If you are a victim of a motor vehicle accident or another accident that wasn’t your fault, you will suffer real losses and it is crucial that you understand what you have the right to recover. In these situations, one of the smartest things you can do is to hire a personal injury attorney for help with your case. You can also keep reading to learn about some of the factors that will impact what your injury settlement will be.
What Is Your Case Worth?
If you have suffered injuries in an accident, you may have severe injuries and, because of these injuries, be unable to work. You may also have several unexpected bills and expenses, and it isn’t unusual to feel confused and overwhelmed. Recovering after an accident is something that takes time and it can be expensive. While this is true, you may also have the right to receive compensation for the losses you have incurred.
The value of your accident depends on how severe it was and your experience after the accident. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you figure out what your case is worth.
During accident cases, you will incur an array of costs. The tangible costs, such as property damage and medical bills are much easier to quantify than damages like loss of mobility or time lost from your family.
Your attorney will work with you to find specific accident elements where you may be able to recover damages.
There are several common types of damages you can recover compensation for in a personal injury claim. These include:
- Physical pain
- Emotional suffering
- Lost family time
- Loss of consortium
- Lost income
- Lost profit
- Lifestyle changes
- Changes to working conditions
- Medical bills
- Out of pocket expenses
It’s important to understand that while compensation is provided in accident cases, it doesn’t mean that you will receive money for each of the elements mentioned above. Your attorney will need to gather evidence related to your case to show the insurance company why you deserve to receive a settlement for certain damages. This is challenging and, since no two cases are exactly the same, an attorney will not (or should not) provide you with an estimate for your compensation until they have reviewed the facts and related information. Remember, when it comes to any legal situation, there are no guarantees.
Get Help with Your Personal Injury Claim
If you were injured in an accident that was caused by someone else’s fault or negligence, you have rights. One of these rights is to recover compensation for your injuries and damages. However, to ensure you receive a fair settlement that will cover current and future losses, hiring a personal injury attorney is highly recommended. Learn more about your rights and what you can recover by contacting Anzellotti, Sperling, Pazol and Small by calling (330) 792-6033.