How Much is My Personal Injury Case Worth?
Answers from an Olathe Personal Injury Lawyer
Being the victim of an injury accident can be extremely costly to your
finances and emotions. Hospital bills, property damage, and continued
medical care are all expensive results of someone else's
negligence and are often accompanied by stress and anxiety caused by the trauma of
the accident. It is not surprising that many victims wonder whether it
is even worth the trouble to pursue
civil litigation and take your case to court.
Do not back down from your rights!
Contact a Johnson County personal injury attorney from Martin & Wallentine, LLC today!
Determining the Worth of Your Claims
The worth of a
personal injury case varies is not predetermined as there is no exact formula by which
to measure the size of a case. However, examining the costs incurred by
the accident will give a strong estimate of what the plaintiff stands
to gain in a successful claim. These costs are called "damages"
and can be either financial or emotional, as long as their extent can
be quantified and compensated in a dollar amount.
Damages that will affect a personal injury claim include:
- Medical expenses
- Property damages
- Loss of earnings
- Permanent disability
- Projected future losses
- Emotional trauma and physical pain
- Loss of enjoyment and independence
The aforementioned damages are known as "compensatory damages"
because they are losses incurred by the plaintiff that can be repaid to
them in a dollar amount. They are used to compensate the injured party
for their struggles from the accident. Another type of damages that may
add to the total amount of the award given to the plaintiff are known
as "punitive damages." They are used to punish the defendant
financially for their wrongdoing or negligence.
Contact Us Today for a No-Cost, No-Obligation Case Evaluation
If you suffered injuries in an accident caused by someone else's negligence
and you are now wondering whether you should file a personal injury case,
an Olathe personal injury lawyer from Martin & Wallentine, LLC is
here to help. When you
contact our firm, we will help you determine the approximate worth of your case and what
you stand to gain by going forward. Furthermore, we will support you throughout
the entire process and advocate for your rights and interests so that
you are given the amount that you deserve. Best of all – you have
nothing to lose! We work on contingency fees, meaning we do not charge you until
we win you a settlement!