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
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.
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