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Basic insurance coverage and personal injury lawsuits

Car insurance comes in various forms with different amounts and types of coverage. With so many options and requirements, trying to understand a policy can become confusing. However, having a full understanding of an insurance policy and its limitations is critical. This is especially true when one is injured in a car accident and hopes to file a lawsuit against a negligent driver to recover damages.

Phoenix personal injury firm fighting to recover damages

As we discussed last week on the blog, there are a variety of damages that an individual can suffer when he or she is involved in a car accident. The most obvious of these damages are economic in nature, such as medical expenses and lost wages. But noneconomic damages, such as pain and suffering and disfigurement, can drastically impact a victim's life, too. Although money may not be able to heal all wrongs, it can usually assist these victims in covering their expenses, recouping their financial losses, and proving financial stability during their time of need.

Recovering damages for disfigurement

Phoenix-area residents who are injured in a car accident can have a lot to deal with in the crash's aftermath. For starters, they can quickly accumulate seemingly insurmountable medical expenses that can threaten their financial well-being. On top of that, they are oftentimes left unable to work, which means lost wages. Taken together, these damages can leave a victim facing a difficult financial situation. However, these economic damages are not the only kinds of losses that these victims can face.

City agrees to settle 2016 car accident case

We all recognize the dangers that motor vehicles can pose when they are driven in a negligent fashion. However, none of us really expects to be injured in a car accident. Tragically, however, many people find themselves suddenly afflicted with serious injuries when they or the vehicle in which they are riding is hit. Recovering from these injuries can be a monumental task. Physically, a victim can experience significant pain and suffering, and may be unable to do the things that he or she once did on a regular basis. In addition to these losses, car accident victims can be inflicted with emotional and financial damages.

Drunk driver causes fatal car accident in Phoenix

Motorists in Arizona should do everything they can to anticipate errors on the part of other drivers, so that they can better avoid being involved in a car accident. Although being alert and as safe as one possibly can while behind the wheel helps, the scary reality is that we only have so much control of our own fate on the road. More often than we care to think, negligent motorists make mistakes that put innocent and unsuspecting individuals in harm's way. Sometimes, these drivers are fortunate to escape with nothing more than a few cuts and bruises. Other times, however, such accidents are fatal.

What are uninsured and underinsured insurance policies?

Many Arizona residents who are involved in a car accident are able to recoup their financial losses simply by filing a claim with their insurance company. However, many motorists on the road are uninsured or underinsured. When these individuals cause an accident, victims can be left in a precarious financial position because, without additional action, they will be personally responsible for their losses.

Fighting to hold negligent drivers accountable in Phoenix

Although all drivers in Arizona need to show that they understand and can abide by the state's driving laws, far too many of them fail to do so. Motorists speed, fail to yield, improperly change lanes and even drive while intoxicated on a daily basis. With far more frequency than many realize, these negligent drivers cause accidents that leave innocent individuals with serious injuries. Sometimes, these victims are killed in these crashes.

Report shows flawed software led to fatal pedestrian accident

If you follow the news, then you're probably aware that self-driving cars are starting to become more prevalent as car companies test them for the potential for wide distribution. Although many of these companies tout the safety of driverless cars, they are not without their flaws. Even those vehicles that have a very small rate of error can pose a threat to other motorists. When these driverless cars malfunction, they may fail to swerve or slow in an attempt to avoid a collision, which can mean that the accidents that they cause can be quite significant.

Calculating lost wages after a car accident

The losses suffered in the aftermath of a car accident can be extensive. For many victims, their physical well-being is seriously endangered both in the short and long-term, and their pain may be overwhelming for days, weeks, months or even years to come. Additionally, the emotional toll can be extensive. Yet, these damages are not the full extent of harm caused to accident victims, as they usually also suffer financial losses as well.

How to recover damages for emotional distress

If you've ever been injured in a car accident, then you likely know the full extent of harm that can be caused to a victim. Physical pain can be excruciating and last for days, weeks, months or even years at a time. A person's finances can also take a hit, especially when extensive medical care and rehabilitation is need and a victim is unable to work while trying to recover. Although these damages may be recoverable if a victim succeeds on a personal injury claim, what about compensation for other losses that are more difficult to calculate, such as emotional distress?

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