What’s My Case Worth?
This is an extremely important question that everyone who calls us wants to know about. During the extremely traumatic times when you or your loved one has been injured by the negligence of another, and your whole family’s life is thrown into turmoil, it is difficult to focus on something like the value of your legal claim. However, it is vital that you trust experienced attorneys so that you can ensure you get the maximum compensation you deserve. You want to be certain you can pay for the best medical care you or your loved one can receive, and will want to know you are seeking recovery for absolutely every costs to which you are entitled.
Under the law, if you are hurt by the negligence of another person or company, you are entitled to “fair and adequate” compensation as damages. The goal is to “make you whole”, or “put you back to where you were before the injury happened”: compensating you for the out of pocket costs as well as attempting to make things right by paying you for your pain and suffering—all of which would never have occurred were it not for the negligent action of another.
What damages are you generally entitled to?
Three types of damages
1) Past Economic Damages(Out of Pocket Costs for You and Your Family)
So what each injured victim is entitled do under this category varies widely depending, among other things as: how much impact the injury has had on your life, and on what your job income was.
2) Future Economic Loss:
This calculation is a lot more difficult. It is the difference between what you could earn working before the injury and what you can earn after the injury. Thus, if the injury has impacted your ability to walk, sit, stand, or do any other activity required by your pre-accident job, you are to be compensated for this loss of future earning capacity. Due to its complexity, this usually requires an expert to testify about the details of the injury and how it will impact your life.
Includes Future Medical and Related Costs:
Also included in future economic loss is future medical and related care, future medications, future life support or long term care.
3) Damages for The Injury(also called “Non-economic losses”)
This calculation is also very difficult to measure or put a price on. Unlike actual medical bills that can be added up, these damages include inexact personal pain and suffering. Include:
Insurance adjustors often try to calculate the “non-economic” damages by using a multiplier, such as 2 times the more concrete dollar cost of past economic damages, for relatively minor injuries, and up to 3, 4, or 5 times multiplier for more serious, longer lasting injuries.
Was Accident Your Fault? Comparative or Contributory Negligence: Finally, in determining what your case might be worth, the issue of whether you are in any way at fault has to be addressed. Depending on your state, if you partially at fault, it can greatly affect the amount of compensation you are entitled to.
So HOW DO I FIND OUT WHAT MY CASE IS WORTH?
First step to get an idea of what your case if worth is to contact JD Law Group for a free consultation.
FREE AND CONFIDENTIAL CASE EVALUATION: If you or your loved one has been injured by the negligence of another, please contact us for a free and confidential case evaluation by calling 888-736-4248 or by filling out the case input form on this site. We will protect your privacy.
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