As you can probably guess, no two personal injury cases are ever alike. Attorneys can’t respond to “what’s my case worth?” until they have done some research and investigation. There are many factors that are imporant to consider before any "value" of any kind is given for a case. With so many variables involved, there really isn't a set of rules that apply to all personal injury cases across the board.
Though this question comes up more often than not, below are a few tips that can help give you an idea of what personal injury attorneys’ look for in a case.
- Nature of injuries
- Inury treatment needs
- Treatment cost and amount already paid
- Future medical treatment costs
- Types of treatment, from surgery to rehabilitation
- Where the suit will go to court
- If you were partially at fault
- Your prognosis
- Pre-existing medical conditions
- Wage, benefit, and vacation losses
- Future wage earning limitations
- Third party insurance coverage’s
- Emotional and mental stress value
- Loss of spousal consortium
- Property damage deductibles
- Similar verdicts in local courts
- Defendant’s insurer
- Judge assigned to case
- Defendant’s counsel
Answers to these questions help build mutual trust between a client and Attorney. With mutual trust and credibility, we can strive to earn injury victims fair outcomes.
A Personal Injury Lawyer can help determine what kind of recovery is possible depending on your injuries and damages sustained from the accident itself. It is advised that you seek the experience of a personal injury lawyer who has handled cases similar to yours and has had a proven track record of success in handling these types of cases. The most important thing is protecting your rights.