What is my Baltimore Personal Injury Case Worth?
What is the value of my personal injury case? It's a legitimate question that every victim asks. In my experience, it is often prefaced with qualifiers like "It's not about the money, but......", or "I'm not in this to get rich, but.....". In my business, it IS about the money, and that is absolutely accepted and understood. If you have been injured by the negligence of another, our system of justice recognizes that, although money is a poor substitute for your health and peace of mind, it is how the law measures the magnitude of your loss. The idea that money is substituted for an intangible loss is not only accepted and understood, it's really the core of our civil justice system.
The "value" of your claim – i.e. the amount of money your entitled to recover, is based on a number of factors: if you are entitled to recover, from whom your entitled to recover, the amount of coverage, your medical expenses [past and future], your lost wages [past and future], the costs of litigating the case, your pain, suffering, anguish and loss of enjoyment of life, the venue of the case- to name just a few.
Question "value" opinions that are given to you after you give a five-minute description of your accident over the phone, or during a "free consultation." Don't be fooled by websites that let you plug in numbers and give you the "value" of the case. Once all the facts are in, an experienced lawyer should give you a value range. It's a complicated task, but one of the most important things a personal injury attorney does. You'll find other articles and links below that will illustrate some of the factors that go into determining the value of your claim.
To Learn More About The Factors That Determine The Value Of Your Case, Consider These Articles:
AM I ENTITLED TO RECOVER?
WHAT ARE DAMAGES?
ARE THERE TIME LIMITS?