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What My Personal Injury Case Worth

Not all personal injuries warrant filing a lawsuit or claim, but if the accident would not have happened except for the negligence of another person, filing a claim could be the best way to recover compensation for your injuries.

To decide if you want to file a claim, it is natural to wonder how much you may be able to recover. It is difficult to make any generalizations about the value of cases because each is very different. That is why it is a good idea to talk to a personal injury attorney early on; he is experienced with many types of accident cases and may be able to give you some guidance about what similar cases as your have resulted in compensation in the past. Call us today to evaluate your case worth: 503-699-6496. 

To determine what the claim could be worth, the first thing the personal injury attorney will look at are your actual damages. These also are called ECONOMIC DAMAGES.

These include your:

  • Medical costs: After an accident, you may have a pile of medical bills that you cannot pay. In a serious accident, you could have tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars of medical bills. Your attorney will look at these bills to give you an idea of what you should be able to recover.
  • Lost wages: You may have missed work in the past and will in the future due to your injuries. Your attorney can calculate the number of wages you have lost and what you may lose in the future.
  • Lost benefits: You may miss out on bonuses, commissions or a pension.

The other part of the claim your attorney will review with you are your NON-ECONOMIC DAMAGES.

These are more difficult to calculate by yourself; your attorney will review similar cases to yours in your area to provide you an idea of what you may be entitled to:

  • Pain and suffering: If you have endured physical pain and/or mental suffering from your injuries, you may be compensated for this. A daily rate may be used to determine this amount. That rate will then be multiplied by the days you have been suffering pain to arrive at a figure.
  • Loss of consortium: Awarded when you cannot have an intimate relationship with your spouse or partner.
  • Loss of enjoyment of life: Injuries may be so severe that you cannot engage in hobbies you once enjoyed

Your attorney can help you to arrive at a ballpark estimate for your injury claim, but the exact amount cannot be assured until the case has been settled or a verdict reached.

If you have been injured as a result of the wrongdoing of another, you could be entitled to monetary compensation. Contact Herron Law 503-699-6496   24/7  today to set up a free consultation!