The physical and emotional recovery process when injured in an unexpected accident can be lengthy. Victims of accidents, depending on the injury, may not be able to earn income. Loss of earning wages and/or compiling medical costs indicate injury victims must seek compensation for damages. Recovering financial compensation is imperative if another person is at fault for causing an accident and is responsible for changing your life.
An experienced personal injury lawyer at Injury Lawyers Tucson will handle the legal process and file a claim for your injury. Our legal team will examine every detail of your case in order to calculate a claim value for your damages.
What is Comparative Negligence? How does it affect my claim?
To help clients understand damage claims in Tucson, an attorney considers the law of comparative negligence. Comparative negligence law comes into play when the victim filing a claim against a liable party may be in part at fault for the accident. Victims who believe they are partially at fault may still receive compensation. For example, if it is determined that the victim filing a claim is 25% percent at fault for the accident, that percentage is deducted from the total amount of the settlement. If a settlement is $100,000, and the client filing the claim was 25% at fault, they may get $75,000.
Economic vs. Non-economic Damage claims
Financial compensation may include both economic and non-economic damages. If comparative negligence is considered, next the settlement value is calculated by compensatory damages.
Any damages due to an accident or injury that have a financial impact are economic damages. Medical bills, property damage, or loss of income, for example, are considered economic damages.
Damages that affect a victim’s lifestyle because of an accident injury are non-economic damages. Examples of non-economic damages are pain and suffering, disfigurement or scarring, or loss of enjoyment of life. A lawyer at Injury Lawyers Tucson will examine all factors that contribute to the damages and losses that may be recovered and compensated to a victim who has suffered injury.
Another type of damage compensated in a personal injury lawsuit is punitive damages. Only a judge can award punitive damages. Punitive damages arise when it is proven that a liable party acted our of willful negligence. Often this financial punishment may be used to set an example for future or potential offenders.
Personal Injury Claims with Injury Lawyers Tucson
When an accident happens due to another person’s negligence, contact the legal representation of Injury Lawyers Tucson legal team. We understand the legal process and how to maximize a settlement. All damages will be examined by an attorney in order to make certain injury victims receive compensation that is deserved and just.