When one is the victim of a motor vehicle crash, AZ law allows that person to obtain payment of the damages that are caused by the at-fault driver, damages include medical bills, lost wages, property losses and pain and suffering related to injuries.
An experienced injury lawyer is the best help for a victim of a crash to determine what the case is worth and what the at-fault driver or their insurance company should pay to properly "compensate".
Once we calculate the out of pocket losses, called "special damages", and we know or have a good idea regarding the nature, extent, and duration of the injuries and their effect on the victim's lifestyle, we can begin to place a value on the personal injury case.
There is no magic formula and no book which tells us what a case is worth. The most important things a good lawyer has to determine value is 1) experience, 2) experience and 3) trial experience. Short of this, you are guessing.
If you are looking for assistance for your injury case, look for an experienced injury lawyer. Look for a trial lawyer. Best yet, find a lawyer who has been recognized by the State Bar of Arizona as a Certified Specialist in Injury and Wrongful Death law.
These lawyers are the top 1% in their profession. You'll be in very good hands.