Personal Injury Claim Value
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How much is my personal injury claim worth?
One of the questions that I get, in handling our cases, from every potential clients is, “What is the value of my case?” That’s a complicated question because there are a lot of factors that go into determining what the value of a case is. The first thing that insurance companies look at is if there was immediate complaints of pain and medical treatment right from the scene of the accident or shortly thereafter. If someone’s hurt in a car accident or personal injury and they don’t see a doctor for a period of days, weeks, or months, then that’s going to adversely affect the value of their case.
The next thing to look at is what the extent of the injuries are. There could be fractures, herniated discs, significant spinal injuries, and surgeries that are required. All of those things and the cost of that care have to be taken into account.
Another thing that insurance companies look at is what this person is going to need in the future for their injuries. Are they going to need more medical care? Are they going to need more surgeries? That information has to be documented by appropriate experts and medical professionals. Another thing that’s important in determining the value of a case is if the person has missed work or if they’re going to be permanently impaired in doing their job going forward, where they’re going to have a loss of earning capacity into the future for the rest of their lives. In determining what a fair value of a case is, those are the factors that we look at. We have to get all that information to give an appropriate and fair answer about what the value of a case is.
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