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How Much is my Personal Injury Case Worth?

Posted on February 8, 2021

Wondering how much your personal injury case could be worth?

While there is no standard rule for calculating the compensation for a personal injury claim, there are a few specific factors that will affect the compensation for any personal injury case. 

The factors that typically affect personal injury claim compensation levels are:

Injury Severity – this includes physical and psychological trauma and suffering.  Severity can be assessed based on criteria such as length of treatment, treatment costs (such as ambulance transportation, surgeries, hospitalization), lost wages and time away from work, and significant life changes due to injuries. 

Individual or Party at Fault – whether you or the other party was at fault may be the most critical determination of compensation.  If the other party is at fault, you will likely have a strong case.  If you had some responsibility in the accident, your claim may be reduced by the assessed percentage that you were at fault in the accident.  In fact, if a court determines that you had more fault in the accident than the opposing side, you will likely have limited or no ability to seek compensation.

Gravity of Damage – this involves the amount of property damage or damage to a vehicle or other assets involved in the accident.

Previous Claims or Injuries – When Insurance companies review claims for compensation, they carefully examine your past injuries and any pre-existing conditions to ensure that the injury they are being asked to compensate was actually from the accident.  In addition, they will look at any past claims in order to challenge your credibility during a court case.

NegligenceIn the less frequent cases involving negligence, punitive damages, also known as exemplary damages, may be considered for the purposes of “making someone whole” and to punish the at-fault party for reckless behavior.

When thinking about the legal process for claims, keep in mind that insurance companies seek to minimize their expenditures, or provide the lowest amount of compensation as possible.  Fortunately, experienced personal injury law firms such as ECanter Lawyers understand how insurance companies work, and can help maximize the personal injury compensation to which you are entitled.

If you or a loved one has injured in an accident, we urge you to consult with an experienced personal injury attorney.  A reputable attorney will not only provide you with legal guidance and a more accurate estimate of probable compensation for your claim, but also use his or her expertise to counteract insurance company tactics aimed at lowering the value of your claim.

About ECanter Lawyers

When you are dealing with the chaos and pain of accidents and personal injuries, the last thing you need is technical, confusing legal language.  ECanter Lawyers breaks down the complexities and provides clear, informative answers so that you understand your legal options.

For over two decades, ECanter Lawyers has remained committed to honest, straightforward answers.  Named one of AVVO’s Clients’ Choice, ECanter Lawyers has helped clients receive multi-million-dollar verdicts, and millions of dollars in settlements.  ECanter Lawyers specializes in personal injury, motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, premises and product liability, and healthcare law. 

With offices conveniently located throughout South Florida and 24/7 services, ECanter Lawyers personal injury law firm offers you the personalized attention that you need in order to maximize your compensation. 

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