Deciding to pursue legal action in relation to an injury involves the consideration
of many different factors. Lawsuits are complex processes, and you want
to make sure a case is worth it before you put in the work on your end.
In the aftermath of an accident, victims often ask themselves questions
such as: Who caused my injuries? Were multiple parties at fault? Will
I be able to prove liability in court? These questions are necessary to
ask to evaluate the strength of your case.
Another question that injury victims often ask is this: How much is my
personal injury case worth? Although it is difficult to determine a concrete amount of
compensation you may be able to recover in your case, familiarizing yourself
with the elements that affect verdict and settlement decisions can help
you get an idea of if your case is worth pursuing legal action.
One goal of pursuing a personal injury case is to be compensated for the
expenses you incurred as a direct result of your injury: Medical bills,
travel expenses, and lost wages are some examples. Ideally, the damages
you are awarded through settlement negotiations or in trial will be sufficient
to cover those costs, but personal injury cases must also involve the
consideration of an accident’s future financial impact. If a victim
is expected to require long-term therapy or medication, a settlement or
verdict amount should account for those expenses as well.
Non-economic damages are much more difficult to predict, because there
is nothing tangible to reference. Non-economic damages may include pain
and suffering, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, and similar
elements that measure the non-financial impact of an injury. These damages
vary greatly between cases, and may be decided by a jury or agreed upon
during settlement negotiations.
If you were injured in an accident that was caused by the negligence of
another person, you probably have a lot of questions — Gruenberg
Kelly Della has answers. Our lawyers offer free case evaluations to discuss
the details of your case. We’ll provide insight into the potential
outcomes of your claim, and how we can help achieve favorable results for you.
Call 888.305.6372 now to discover your options. Or, if you prefer, complete our
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