Phoenix Cuts and Lacerations from Car Accidents
Sliced by broken glass. Stabbed by bits of metal. Car accidents can be violent affairs, ones that can leave you feeling like you’ve been attacked. Many of these cuts and lacerations can be extremely severe: initially life-threatening, eventually disfiguring.
As you can expect, the hospital bills for cuts and lacerations will often be far higher than most Arizona residents are prepared to pay. Your personal injury lawsuit can save you from bankruptcy in an age of aggressive hospital collections. It can also provide you with the money you need to get back on your feet as you recover from missed work, or the money you need to address long-term rehabilitation costs.
Call Tony Merchant to get the help you need.
Are cuts and lacerations serious enough to warrant a personal injury case?
Both cuts and lacerations need intensive medical care which can result in significant economic damages. You may even need long-term care if nerves are severed, or if you lose a limb as a result of these injuries. You could need to spend an extensive amount of time in intensive care or under supervision at the hospital.
All of this care is expensive, and it keeps you away from work. These are economic damages. If your cuts and lacerations make it impossible for you to work in the future your personal injury case should cover this as well.
Even minor cuts and lacerations should result in a personal injury settlement. Don’t assume you don’t have a case. Consult with an attorney who can look at all of the facts and give you a good estimate of whether or not the insurance company is offering a fair settlement. If they are not, we can fight for your rights, and fight for the help you need to remain financially stable.
Can you receive a pain and suffering award for cuts and lacerations?
Absolutely. Your pain and suffering award will be calculated as a multiplier of your economic damages. The multiplier ranges from 1 to 5. The more severe and disfiguring your injuries, the higher the multiplier.
So, for example, if your economic damages are $100,000 and your lacerations warrant a multiplier of “3” then you will receive $300,000 in pain and suffering compensation.
Keep in mind the negotiation skills of your personal injury attorney play a big role in determining how much of a multiplier you receive. 92% of these cases settle out of court, so you aren’t necessarily relying on a jury to set this multiplier. Tony Merchant can help communicate the facts of your case in a way that makes the insurance companies more inclined to treat you fairly in this regard.
When should you call an attorney for cuts and lacerations?
If you’re medically capable of calling an attorney on the day of the accident, then you should do so. Talking to an attorney before you talk to the insurance company is always a good move, as is allowing your attorney to communicate with the insurance company on your behalf. This prevents major mistakes and helps you present the strongest possible case. It also allows us to secure evidence quickly and effectively.
If you’ve been cut to shreds in a car accident you deserve to have someone fighting for your rights. Call (480) 581-8801 to get started today.