05 May These 5 Things Can Affect How Much a Personal Injury Case is Worth (Pt. 1)
After some party’s negligence or recklessness hurts you, deciding to move forward with a personal injury case can be the best way to:
Hold the negligent party (or parties) accountable
- Obtain some sense of justice
- Secure the compensation you deserve for your injuries and losses.
However, when it comes to the value of personal injury claims, not every claim is equal, and the specifics of a given case will be crucial. There are some general factors, nevertheless, that can impact the value of personal injury cases, and this two-part blog series will focus on revealing these factors.
For a free, professional case evaluation, as well as specific advice regarding your best options for proceeding, don’t hesitate to contact a Phoenix personal injury lawyer at the Law Office of Richard Langerman.
Here’s What Can Impact the Value of Personal Injury Claims
1 – The severity of the injuries and/or other damages
Fundamental to any personal injury case will be the injuries (and/or other damage) sustained as a result of the negligent behaviors/actions.
In general, the more serious, extensive and permanent injuries and damages are, the greater the value of the related personal injury claim will be. Conversely, when people sustain more minor or fleeting injuries, the value of these cases will tend to be relatively lower.
The reason for this is that personal injury cases are entitled to restore the injured party to a “whole” state; therefore, more money will typically be required to do this when the damages and injuries inflicted are more severe and extensive.
2 – The doctor injured parties see
Believe it or not, the doctors who treat the injured parties can also end up impacting the value of personal injury cases. This is because the doctor’s official diagnosis – as well as proposed course of treatment and ultimate prognosis – will be pivotal to establishing the extent and severity of the injuries sustained.
So, if a doctor gets it wrong, overlooks something or, for whatever reason, ends up minimizing the injured parties’ injuries, this could devalue that person’s claim.
Be sure to check out the upcoming second part of this blog series for our continued discussion regarding the value of personal injury cases.
Phoenix Personal Injury Attorney at the Law Office of Richard Langerman
Have you or a loved one been hurt by another’s carelessness or negligence? If so, an experienced Phoenix personal injury lawyer at the Law Office of Richard Langerman is here for you, ready to fight for your rights to compensation and justice.
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