Determining “Fair” Compensation for Personal Injury Victims

Arizona law attempts to even things up by stating that the person who caused an accident must compensate a person for the pain that they suffered. This also includes frustration, anxiety, the inability to do regular daily activities, incapability of participating in recreational activities, lack of sleep due to pain, and the lack of ability to walk long distances or sit for long periods because of the pain resulting from the injury. We could continue with this list, but the point we are trying to make is clear. A victim of an accident that was not his or her fault has the right to full and fair compensation under the law. This does include pain, but it also includes every other aspect of the person’s life that is affected by this pain.

It is never easy to put an exact dollar figure on these sorts of damages. There is no simple formula for the amount that can be legally recovered. As personal injury Phoenix lawyers, we have heard too often that other personal injury law firms tell people that their accident claim is worth three times what the medical bills cost. This is not true in most cases.

There may have been a time when small cases could be valued using a simple formula. Seriously injured people and people who live in constant pain cannot only look at the medical costs to determine what is fair compensation for in their cases. It takes a detailed analysis instead to determine the amount of money needed for past losses, what money is needed for future expenses related to the accident, and what amount of money will compensate the injury victim fully and fairly.

Ultimately, it is up to a jury in Maricopa County to decide what amount of compensation to provide an injured victim and his or her family. In addition, a skilled Chandler, AZ personal injury attorney will be able to help an injured individual determine whether an offer for settlement is less than what a Chandler jury would award. Making this accurate comparison will make it so that the injured person can receive the full compensation that they deserve. For more information about your specific injury case, please feel free to contact Breyer Law Offices, P.C. today for a free, no-obligation consultation.

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