There are many factors that determine whether you have a personal injury case. If you do have one, the next question is obvious: how much is it worth?
Why Is the Value of Your Personal Injury Case Important?
The value of your personal injury case is a calculation that combines all of your damages. This value is important, so you know how much the other party should compensate you. While you and your lawyer may decide to settle the case out of court, knowing how much your personal injury case is worth can help you decide if an offer is enough to cover your damages.
How Much Is My Case Worth?
Since each case is unique, there is no easy answer to this question. That being said, one meeting with a personal injury attorney can change everything. At that point, you can discuss the finer details of your case including what type of compensation you may be able to receive for your injuries and incurred damages.
Fortunately, your attorney will handle all the details related to your case. All you have to do is provide honest information while answering any questions that are asked of you.
Here are a few of the questions that will help determine what your case is worth:
- What types of injuries were sustained?
- Was surgery required?
- Are any of the injuries permanent?
- Were you unable to work during recovery?
- Do you currently have unpaid medical expenses?
- Was there any scarring?
Your personal injury lawyer will take into account costs like your medical bills, prescription costs, rehabilitative fees, and lost wages. They may also consider how likely you will need further medical care in the weeks, and years, to come. Non-economic costs are also important to consider, which include things like pain and suffering and diminished earning capacity.
These costs can be more difficult to calculate but are just as important. Long after the scars have healed, you could be left with a fear of driving. You might also lose out on hobbies you once enjoyed. Diminished earning capacity can also be difficult to manage if you are unable to return to the same line of work.
How Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Help Me?
In addition to helping answer these questions and value your case, a qualified attorney is going to focus on all of the following:
- Helping the client deal with medical bills: Negotiating compensation and ensuring a timely payment is important when dealing with medical bills.
- Manage all the necessary paperwork: Filing a personal injury case often involved a lot of paperwork.
- Deal with insurance companies: Insurance companies can be overwhelming following an accident. Leave the communication to your lawyer.
- Gather as much evidence as possible, helping to strengthen the case: A good case is compiled with clear evidence, including medical records and police reports.
Once all of this information comes together, it is easier for your attorney to provide a better idea of what your case is worth. Reach out to us today to begin the process of valuing your case.