What's a Personal Injury Case Worth?
If you have sustained an injury due to someone else’s reckless or negligent behavior, your life has probably become more difficult and complicated. You may be unable to work, instead spending all your time going between the doctor’s office and the pharmacy. Getting to these simple appointments may be further complicated by the fact that your vehicle was damaged or totaled in the accident. Of course, while you are unable to work, bills continue to pile up. As a final insult, you may be experiencing significant pain that impacts your sleep, peace, and ability to spend quality time with friends and loved ones.
You reach the point where you are tired of dealing with problems caused by someone else's poor decisions and want to file a personal injury lawsuit -- but how much is your case worth?
You deserve to be compensated for what you are going through. To determine how much that compensation might be, you may consider a variety of factors.
What Factors Affect the Value of My Case?
No two cases are alike, and there are a multitude of things to consider when it comes to personal injury lawsuits. However, to get an idea of the estimated value of your case, ask yourself the following questions:
- How severe is your injury?
- Do you have any permanent injuries?
- Will you be able to continue working in the future?
- What kind of medical treatment will you require going forward?
- How much pain and suffering are you going through?
- Has your relationship with your spouse been affected?
- How much are you paying in medical bills and expenses?
- Have you lost wages?
- What was your salary before the accident, and what will it be now?
These questions fall into two categories: general damages (pain, suffering, emotional trauma, etc.) and specific damages (medical expenses, lost wages, etc.).
While general damages can be hard to evaluate numerically, an experienced attorney will advocate on your behalf to ensure that you get every penny you deserve.
The Importance of Legal Counsel
There’s no formula for determining the value of a case, and every case brings a unique set of considerations. That’s why working with a compassionate, proactive attorney is the best thing you can do. With experience on all types of personal injury cases and a history of success in the courtroom, Hare Wynn is ready to help you get your life back on track after injury. Contact us today for a free consultation!