When an accidental injury causes your world to change in an instant, you may be feeling a wide range of emotions. You're likely angry, sad, and frustrated, in addition to the physical pain you're already experiencing. After a serious injury, your main focus should be on your health. Let a knowledgeable and compassionate attorney shoulder any legal issues you may be facing.
Whether you're dealing with an uncooperative at-fault party or a stressful insurance claim, our attorney at Wylde Law Group is prepared to tackle it head-on. Liz Harris-Wylde has been representing personal injury cases since 2012, giving her the in-depth knowledge you want on your side. If someone else's negligence resulted in your injury, you deserve a chance to pursue financial compensation. Contact us in Fountain Hills, Arizona, to start fighting for your fair outcome. Whether you were injured in Tempe, Scottsdale, or Phoenix, we'll set you up with a free consultation. Tell us your story today.
With her broad background in personal injury, our attorney has experience handling a variety of cases. Discover how she can advocate for you after an incident involving a(n):
Slip and fall
Premises liability claim
Abuse of force or police brutality
We know how overwhelming the legal process can be, which is why we'll be by your side through every step. At Wylde Law Group, we believe knowledge is power. By working with an attorney who's able to able to answer your questions and openly address your concerns, you can feel more confident in the way your case is being handled.
In cases of personal injury, Arizona law breaks down types of compensation, or damages, into two categories: compensatory and punitive.
Compensatory damages are broken down further into special compensatory damages and general compensatory damages. Special compensatory damages can be quantified and are intended to cover economic losses like:
Current and future medical expenses
Loss of wages
Loss of earning capacity
Funeral costs (in the case of wrongful death)
General compensatory damages—on the other hand—are designed to compensate for things money cannot cover, such as:
Physical pain and suffering
Decreased quality of life as a result of injuries
Physical disfigurement or impairment
Loss of consortium
Your personal injury attorney can help you determine the compensatory damages you may qualify for, as well as help you pursue the full amount you deserve.
Punitive damages are monetary reimbursements awarded to an injured party in addition to and apart from compensatory damages. The two main intents behind punitive damages are to punish the defendant for outrageous misconduct and to deter others from similar misconduct going forward.
Arizona law states that in order to receive punitive damages, a plaintiff must prove the defendant acted with “evil hand and evil mind,” meaning the defendant either:
Intended to injure the victim
Engaged in conduct they was unsafe and likely to injure the victim
Engaged in conduct so outrageous that it can be assumed the defendant intended to injure the victim OR that the defendant consciously disregarded the substantial risk of harm created by their conduct
It's important to note that negligence alone does not entitle a plaintiff to punitive damages. Examples of conduct deemed worthy of punitive damages include driving under the influence and lighting fireworks near or in the direction of a crowd.
After enduring a personal injury like a truck accident in Arizona, you have two years to file a lawsuit. This time limit typically begins on the date of your accident. However, on rare occasions, you may discover a hidden injury caused by the accident. In these instances, be sure to contact an attorney to discover whether you've exceeded the statute of limitations.
At Wylde Law Group PLLC, our goal is to help you heal both physically and mentally so you can return to life as normal. We understand that your situation is unique, which is we take the time to listen to your needs and strategize a plan with your goals in mind.
Contact us today if you were recently injured in a car accident, a slip and fall, or an abuse of power in Arizona. Our attorney takes a welcoming approach so can relax as you tell your story. From our office in Fountain Hills, we proudly serve the needs of clients in Scottsdale, Tempe, and Phoenix.
Don’t let your injury take more from you than it already has. Start fighting for the compensation you deserve by contacting us in Fountain Hills, Arizona. At Wylde Law Group PLLC, we advocate for clients throughout the state. Reach out today to request a free consultation.