Assigning a dollar amount to complicated personal injury cases isn’t easy. Some attorneys will tell their clients that there’s actually a formula to do this. This is simply not true. There is no formula where you can plug in numbers and magically spit out the amount your case is worth. Each case is very different and completely unique. A number of factors must be carefully considered and examined before an accurate amount can be determined.
Some attorneys will even go so far as to tell their client that if they multiply their medical bills times three, then they’ll be able to come up with a good idea of what their case is worth. While there may have been a time when this worked for very simplistic cases, that’s simply not true anymore. Think about. Imagine you were seriously injured in a car accident and were living in constant pain and agony because of the injuries you sustained. Or, even worse, imagine that a loved one was killed in a car accident because of someone else’s negligence. Would three times the medical bills suffice in terms of compensation? Maybe – but maybe not. Rather, it takes a skilled lawyer to thoroughly review your case to determine the amount of money that should be awarded for injuries, medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
So, what’s a fair amount to award in a personal injury case? As Glendale personal injury attorneys, we know that’s not really an accurate question to ask. What you should be asking is how much a jury will award you in a personal injury case. One way to determine this is to look at past similar cases in Maricopa County to see what other juries awarded (though that’s no guaranteeing a future jury would award a similar amount). Most personal injury cases in Glendale do settle out of court because the at-fault party or their insurance company is willing to settle for a fair amount. But if the case does go to trial, what would a jury do? This is clearly not a question most people can answer because they don’t have experience with juries. But a skilled injury attorney will be able to paint your case in the best light in order to help you receive the compensation you deserve.
If you’ve been badly injured in a car accident in Glendale, Maricopa County, or anywhere else in Arizona, then it’s time to hire a personal injury attorney. Contact the attorneys at Breyer Law Offices today. We provide free, no obligation initial consultations, during which, we will discuss your case, answer any questions you might have, and review all of your legal options. If we do take on your case, we will do so on a contingent basis, which means we don’t get paid unless we win your case. If you’re ready to take action against a negligent party, then please call Breyer Law Offices today at 602-978-6400 to schedule a free case review or visit our main website at www.BreyerLaw.com for more information.