Understandably, one of the first questions personal injury victims ask is whether they have a case and how much their case is worth. When you’re hurting from physical injuries and dealing with lost wages and property damage, it’s natural to wonder how much compensation you can expect to receive.
Although it’s not always easy to put a figure on the value of a case, there are several factors that attorneys use to evaluate the merits and potential compensation available. It’s important to keep in mind, however, that every case is unique. To properly assess the value of your case, your lawyer must conduct a thorough analysis and review of the facts surrounding your accident.
In some cases, it’s relatively easy to determine which party is at fault. In cases where the at-fault party’s liability is straightforward, the injury victim generally has a very strong case, which helps to determine its value. In other cases, the injury victim’s own behavior contributed to his injury. In these situations, the value is typically reduced in correlation to the victim’s own careless conduct.
Personal injury cases typically involve substantial medical bills. If your injury required extensive therapy, surgeries, and treatment from specialists, your medical costs are likely to be significant. The damages awarded in personal injury cases are designed to cover all these costs.
The Severity of Your Injuries
Some cases are worth more because the injuries involved are life-altering; other cases feature injuries that can be healed with time. In cases that involve catastrophic injuries, such as paralysis or traumatic brain injury, the damages are almost always much higher.
If your injuries prevent you from working, you will most likely be able to recover damages for the time you were unable to work. Injury victims who can clearly show evidence that supports their lost wages are much more likely to receive this type of compensation.
Colorado Personal Injury Lawyers
Many factors determine the value of your personal injury claim. The attorneys at the Klibaner Law Firm can help you obtain the compensation you deserve. Call the office today at (303) 863-1445 to schedule a consultation to discuss your case and your potential compensation.
This website has been prepared by Klibaner Law Firm for informational purposes only and does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal advice. The information is not provided in the course of an attorney-client relationship and is not intended to substitute for legal advice from an attorney licensed in your jurisdiction.