What factors determine the value of your case? What it really comes down
to are the damages resulting from your situation, or what the injury cost
you physically, monetarily, mentally, and emotionally. Personal injury
cases can come in many forms, including car accidents, motorcycle accidents,
brain injuries, slip and fall accidents, injuries caused by defective
consumer or medical products, or wrongful death.
To determine the value of your claim, consider the following elements of
a personal injury case:
Compensation for medical treatment: What medical treatment did you have to undergo? How much did you pay for
that treatment? Will there be recurring treatments? If so, figure out
how much they will cost, and how long you will need to receive treatment.
Income: Was your income effected? Did your injury cause you to lose your job,
or does it prevent you from working in the future? Also, consider the
loss of income while you were out recovering from your injury.
Pain and suffering: Consider the pain you endured, and if your injury will cause lasting pain
you will never recover from.
Emotional pain: Did the injury have a psychological impact? Do you suffer from sleep loss,
anxiety, or stress? Also, consider other ways the injuries have impacted
your life. Has your marriage suffered? Are you unable to do the things
you once enjoyed, leading to a less fulfilling or unhappy life?
Property damage: What material things were damaged during your injury? Clothing, jewelry, etc..
It’s also important to consider the way in which the defendant responded
to your injury. For example, were they quick to respond and provide you
with the medical attention you required, or did they fail to act. In these
cases the role of the victim may also play a role in the value of the
case. Take a step back and, with an unbiased eye, evaluate any way in
which you, the injured party, could have played a role in causing the injury.
While these calculable damages are a solid starting point when evaluating
the value of your case, you should also consider some of these inflicted
damages as “priceless.” For example, if an injury cost a woman
her ability to have children, that loss is irreplaceable and affects her
both physically and emotionally, and could lead to marriage problems.
In essence, while you can determine the monetary cost of damages of your
case, the only way to truly know the value of your personal injury case
is to consult with an experienced lawyer. At The Warren Firm, PLLC, our
legal team has the experience and legal knowledge necessary to advocate
on your behalf and fight for the fair compensation you deserve.
Contact The Warren Firm, PLLC today for help with your personal injury claim.