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If you are injured in an automobile accident in Phoenix due to the other driver’s negligence, or the failure to use reasonable care, you may be able to recover damages for your injuries. Examples of negligence include failing to stop at a stop sign or speeding through a highway work zone. These damages may include loss of wages, medical bills and reimbursement for your expenses. In addition, depending on the severity of your injuries, you may be eligible to receive pain and suffering damages. If you feel as though you may be eligible for compensation following the accident, you should contact an auto accident Phoenix attorney as soon as possible.
Following an accident, you will likely be reimbursed for any medical expenses you experienced following the accident. For example, if you were severely injured due to the accident, it may have been necessary to receive transportation to the hospital by ambulance. In addition, depending on the severity of your injuries, you may have spent several nights in the hospital or undergone surgery to repair your injuries. If physical therapy is necessary as part of your recovery, your Phoenix auto accident attorney may be able to arrange for damages to be paid to compensate you for your long term care as well.
In addition, if you were unable to return to work following the accident, you may be eligible to receive loss wage damages to compensate you for the time you were unable to work. However, your auto accident Phoenix attorney may inform you that you will have to provide evidence that the accident was a direct cause of your inability to work. In addition, if you normally work full time, but could only work part time following the accident while you recovered, you may be eligible to receive compensation for the differences in wages as well.
Also, you may be eligible to receive compensation for any pain and suffering you experienced, and reimbursement for property damage. However, you should be aware that damages for pain and suffering can be difficult to prove. For example, you may need to testify at your trial regarding the pain you experienced following the accident. The court will consider a number of factors in determining what your pain and suffering damages should be including the severity of your injuries and your credibility. Pain and suffering can be a direct result of the injuries you sustained in the accident, or can include new limitations on your daily activities. These new limitations may cause you to suffer from distress or even depression. Your auto accident Phoenix attorney will also ask the court to consider any future pain and suffering damages you are likely to experience due to the accident.
Do not delay in contacting an auto accident Phoenix attorney following an automobile accident, as you only have a short time to file a complaint against the other driver or their insurance. In addition, the insurance company may try to pressure you to agree to a settlement according to their terms. Do not agree to a settlement without discussing the terms with your auto accident Phoenix attorney. If you need help finding an auto accident Phoenix attorney, visit the Phoenix Bar Association Lawyer Referral Service's website http://www.maricopabar.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=16. In addition, you can visit the Phoenix Superior Court’s website http://www.superiorcourt.maricopa.gov/SuperiorCourt/CivilDepartment/ for more information about how to file a civil lawsuit.