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What is My Personal Injury Case Worth?
Many people ask the question, “What is my injury case worth?” There are many variables which determine the value of a personal injury claim, and most of these variables become known long after a lawyer is retained to protect your rights. Asking an attorney, “What is my case worth?” is not the first question that needs to be answered. First and foremost your health is the most important possession. It is essential that if you have been injured that you immediately see a doctor who is experienced in diagnosing and treating injuries as a result of trauma.
It is not until your attorney knows the type and extent of your injuries along with the economic and non-economic damages sustained, can a case value be determined. It is also not possible for another lawyer to know the true value of a case without knowing certain key factors and also reviewing your entire medical dossier.
Some of the key factors that affect the value of a case are:
LIABILITY: Is someone responsible for causing your injury? Also, the question must be answered, did you contribute in any way to the accident? What will the witnesses say? Injury: How serious are your injuries? Did you have to have or will you have to have surgery as a result of you injuries? Do you have permanent scars? If so, what is the size; is the scar raised, noticeable and the location of the scar?
DAMAGES: Did you or will you have any lost wages as a result of the accident? Insurance coverage: Does the at fault person(s) carry bodily injury coverage? Do you have the required Personal Injury Protection coverage? Do you have Medical Payments coverage? Do you carry personal or group health insurance? Are you entitled to Workers’ Compensation benefits? Did you carry uninsured or under-insured motorist coverage? Has a health care provider placed a lien on your personal injury case? Is this a case that will settle out of court or will your case require mediation, or ultimately a jury trial?
As you can see, there are MANY factors that determine the value of a case and many more factors that are not listed here.
To better serve you and help you in determining the value of your potential injury claim please contact our office 24/7 for a FREE confidential case evaluation. 1-888-392-LAWS or 727-398-2900 – we are here to help and answer all of your personal injury questions!