If you are in a car crash, truck accident, or other personal injury incident, you will have many expenses. You will want to know how much your case is worth to find out if you can get everything covered. Attorney Mark Anderson of Anderson Injury Lawyers can answer your questions.
What Impacts the Value of My Personal Injury Case?
Attorneys, insurance companies, and other parties evaluate many factors to determine how much your case is worth. The value of your case is dependent on:
- The severity of your injuries
- The medical bills
- Your lost wages
- What the medical records say
- The facts of the accident
- Who is actually at fault
- Where your case is tried, and in which court
An experienced trial attorney can look at your case and evaluate all of the factors and compare that to what they know juries typically do in similar cases.
Is There a Formula to Determine the Value of My Case?
No. There is no reliable calculator to determine how much your personal injury case is worth. Although insurance companies try to apply formulas to personal injury cases, there is no spreadsheet that will determine exactly what your case is worth. That’s because they cannot account for your non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering. Each person has a different level of loss when assessing non-economic damages and those must often be negotiated separately.
If I Am Partially At Fault, Will It Impact the Value of My Case?
Yes, it may. Texas uses a modified form of comparative negligence, sometimes called “proportionate responsibility.” If you are found to be partially at fault for your injuries, then your damages may be reduced.
In many personal injury cases, the defendant’s insurance company will try to place blame on you so that they can reduce their financial liability. You need to work with an attorney who will protect your right to recover the money you need and fight back.
What Types of Damages Can I Recover in Texas?
You can get economic and noneconomic damages after a car accident. Economic damages are those that can be easily quantified with a monetary value. They include things like medical bills and lost wages. Noneconomic damages are not as easily valued. They include losses like pain and suffering and loss of consortium.
If your loved one passed away in a wrongful death, then you can also get damages to cover burial and funeral costs, lost support and care, loss of comfort and companionship, and lost inheritance.
You deserve the maximum amount of compensation possible for these damages. Only an experienced attorney who is not afraid to take your case to court can pressure the insurance company to give you a fair settlement or obtain a verdict that is fair to you.
Call Anderson Injury Lawyers To Evaluate Your Case
If you have questions about how much your case is worth, we can help. We understand the urgency to cover your bills and other losses. We will help you get fair compensation as quickly as possible. Call us today at (817) 294-1900 or use our online contact form.