It is never an easy task determining what amount of compensation you are entitled to for your personal injury claim. This is because there are many factors that have to be considered in arriving at such settlement sum. Some of these are actual and easy to evaluate, such as the cost of medical treatment, lost earnings and other financial losses. Others however are less defined and thus more difficult to place a monetary value to. These include future medical expenses, compensation for pain and suffering as well as damages awarded to your spouse for the loss of affection and marital help while you were injured. In some cases, you may also be entitled to recover punitive damages against the individual or company responsible for your personal injury.
Other factors that will be considered in valuing your personal injury claim include the location where your claim is likely to be tried, the gravity and extent of the at-fault party’s negligence or deliberate act in causing your injury, and an assessment of any existing injuries you may have had prior to your preset claim.
In coming up with a proposed settlement sum, insurance companies will normally consider what proportion of liability and amount of compensation has been awarded in previous personal injury claims that are similar to yours. The likelihood is that if you do not have an attorney acting on your behalf, the insurance company will try to make you accept a settlement sum that is very little compared to what you would have been awarded if your claim went to trial. It is thus very important to have an attorney represent you in all such negotiations with an insurance company.
Our attorneys possess a wealth of experience and have access to cases from many different countries that they use in evaluating the compensation sum you would be entitled to for your personal injury claim. We also consider all the factors that an insurance company is likely to consider in proposing settlement. This way, we succeed in negotiating the best possible settlement for your personal injury claim that even covers our attorney’s fees so the same are not deducted from you.
Once you enter into a negotiated settlement with the insurance company, your health insurer may seek reimbursement from you for the medical expenses it incurred on your behalf. Our attorneys thus go further to help you legally avoid being compelled to reimburse your health insurer for such medical expenses. This in turn allows you to keep more of the compensation sum received for your personal injury claim.
If you or a friend or family member would like to speak to Attorney William P. Evans about valuing your personal injury claim please contact him at 866-266-6607 immediately as a quick and thorough investigation to establish facts and preserve evidence can make a dramatic difference in the recovery obtained. Mr. Evan’s paralegal, Ms. Michelle Foster, has been assisting Mr. Evans in his practice for 11 years. If Mr. Evans is unavailable, please ask for Michelle Foster, and she can assist you and schedule an appointment. We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis and offer free phone consultations.