How much is my claim worth?

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 the injuries.

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 person’s negligence?
  • 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 the incident?
  • 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 your case?

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.

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