When you first meet with your attorney, you will likely want to know how much your injury case is worth. While it is an extremely common question, it is not one that is easily answered. The fact is, each case is unique. As a result, it is impossible to tell someone what they should expect to recover without a full analysis.  

Factors that Impact the Amount of Recovery a Personal Injury Lawsuit

Below is a list of a few of the factors that can impact how much your personal injury case is worth:

  • How the incident occurred
  • What injuries you suffered
  • Whether you had pre-existing injuries
  • The level of medical care you have received
  • How much medical care and treatment you will need in the future
  • Whether you have lost wages
  • Whether you are going to be able to return to work
  • Will you have restrictions on your activities
  • Changes in your life as the result of your injuries
  • Whether your spouse and children have suffered as the result of your injuries

A Common Myth About Case Value

You may hear that a personal injury case is worth three times the economic damages (e.g. medical bills, lost wages).  However, because each case is unique, there is no universal formula that can be applied to every injury claim.  

Personal Injury Case Worth – What’s Considered?

The damage categories that determine what a case is worth include:

  • Medical bills: Bills incurred as the result of the treatment you need for your injuries
  • Future medical costs: The projected cost of treatment you will need in the future in connection with your injuries
  • Lost wages: Past lost wages and future lost wages sustained as the result of your injuries
  • Pain and suffering: Physical pain and emotional stress caused by your injuries
  • Loss of consortium: Compensation for your spouse’s loss of society, services,  and companionship as the result of your injuries

Because each injury case is unique, it is important for you to have an experienced injury attorney.  At the Law Offices of Brian Timothy Meyers, we have over 35 year of experience helping injured individuals.  Please call us today to speak with one of our experienced injury lawyers.  

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