Do you have pressing questions about personal injury damages? You are not alone. Here are some questions that we get a lot of from our clients. Give it a read then give us a call and set up your free consultation
Can I Recover for Emotional Damages?
If you have a personal injury claim in Arizona, you might wonder if you can recover for emotional or psychological injuries or damages. In fact, that question comes up very commonly, especially in automobile accident situations but with a lot of other ones, too. A classic example is when someone gets rear-ended at 50 miles an hour. They not only suffer a lot of physical injuries, concussions, headaches, and all the symptoms that go along with that, but also post-traumatic stress disorder, driving anxiety, etc. If you had no warning that that vehicle was going to rear-end you, that affects you psychologically to the core. You’re just sitting there at the light, and all of a sudden, it’s like a nuclear bomb went off.
In a case like that, yes, you can get paid for that separately from your physical pain and suffering and injuries, but it’s important that you get the right expert and the top experts, who can prove that. If you just stay at home, the insurance company will pay you zero. If, on the other hand, we get you to the top experts, psychologists, and others, who document that and give you treatment for it, that’s a different story. Now, we can get you paid for it. That’s why it’s so important no matter what kind of injuries you have, physical injuries, but even psychological or emotional injuries. Don’t downplay that. Make sure to give us a call. We’ll refer you to top experts. They’ll get you treatment. They’ll get you over those symptoms in most cases. Otherwise, they can last a lifetime. You’ll get help through trauma counselors. We’ll also get you paid for it instead of you suffering in silence. Remember, the call is free. The information is free. We’re here to help you.
Should I Take the First Settlement Offer?
The question often comes up, is it ever a good idea to take an insurance company’s first offer when they make an offer? In fact, that’s a common question when people call our injury law firm. One of our attorneys answered that question the other day. Here’s what the attorney said, and it’s probably good information for you, too. When you just get in a car accident, insurance companies will chase you. What they want to do is they want you to take a check fast. They try to make it sound like it’s a reasonable offer. They will ask you how you are feeling. If you are polite and say you are fine, they will say that means you are not injured. Then say, well you know what, Sally or Jim, we’re going to be generous. By the way, if you ever hear an insurance company say they’re going to be generous, watch out. Don’t, whatever you do, accept that first offer without giving us a call. There are rare situations where you really aren’t injured, and they’re offering $500. Probably one of our attorneys will say go for it. Caution is more important. Go get checked out physically. We can even refer you to top medical experts. Get checked out physically, and then if they say, hey you’re fine, okay. Don’t do it the other way around, and take their first offer, and then call us crying. Please, don’t let that happen to you. Remember, the call is free. The information is free. We’re here to help you.
When you are looking for answers to questions about personal injury damages, please call our lawyers today to get free injury advice.