One of the most important questions I am asked by clients is the value of their claim. Establishing value of an injury claim stemming from a vehicle accident or medical malpractice depends on factors as unique as the client who is injured.
After injury, some people hesitate to bring a legal claim, or are concerned about dealing with insurance companies. Waiting to ask the hard questions about a legal claim for personal injury is a mistake. Although there is a three-year statute of limitations to bring a legal claim, memory and evidence disappears long before that. If injured in a car accident, call my office as soon as you are able.
The value of a claim is what you might expect to be offered to settle the claim, or what we think you might obtain if the case goes to court. Most personal injury matters settle. Our firm gets good results at settlement and at trial No attorney can or should guarantee a settlement figure or a verdict sum. Issues that bear on the amount of money you are offered after an injury include:
- Type, severity and permanence of injury
- Medical expenses and adjusted living costs, present and future
- Economic loss
- Strength of case facts
What is the value of your case? It depends. If injured, call me — we can help.