How Much Is My Personal Injury Case Worth?
What Can I Expect to Recover for My Injuries & Losses?
Any recovery in a personal injury or wrongful death claim will depend on the unique facts and legal issues involved in the case. Some of the factors that can contribute to the amount of compensation may be the extent of the injury, the time it takes to recover, the amount of negligence that contributed to the injury, the nature of the people involved, and the evidence that is brought forth.
If you are in need of an estimate for your particular injury case, it would be best to consult with a personal injury lawyer.
These Factors Influence How Much a Personal Injury Case Is Worth
No two personal injury cases are the same, but there are key factors that can give you insight into what your particular case might be worth. The purpose of a settlement or award given in a personal injury lawsuit is to help the injured person rebuild their life to what it was before the accident or injury, as much as possible.
The worth of your personal injury case will be influenced by:
- Medical expenses you've already incurred
- Whether you need future treatment, care, or therapy
- How much money you lost from missed work
- Whether you will be unable to return to the same field
- Whether you cannot return to work at all
- Any emotional trauma you've experienced
- Other expenses or impacts that the injury has had or will have on your life
Catastrophic injuries like burns, amputation, spinal cord trauma, and brain injuries require extensive treatment and may impact all areas of a person's life. Cases like these often involve higher settlements or awards because of the sheer amount of care a person will need for the rest of their life, plus their injury's impact on their ability to work and earn a living. Part of determining the fair value of a personal injury lawsuit is analyzing what it will take for the injured person and their family to face a brighter and more stable future.
Determining the Worth of Your Personal Injury Case
It is near impossible to determine the exact amount that you may be able to recover because of the countless unique factors particular to every case. If you were injured on the job at the fault of your employer and you had to take time off of work, it is likely that you will be compensated for your lost wages during your recovery time. Another thing that likely would be compensated for would be necessary medical expenses. Again, varying case to case, but it is likely you will at least get your medical expenses relating to said injury covered.
To accomplish that objective, your claim must be thoroughly investigated and analyzed by professionals, including consulting with experts and researching databases that will help to determine the fair amount for your type of claim. This preparation not only helps when in front of a judge, jury or arbitration panel, but it also gives a position of strength at the negotiating table when seeking to secure a timely settlement.
Contact Our Leading Trial Lawyers
Arnold & Itkin fights for the rights of the injured. We have earned over $10 billion in life-changing settlements and verdicts for our clients, helping them find better futures after the worst accidents and injuries. From truck accidents to industrial injuries to offshore accidents and everything in between, our trial lawyers have pushed and fought for the results that make a difference. Now is the time to learn how we can help you.
To learn more about the potential value of your case, call Arnold & Itkin at (888) 493-1629 for a free consultation.