How Much Is My Personal Injury Claim Worth?
One of the very first questions injury victims often ask us is how much their personal injury claim is worth. And they’re asking for good reason. Personal injury suits are often associated with hefty financial strains and physical issues, which is the last thing anyone should have to deal with when they’re focusing on their recovery.
Joel H. Schwartz, PC understands that, if you’ve been injured, you’re likely eager to find out what you can expect to recover from your claim. To help you get a better idea of what’s ahead of you, we’ve compiled some helpful information below.
Your Damages Determine the Value of Your Claim
Let’s begin by assessing the types of damages you may be eligible to recover if your claim is successful. Personal injury law offers an extensive suite of potential benefits you can claim, and to determine what your case is worth, you’ll need to figure out which of those damages apply to your case.
Although some damages don’t come in the form of a check or cash benefit, they each hold a value that will help you determine what your case is worth.
Some damages you might be able to recover in your personal injury lawsuit include the following:
- Loss of earning capacity
- Compensation for permanent disabilities
- Compensation for any physical scarring or disfigurement you’ve suffered
- Pain and suffering
- Medical coverage, including hospital stays, medical bills, medication, travel costs, and more
- Property damage
How Comparative Negligence Affects Claim Value
Comparative negligence is likely going to play a big role in determining the true value of your personal injury claim. In Massachusetts, comparative negligence mandates that more than one person can hold responsibility for an accident and resulting injuries.
That means you can be found partially responsible for the accident that injured you. If that happens, your compensation will be reduced accordingly. For example, if you are found 30 percent responsible for the car accident that injured you, the compensation awarded to you will be reduced by a corresponding 30 percent.
Holding any portion of the blame can quickly decrease the value of your personal injury claim, which is why it’s important that you’re able to prove that you were the victim of your accident and not the cause. A personal injury lawyer can help you with that.
Discuss Your Claim with a Personal Injury Lawyer
Wondering how much your personal injury claim is worth? The attorneys at Joel H. Schwartz, PC are ready to help you find out.
Once we’ve placed an appropriate and comprehensive value on your claim, we’re prepared to fight tirelessly to make sure you receive every cent you’re entitled to.
To speak with a personal injury lawyer on our team, give us a call today at 1-800-660-2270. You may also schedule a free consultation by filling out the form below.