While there is no guaranteed calculator to assign an exact monetary value to your personal injury claim, you can analyze the circumstances of your case to get a general idea of what to expect and pursue. It is also important to note that each case is different and the ultimate settlement or verdict depends upon the amount of evidence – including testimony, expert analysis, and medical records – that is available. Our Beaumont personal injury lawyers want to help you fight for the full financial support you need.
In order to determine the potential value of a claim, you should first consider the quantifiable damages that you have suffered. These damages are straightforward and cover all consequences to which you can assign a monetary value.
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Property damage
- Other expenses relating to injury, such as alterations made to home or car to accommodate limited mobility
Victims of negligence also deserve to be compensated for the intangible consequences of their injuries. These are the damages that you cannot measure or assign a dollar value. These consequences include your emotional pain and suffering and the loss of enjoyment of life. In order to ensure that victims receive compensation for these damages as well, insurance agencies generally use what is known as a multiplier. This is a number that is typically between one and five depending upon the severity of your injuries.
- Whether your injury was hard or soft
- If your medical expenses were for treatment, rather than simply diagnosis
- If you were prescribed medicine for treatment
- The expected length of treatment and recovery
- Whether or not your injury is permanent
- The emotional distress that you suffered
- Disruptions to your daily routine
- The impact on your ability to enjoy recreational activities
It is important to note that there are additional factors that can affect the amount of compensation you can receive. If you shared fault or blame for the accident, you might only be able to receive a percentage of the total damages. Furthermore, your conduct throughout the proceedings can affect your ability to recover; if you are disorganized, impatient, and unsympathetic, you may be unable to receive the full compensation you deserve.
No matter your situation, our team of Beaumont injury attorneys will be in your corner every step of the way to help you fight for the full compensation you deserve. We have successfully helped our clients recover millions of dollars and are ready to provide the aggressive and passionate representation you need.