Cyclist on the floor, after being hit by a car

Were you severely injured in a car accident, semi-truck crash, slip and fall, or other accident in Phoenix? If somebody else’s negligence has injured you and threatened your financial stability, you might be entitled to financial compensation. A Phoenix personal injury lawyer from Silkman Law Firm Injury & Accident Lawyer could help you seek the answers and justice you deserve.

Our firm exclusively focuses on personal injury cases, giving our legal team in-depth experience and knowledge in this area of law. We have seen the devastating impacts injuries can have on our clients’ lives. That’s why Attorney Alex Silkman and his legal team strive to offer each of our clients the compassion and respect they need during this difficult time. Unlike with some larger law firms, you will never be treated like just another case number. We take great responsibility in demanding that you receive accountability and justice for your injuries.

Don’t wait until it is too late to recover the compensation you’re owed. Reach out to Silkman Law Firm Injury & Accident lawyer for a free initial case review. We’ll be ready to discuss how one of our Phoenix serious injury attorneys could help you.

What Is a Personal Injury Claim?

A personal injury claim allows victims of negligence to seek financial compensation for harm and financial losses they suffer. Negligence involves failing to act responsibly, such as driving over the speed limit or running a red light. It could also include not fixing a dangerous condition that could injure a visitor on the property. You must show that the at-fault party’s actions caused your injuries and that they should have expected that their behavior could cause your injuries.

Many personal injury claims are resolved through negotiating a financial settlement between the injured victim and the alleged at-fault party — or their insurer, more likely. This agreement may be reached through informal negotiations between the parties or their attorneys. The parties could also choose to participate in formal mediation to help them agree on a settlement.

Sometimes an accident victim will need to file a lawsuit against the parties that allegedly caused their injuries. But an injured victim does not have unlimited time to file a lawsuit. Arizona law generally requires personal injury lawsuits to be filed within two years of the date that the injury occurred. It’s essential to contact a Phoenix personal injury attorney as soon as possible after an accident to give you the best chance of securing financial compensation for your losses.

What Compensation Can You Recover for Personal Injuries?

If you were injured by another person’s negligence, you could seek compensation for various economic and personal losses that you suffer because of your injuries. Personal injury compensation could provide money for expenses and losses such as the following:

  • Medical and rehabilitation expenses, including hospital bills, surgeries and other procedures, physical therapy, doctor’s appointments, prescriptions, and medical devices
  • Long-term expenses for care for permanent disabilities that may result from your injuries, including home renovations to install accommodations or hiring home health services
  • Loss of income when you miss work or must take lower-paying work due to your injuries
  • Loss of future earning capacity and employment benefits such as health insurance when you become permanently disabled
  • Physical pain and anguish
  • Emotional distress or trauma from your injuries and recovery
  • Lower quality of life caused by permanent disabilities or disfigurement