How Much is My Personal Injury Claim Worth?
If you were recently injured in an accident due to the fault of another, you could have a viable personal injury claim. Personal injury claims are used to help the wrongfully injured secure compensation for the damages they’ve sustained as the result of someone else’s carelessness or negligence. While this may seem somewhat straightforward, these cases are anything but. In the event that you think you have a personal injury claim, you need an attorney to determine what your claim could be worth. In order to obtain fair compensation for your injuries, you need a legal expert to evaluate how much compensation you are rightfully owed.
The value of your claim depends on several different factors, including:
- The type of incident: Certain types of personal injury incidents are more damaging than others, and are, therefore, more valuable.
- The injuries you sustained: Some injuries will be more painful than others, or they may require more time to recover, or more specialized medical attention. For example, a broken bone might need a hard cast and heal within several months, whereas a spinal injury could leave the injured person paralyzed for life. Obviously, the person who was paralyzed in their accident would be eligible for more monetary compensation.
- The type of medical care involved: An injury that requires extensive medical care will, of course, cost more than a less complex injury. Some injuries might require extensive surgeries, ongoing medications, physical therapy, specialist appointments, and various other forms of specialized care. As a result, the cost of recovery may be significantly higher.
- The loss of income: If the injured person is unable to work, they will likely lose out on potential earnings, which can have a significant economic impact. Loss of wages can be severe, but this might also affect career trajectory, potential bonuses and overtime work, and some injuries might even prevent someone from returning to the same line of work. For some, a serious injury might result in a career change, which can be time-consuming and costly.
If you were injured because of someone else’s mistake or carelessness, you may have cause to file a personal injury claim. Although it is possible to identify the factors that make your claim more or less valuable, determining the actual value of any claim is extremely difficult without the personalized help of an experienced lawyer. If you have a case, our attorneys can sit down with you and analyze the details of your case in order to determine the potential value of your personal injury claim. We have ample resources and extensive experience in personal injury law and we can work with you to fight for justice and compensation.
Contact Casper, Meadows, Schwartz & Cook to discuss your claim with our Walnut Creek attorneys.