It is not possible to say how much your personal injury case is worth before we talk to you and investigate your claim. Every personal injury case is different. Two people in the same car accident could have wildly different injury claim settlement values.
A South Carolina personal injury attorney could handle your case so that you can focus on getting better. After we complete our investigation of your damages, we can begin to answer your question of “What is my personal injury case worth?”
Factors That Can Impact the Monetary Value of Your Personal Injury Claim
The amount of compensation you can pursue for your losses will depend on the facts of your situation. If you got hurt because of someone else’s negligence, these things can affect the money damages you could seek:
- The extent and severity of your injuries. A person who fractures three vertebrae and gets deep facial lacerations and third-degree burns is likely to get more compensation than someone who sprains a wrist. Our legal system places monetary importance on the amount of harm a person suffers.
- How much it cost to treat your injuries. The person with the sprained wrist might have a trip to the urgent care center, doctor, or emergency room, with limited follow-up. The individual in the other scenario will face initial treatment at an emergency room or trauma center. He will need specialized care and therapy for the broken back. His burns will need skin grafts and ongoing treatment for several years. He will likely need plastic surgeries to minimize facial scarring for the lacerations
- How much time you missed from work. One of the common categories of losses in personal injury cases is lost wages. Whether you missed paychecks from hourly wages, salary, self-employment, or another form of regular income, you have a financial loss. The more income you lose, the higher this aspect of your claim can be. High lost income claims encompass both the length of time you could not work because of your injuries and how much money you usually earn.
- Your intangible losses. Some types of losses do not tend to come with a paper trail that makes it easy to measure them in terms of dollars. Still, these things have value and meaning. Some examples of intangible losses are disfigurement, loss of the enjoyment of life, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and pain and suffering.
- How well you recuperated after your medical treatment. Usually, a sprained wrist heals within a matter of weeks or months with no residual problems. The other injured person might have paralysis from the multiple broken vertebrae and disfigurement from the burns and facial lacerations. He might not be able to live independently or support himself through gainful employment. Personal injury cases that cause devastating changes to the injured person’s life tend to have high financial worth.
These are but a few examples of the many factors that can influence the monetary value of your personal injury case. A South Carolina personal injury attorney can evaluate the financial value of your personal injury case. Contact us today.