The value of a personal injury claim, in general, is based upon three factors:
- Nature of the injuries and damages;
- Extent of the injuries and damages;
- Duration of the injuries and damages.
What parts of your body are hurt (nature of the injuries)? How bad are the injuries (extent of injuries)? How long do they take to heal (duration of the injuries)?
If minor injuries and a few months of treatment, then the case is worth X.
If major injuries and many months or years of care, and perhaps a permanent injury, clearly the claim is worth more.
Every case is different. The best means to help determine the value of your case is to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney.
Look for a trial attorney, one that has been given the status in Arizona as a Certified Specialist in Injury and Wrongful Death.
You’ll then know that you have a lawyer who is experienced and well-suited to advise and handle your case. Remember. Personal injury claims can be very complex. Determining what your case is worth isn't easy to do.
It can't be done with a "settlement calculator", and it comes down to meeting with the right personal injury law firm to help determine what your case is really worth. Protect your rights. Stop guessing.