Whether you are hurt in a motor vehicle accident, slip and fall, or have another form of injury, you may consider hiring a lawyer for your case. When hiring a lawyer, you may ask yourself “How much is my personal injury case worth?” The answer to this comes down to a number of factors and costs that you have incurred due to the injury’s occurrence. These costs can be related to physical, mental, or emotional distress.
Factors that can be compensated if you have a personal injury case:
Medical Treatment: A personal injury case almost always comes with some medical care or medical expenses. There is reimbursement for the treatment that is already being received as well as any future treatment. This includes the estimated cost of any medical care or procedures at a later date.
Income: There may be compensation entitlement for any loss of your salary or wage. This could include the time that you’ve already lost from the accident or money you may be making in the future. The amount of compensation is often determined based on the accident victim’s “loss of earning capacity.”
Property Loss: You may be entitled to reimbursement of any items that were damaged as a result of the accident. These items include any vehicles, clothing, or other tangible items. These items will be reimbursed at a fair market value.
Pain and suffering: Compensation for any pain or serious discomfort you suffered from during the accident or within the immediate aftermath can be included. This may also include any ongoing pain in the future following the accident.
Emotional distress: This factor is usually associated with more serious accidents due to the psychological impact of an injury. This impact could include fear, anxiety, or even sleep loss. In some cases, the pain and suffering compensation may include the emotional distress factor.
Loss of enjoyment: If the personal injury caused by the accident keeps you from enjoying any day-to-day activities you may be able to receive compensation. These activities may include hobbies, exercise, or other recreational activities.
Having a personal injury case can be a hassle and can be very stressful. For more information on what your personal injury case may be worth, fill out our Free Case Evaluation.