses may arise after the accident. You may need to rent a car, get help around the house, pay for additional childcare, and more. You can seek compensation for these expenses.
- Pain and Suffering — An accident’s physical and emotional trauma can significantly harm all areas of your life. While assigning a dollar value to pain and suffering can be hard, your attorney will also use the information you provide to seek compensation for these effects.
- Property Damage — You can seek compensation for damage to your vehicle and other personal property damaged or lost due to the accident.
- Wrongful Death — If you or another family member were killed in the accident, surviving family members may file a wrongful death claim to seek compensation for this significant loss.
As you work on filing your car accident compensation claim, your attorney will thoroughly research your situation to determine all injuries and losses for which you may be able to receive compensation.
When Am I Entitled to Compensation?
Your ability to seek compensation depends on another party being liable for your injuries due to their negligence. An action they either took or failed to take that caused the accident and resulted in your injuries makes them liable.
Liable parties are not always other drivers. Other factors, such as poorly maintained roads, missing or unclear signage, and mechanical failure, can cause car accidents, and the parties responsible for creating those conditions can be held liable.
Most often, though, a driver who ran a red light, rear-ended you, crashed into your vehicle while texting, was driving while impaired, or otherwise engaged in negligent behavior while behind the wheel is the liable party from whom you’ll seek to recover compensation.
The car accident law firm handling your case will work to identify all liable parties whose negligence contributed to the accident and caused your injuries.
The Importance of Seeking Legal Assistance
The process of seeking compensation for your car accident injuries is highly complex, and it takes time to assemble a persuasive case. This is not something the average person can do on their own, which is why trusting an experienced personal injury attorney can make such a difference in the outcome of your case.
An attorney with a background in car accident cases understands the entire process of investigating an accident and presenting a case, whether in negotiations with insurance companies or at trial. Their job is to handle all aspects of your case and meet all the necessary deadlines. The peace of mind that comes with hiring a qualified attorney makes a huge difference as you focus on your healing.
How Silkman Law Firm Can Help
Silkman Law Firm Injury & Accident Lawyer is exclusively devoted to handling personal injury claims. We understand the nuances of cases like yours and are committed to helping you recover the compensation you deserve.
When you trust us with your case, you can rely on us to communicate with you every step of the way, and we’ll do everything we can to make the process as manageable as possible. The initial consultation is always free, and we never collect any fees unless we recover compensation for you.
Preparing for a Compensation Claim
We’re dedicated to making seeking compensation as hassle-free as possible. Here’s how to claim compensation after a car accident:
- We’ll meet with you to discuss your case and review your legal options
- We’ll gather all evidence related to the accident and your injuries
- We’ll negotiate with the insurance company to seek total, fair compensation through a settlement
- If the settlement offer is insufficient, we’ll file a lawsuit and take your case to court
- We’ll go through the discovery process and attempt to negotiate with the other party
- If your case goes to trial, we’ll argue on your behalf
Our mission is to pursue every available avenue to collect the compensation you deserve. If compensation isn’t awarded at trial, we can continue to pursue it through the appeal process.
Contact our Car Accident Law Firm Today
You have a lot on your plate when recovering from a car accident, but your health is the most important thing. While you focus on getting better after your injuries, let Silkman Law Firm Injury & Accident Lawyer handle the legal process. Our car accident law firm fights aggressively to pursue the total compensation from all liable parties.
Contact us today for a free consultation. We look forward to learning more about your accident and demonstrating how we’ll fight for your rights.