Determining a personal injury case value can be difficult. The final value is a negotiation between the insurance company and the client or a representative of a client. An attorney can certainly make the process easier, and can also make sure to include everything in your claim to maximize its worth. However, no attorney can guarantee the outcome of a claim. So, how is your claim’s worth determined?
–Treatment: Your medical bills are a huge factor in deciding what your claim is worth. What kind of medical treatment did you receive? Did your injuries you suffered require surgery? How long did you treat? What were your injuries? These questions factor into what your claim is worth.
–Damages: Was your car totaled or repaired? What was the dollar amount of the damages on the vehicle? How fast was the car going? A car with only $400 of damage could be considered low impact, while a new car that was totaled would have a more valuable case. Each case is unique and should be valued based on all criteria resulting from your claim.
–Pain and Suffering: Were you unable to work after the accident? Did you break any bones, or did you have soft tissue injuries? The length of your treatment also can factor in to this.
Car accidents can be a very confusing time, and the insurance company does not represent you. An attorney will look out for your best interest and get you the most money possible. If you have been involved in an accident, attorney Joseph Lariscy can help. For a free consultation call (706)389-4375 or contact us online for legal assistance.