A personal injury claim may be worth millions of dollars
or it may worth virtually nothing. Several factors can determine
what a claim is worth. These include whether a person has permanent
physical injuries, past and future medical expenses, pain and
suffering, past and future lost wages, and whether the injured
party bears any responsibility for the incident which produced
If the responsible party’s actions were particularly outrageous,
punitive damages may also be recoverable, which would impact
the value of the claim. Dozier Law Group has the experience
and the resources to value personal injury cases. We closely
monitor cases from around the state and the country, and we
utilize highly specialized databases to evaluate personal injury
claims. We work hard to maximize our clients’ recovery.
However, the responsible party does not always want to settle
the case out of court, either because they feel they did nothing
wrong or because the insurance company that has the coverage
does not want to compensate the injured person reasonably. Dozier
Law Group aggressively prepares each case as if it will go to
trial. Simply put, this is the best way to maximize a client’s
recovery. A jury trial is, at times, the only way an injured
party can or will be adequately compensated for their injuries.
No lawyer worth their salt can tell a client the value of case
at the outset. Various facts, evidence, and the law all have
to be developed and evaluated. Valid personal injury cases often
are determined by answers to questions such as:
- How clear is it that your damages were caused by the other
- How outrageous were the actions of the responsible party?
- Is a serious medical operation involved?
- Are future operations needed or likely?
- Are there permanent physical injuries?
- Will there be some degree of permanent physical impairment?
- Has there been any disfigurement or loss of function?
- Do the injuries include brain damage, death, or paralysis?
- Has there been significant physical pain and suffering?
- How has the incident affected your life and the lives
of your loved ones?
- How will this affect your everyday life in the future?
- What can be done to treat you in the future?
- Will you be expected to have chronic pain?
- How much have your medical bills been as a result of
- What are your medical bills expected to be in the future?
- If you can return to work at some point, how long will
you be out of work?
- When does (or did) the statute of limitations run in
Because of the considerable risk, time, cost of experts (and
other litigation costs) and complexity, many attorneys will
accept cases where the victim has significant injuries necessitating
an operation, lengthy recovery time, and significant permanent
injuries. Many attorneys will not accept cases where there
is only muscle pain or soft tissue injury.