If you have been injured in a car accident and plan to file a lawsuit to seek damages, you are probably wondering how much your case is worth. But, there is no definite answer as there are several different factors that affect your case.
Determining what your injuries have cost monetarily, mentally and physically will all be considered in your case.
Below is an outline of major factors in personal injury cases.
What is covered by your health insurance?
Most cases induce the cost of medical care associated with the accident. You might be entitled to higher compensation if a large majority of your medical bills weren’t covered. This includes out-of-pocket expenses for medications and treatments.
Did you receive treatment?
Seeking medical treatment immediately after a car accident is important. Delaying treatment can negatively impact the outcome of your claim. Insurance companies employ practices such as delaying and denying claims – don’t give them cause to do so in your case.
How Extensive are your Injuries?
Did you suffer a permanent injury or a short-term injury? A permanent injury can greatly affect your quality of life and loss of wages which in turn can great affect your settlement.
Avoid giving Any Statements
Providing a statement to your insurance adjuster can diminish your case. Consulting a personal injury lawyer prior to giving a statement is smart practice because it will help to not only protect but also preserve your rights.
Steve is the Managing Shareholder of Steven J. Klearman & Associates, a civil litigation law firm located in Reno, Nevada. He practices primarily in the areas of civil litigation and injury law, and has authored one of the definitive guides to Nevada civil law that is widely used by Nevada judges and attorneys, his book entitled Elements of Nevada Legal Theories.