What Losses Are Recoverable after an Arizona Accident?
While the losses of each personal injury victim will be unique, there are many categories of losses that are common in this type of case. If another party caused an accident, compensation for the following damages, among others, may be sought.
Medical expenses - Medical bills are likely the most common type of loss in a personal injury case. Many injuries require some sort of treatment, which will inevitably cost money. Medical losses often include doctor’s visits, emergency room costs, surgeries, hospitalization, physical therapy, medical equipment, and more. In addition, if you need ongoing medical treatment, you can seek recovery for estimated future medical bills, as well.
Lost earnings - Injuries can keep you from returning to work for days, weeks, or even indefinitely. Even if you have some paid sick leave, when it runs out, you will certainly lose income from missing work. Such lost income can cause financial difficulties for you and your family, so it is important to know that you may seek compensation for earnings you lost. Like future medical expenses, you may also be able to recover for estimated future lost earnings and benefits, which can require complex calculations.
Intangible losses- While medical bills and pay statements can prove a tangible amount of financial losses, there are also intangible losses for which you can recover.
Such losses include:
Pain and suffering - This refers to the physical pain and suffering that results from your injuries and throughout the physical recovery process.
Emotional distress - Many people can experience mental and emotional injuries from either the trauma of the accident itself or from dealing with severe and life-changing injuries.
Loss of enjoyment of life - If your injury significantly impairs you from engaging in your work or other regularly enjoyed activities, you may be able to seek compensation for your loss of enjoyment.
Permanent disability - Some injuries cause life-long impairments, disabilities, or disfigurement, which can cause serious problems for the rest of your life, and you deserve to be properly compensated for these issues.Contact a Phoenix Accident and Injury Lawyer at Abels & Annes Today
At Abels & Annes in Phoenix, our personal injury attorneys can identify any possible losses in your case. Please call 602-819-5191 to learn more about how we can help you today.