Determining the Worth of a Personal Injury Case

There are many different factors that go into determining how much a case is worth. How to do this will likely vary from case to case. Because of this and many other factors, a legal professional would need information about the specifics of a particular case to answer the question of, “How much is my case worth?” 

Personal Injury Lawsuits

Personal injury lawsuits are one of the most common types of legal cases that seek a particular amount of money. A personal injury case is a cause for a personal injury claim that may turn into a personal injury lawsuit. A personal injury claim becomes a lawsuit when it is filed in a court of law and the other side has been served notification of the pending lawsuit. Many personal injury claims get settled before they reach the trial phase and many that do reach the trial phase get settled before a verdict is reached.

Personal injury lawsuits are typically dealt with at the state level. Although some states have similar laws, each state has specific laws that are unique to that state’s jurisdiction. If you are seeking legal advice about a personal injury or other kind of claim, it is important that you do so from a lawyer who is licensed to practice in the jurisdiction your claim needs to take place in.

A personal injury lawyer that is experienced with successfully defending the rights of victims of personal injuries that were caused by the negligence, malice or recklessness of another party or entity, may be able to help you determine how much your particular case might be worth. Personal injury cases typically involve some sort of insurance such as auto insurance, health insurance, medical malpractice insurance, workers compensation insurance, homeowners insurance, etc. 

Major insurance companies are rich and powerful entities that are notorious for trying their best to pay out as little money as they can get away with even when the damages that they should pay for exceed this. Insurance companies spend lots of money on resources to help them withhold as much money as they can. This is one of the many reasons people recommend that personal injury victims have a lawyer protecting their rights. An experienced lawyer will likely be able to give you a clearer picture of the money you may be entitled to. You should not settle for anything less than this.

Common reasons people seek compensation in personal injury cases include but are not limited to the costs of the following:

– Emergency room and/or urgent care

– Physician and other healthcare provider visits, including physical and psychological 

  therapists, etc.

– Hospitalization costs- surgeries, therapies, treatments, anaesthesiologist, stays in the 

  hospital, etc.

– Medication, including prescription and over the counter medicines, i.v. medications, etc.

– Loss of wages

– Loss of childcare

– Loss of household management and care

– Loss of benefits

– Loss of abilities

– Pain and suffering

Grieving family members may be able to seek compensation on behalf of a deceased loved one for some of the above reasons as well as expenses related to funeral and burial costs, and grief and suffering, to name just a few reasons for a grieving family to seek compensation.

Be informed about personal injury information that may pertain to your case with, Personal Injury Defense LA.