How Do I Find Out What My Personal Injury Case Is Worth?
Question: How Do I Find Out What My Personal Injury Case Is Worth?
That depends. Figuring out what a personal injury case is worth involves factoring in a number of variables. In car accident, medical malpractice and product liability cases, damages may include medical bills, pain and suffering, permanent disfigurement, permanent impairment, future medical expenses and related economic losses, subject to documentation. However, each case is different. An experienced personal injury lawyer will have the ability to analyze the value drivers in your specific case based on your specific facts in light of other comparable cases with known results. Value can also vary from place to place and time to time, as well as your appetite for trial. There is no formula. However, you and your attorney will be able to work through the details of your specific situation and develop a range of acceptable values together.
Workers compensation cases are usually more formulaic: While your medical bills are automatically covered, there is defined compensation for lost earnings (currently 2/3rds of your “average weekly wage”) and many forms of permanent impairment.