If you have been injured in an auto accident caused by the carelessness of someone else, it’s only natural for you to wonder what your legal case might be worth.
The law of negligence allows someone who has suffered injuries to recover compensation for their damages.
The main components of personal injury damages are:
- Past medical bills
- Expected future medical bills
- Lost wages in the past
- Expected future lost wages
- Past physical and mental pain and suffering
- Expected future physical and mental pain and suffering
An important consideration in valuing your legal claim is whether you will be able to return to the lifestyle you had before the accident. Will you return to your job? Can you engage in the physical activities you did prior to the accident? Will you be able to function in your daily activities as you did before you were injured?
Insurance companies value cases depending on the length of recovery. A carrier will consider a claim as a short-term if someone is injured and then becomes fully recovered within a few months. However, if someone is expected to undergo medical treatments for a lengthy period of time, or is not expected to fully recover, then the claim is valued higher as a long-term claim.
Other important considerations are the severity of injuries, whether there is any permanent scarring or disfigurement, and the impact of injuries on important personal relationships such as with a spouse or children.
It’s important to ask your doctor about the prognosis of your recovery. You need to know whether you can expect to return to the kind of life you led prior to being injured.
Contact our Car Accident Lawyers
Contact the car accident lawyers at Becker Law Office today. We can help you assess your legal rights if you have been injured in a car accident. We serve individuals who have been injured in accidents throughout Kentucky, including Lexington and Louisville, Tennessee, Ohio and in southeastern Indiana.
Your initial consultation is always free. We don’t get paid until you receive compensation for your injuries.
With Becker Law Office you get the benefit of two law firms in one. Becker Law Office has negotiators who are known for getting fair settlements. If your case goes to trial, you’ll be represented by an attorney at Bubalo Law PLC. Bubalo Law PLC focuses on courtroom cases and the AV-Rated firm has attorneys who have been named among the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Kentucky.