Determining the Worth of a Personal Injury Case

Putting a specific dollar value on the compensation to be awarded in a serious personal injury case is no easy task. Some lawyers try to suggest that there’s a simple formula to figure out how much a personal injury case is worth. Be wary of such people. The truth is that there is no simple formula. Even though we’ve heard people tell us that they’ve been told that a personal injury claim is worth three times the value of the medical bills, this simply isn’t the case.

There may have been a time, long ago, where simple personal injury cases could be valued based upon such a simplistic formula, but not anymore. Especially in those cases where someone has been seriously injured, just looking at the medical bills is not an accurate way to determine a case’s worth. For people living in constant pain and agony due to an accident caused by a negligent driver, three times the amount of their medical bills may not be a fair amount of compensation for their particular case. Instead, it takes an in-depth evaluation of the case as a whole to determine the amount of money that should be awarded for past losses, future expenses, and fully and fairly compensating the injury victim.

With that said, as personal injury attorneys here in Mesa, we must look beyond the idea of “fairness” when determining a case’s worth. A more pointed question that we often ask ourselves is what a jury in Maricopa County would award or has awarded to the injured party in a similar personal injury case. Many cases do settle because the insurance company or the defendant who was responsible for the accident and subsequent injuries is willing to pay fair compensation to the plaintiff. However, if the case goes to trial, what would a jury do? This is obviously not a question that your average person can answer. No. You need the expertise of an experienced personal injury trial attorney who has worked on similar cases and knows how to present your case in the best possible light in order to make sure that fair compensation is awarded.

If you’ve been seriously injured in a car accident in Mesa or anywhere else in Arizona and you have questions, please contact the personal injury attorneys at Breyer Law Offices today. We offer a free, no obligation initial consultation to discuss your case. We’ll review all of your options and answer any questions you may have. If we do decide to take your case, we will do so on a contingent basis, which means we don’t get paid unless we win financial compensation for you. Please call us today at 602-978-6400 to schedule a free case review or visit our main website at www.BreyerLaw.com for more information.

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