How Much Is My Personal Injury Case Worth?

If you were injured in a motor vehicle accidents, a slip and fall, or other type of serious accident, you may be wondering what your case is worth. In any injury case, many things will be considered once you are at a point where a settlement in the case can be discussed.

Experienced At Valuing Injury Cases

The experienced personal injury attorneys at Marquardt & Belmonte, P.C., in Illinois assist clients in valuing their injury cases and negotiating with the insurance companies for a fair settlement. Call their office is Wheaton to schedule a free consultation at 630-517-3279 or 888-349-0695.

How Much Is My Personal Injury Case Is Worth?

Several factors are considered in determining the monetary value of a personal injury case such as:

  • Type of injury — A soft tissue injury such as a sprain or strain will be valued differently than a broken bone, amputation, brain injury or other injury requiring an operation or other medical procedures.
  • Any permanency — Permanent injuries could include scarring, brain injury, mobility loss, disfigurement or other serious long-term effects resulting from the accident. Permanency in these cases means the injury will be with the injured party for a very long time, possibly for life.
  • Amount of medical bills — Fair or not, the dollar amount of medical bills incurred is factored in when determining settlement offers. This is one reason it is so important to seek medical treatment right away after an accident. Those bills from the ambulance, emergency room, doctor, chiropractor or any other necessary treatment will be considered when making the offer for pain and suffering, which is an amount in addition to any medical bills incurred.
  • Medications required — If you have to take medication for your pain, that will be considered in your settlement offer.
  • Length of recovery — An injury that takes months to heal would be valued higher than one that takes only a week or two.
  • Emotional pain and trauma — The circumstances of the accident may be taken into account when settling a case as well.
  • Quality of life — The injury you incurred has affected your daily life and possibly your life in the longer term. This is factored in when an amount for pain and suffering is determined.

As you can see from this list, the value of a personal injury case can vary based on a variety of factors. Our attorneys work to make sure every factor relevant to your case is considered in any evaluation and settlement offer.

Make An Appointment With Legal Counsel You Can Count On

The lawyers of Marquardt & Belmonte, P.C., have assisted numerous clients with personal injury cases after an auto accident. They can help you seek the full compensation your case deserves. Call their office in Wheaton to get a free consultation to discuss your injury at 630-517-3279 or 888-349-0695. You may also email the office to make your appointment.