04 Jan Pain and Suffering Calculation and Compensation in Arizona
Are you experiencing pain and/or suffering due to someone else’s negligence? You may have been deceived, cheated, or physically hurt by a workplace, an individual, or otherwise. Thankfully, pain and suffering in Arizona is usually compensated fairly—even if you did have a hand in causing the damage. We at Saienni Law, P.C. want to make sure you know your right to collect pain and suffering compensation in Arizona.
What Qualifies as Pain and Suffering in Arizona?
“Pain and suffering” may seem like a broad term. After all, there are innumerable ways a human being can suffer. But the state of Arizona counts the following as symptoms of pain and suffering:
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This dreaded anxiety disorder appears after a horrific incident and can be devastating. Your fear surrounding the incident can take over your life, making it difficult to eat, sleep, and function normally.
- Shock. Legally, “shock” isn’t defined as a simple startle. “Shock”, or “nervous shock”, refers to a significant scare that interrupts the victim’s everyday life.
- Depression. As you may know, there’s a major difference between depression and sadness. Depression is a diagnosable illness characterized by a lack of energy and motivation, and difficulty in enjoying things you used to.
- Humiliation. Legally, humiliation occurs when your dignity or reputation has been dishonored in a consequential way. Such humiliation can disturb your ability to perform and enjoy life.
- Mental anguish and emotional distress. Again, this refers to a significant amount of trauma or agony that interferes with your daily life. If this is the case, you are entitled to compensation.
What Causes Pain and Suffering?
The State of Arizona recognizes many situations in which pain and suffering are a consequence. Such situations include but are not limited to:
- Personal injury. Accidents or injuries in the workplace often result in pain and suffering.
- Malpractice. It can be traumatic to be at the mercy of an unqualified doctor. You can be compensated for botched procedures or misinformation that cause suffering.
- Defamation. If someone damages your reputation or humiliates you, this is called “defamation”.
- Wrongful death. There’s nothing worse than losing a loved one. It’s even worse when they are killed due to the negligence of another person. Nobody deserves to live through such a thing, but the law is on your side if it does.
- Auto accident. If you or a loved one suffer any of the above conditions as a result of a car accident, you are entitled to compensation.
How Much Will I Be Compensated?
You have the right to pain and suffering compensation for your medical bills and lost wages. A few factors determine the amount of compensation you can receive for pain and suffering in Arizona:
- Type of injury, or which body part it affected. The injury is defined by its severity and prognosis.
- Type, or amount, of prescribed medication.
These factors are plugged into the amount of expenses and compared to recent jury verdicts and arbitration awards to determine a reasonable settlement figure.
Beware the Statute of Limitations
While some claims give you a little more breathing room to file, claims of pain and suffering must be filed within the year.
Personal Injury Attorneys in Arizona
We at Saienni Law, P.C. are on your side. We want you to receive fair compensation for the pain and suffering you have endured. If you’re wondering if you are entitled to pain and suffering compensation in Arizona, schedule a consultation and we will give you the help you deserve.