What Is My Personal Injury Case Worth?
Our Atlanta personal injury lawyers explain what you need to know
If you have been hurt in an accident, you’re probably wondering how much your case could be worth. That might sound like a simple question, but the answer could be more complicated than you think. That’s why it’s critical that you talk with an experienced personal injury attorney who understands how the legal system works when it comes to personal injury accidents.
Atlanta personal injury lawyer Gary Martin Hays can answer all your questions about your potential case, including how much your personal injury claim could be worth. That’s because attorney Hays and his talented legal team at the Law Offices of Gary Martin Hays & Associates, P.C. have years of experience handling complex cases throughout Georgia.
Attorney Hays has even written a best-selling book about personal injury cases – “The Authority on Personal Injury Claims in Georgia: The Definitive Guide for Injured Victims and Their Lawyers in Car Accident Cases” – which is available at Amazon.com or to all potential clients during a free case evaluation with one of our highly skilled personal injury attorneys.
What is a personal injury accident?
Before we discuss how much your personal injury claim could be worth, it’s important to understand exactly what we mean when we say a personal injury accident. This legal term refers to any accident caused by someone else’s reckless or negligent behavior.
As a result, any accident caused by someone else that results in harm to you or a loved one could be a personal injury accident. Common personal injury accidents include:
Is this what happened to you? Or is your family dealing with a different type of personal injury accident? Whatever happened, you can count on us to help you determine exactly how much your personal injury claim could be worth.
Who determines the value of my personal injury claim?
This may be one of the most important questions after your personal injury accident. That’s because whoever decides what your case is worth could decide how much money you receive for your accident-related expenses.
Often, the at-fault party’s insurance company will try to dictate exactly how much your claim is worth. So, it is important to remember that insurance companies – especially the one representing the person who caused your accident – have a vested interest in the outcome of your case. That’s why they often claim your case is worth far less than the true value of your personal injury claim.
If you file a personal injury lawsuit, a judge or jury may decide how much your personal injury claim is worth. Even in those circumstances, the verdict amount might not be accurate. That’s why it’s our job to convince insurance companies, juries, or whoever else may be involved exactly what your personal injury claim is truly worth.
How is the value of my personal injury claim determined?
Determining how much your personal injury claim could be worth is more complicated than many people realize. In order to accurately estimate how much your claim is worth, it’s important to consider more than just the expenses you have already incurred as a result of your personal injury accident.
All future expenses can and should also be factored in when determining the true value of your personal injury claim. This can be challenging since you might not even know how much money you will need next year or 20 years from now as a result of your personal injury accident.
That’s why personal injury victims turn to us. Our knowledgeable attorneys have years of experience in handling complex legal cases. As a result, we know how to accurately estimate how much most claims are worth. We take into consideration many different factors, including:
- The severity of your injury
- The estimated length of your recovery
- Whether your property was damaged during your accident
- Whether you will need additional medical care or support in the future
We take everything into consideration when determining how much your personal injury claim could potentially be worth. It’s hard work, but we’re honored to do it because we truly want to help people dealing with serious personal injury accidents.
What can I be compensated for after my personal injury accident?
The bottom line is you can and should be compensated for all your accident-related expenses, now and in the future. Expenses can cover a wide range, including:
- Emergency medical care
- Ambulance fees
- Diagnostic testing
- Surgical procedures
- Overnight hospital stays
- Prescription medication fees
- Follow-up medical care
- Physical therapy
- In-home medical care, if necessary
- Replacement income during your recovery
- Future replacement income, if you cannot return to work
- Home modifications due to a permanent disability
- Pain and suffering, in certain circumstances
All these expenses can quickly add up to tens of thousands of dollars – or even millions. Insurance companies know this. That’s why they often do everything they can to deny these claims.
We can help you level the playing field. Our law firm has recovered nearly $1 billion for injury victims and their families. We know how to deal with insurance companies, and we know how to negotiate with them. If they refuse to cooperate, we will not hesitate to file a personal injury lawsuit on your behalf.
Put your trust in a personal injury lawyer who puts your needs first
Don’t miss out on your opportunity for justice. In Georgia, you only have two years from the date of your accident to file a personal injury lawsuit in most cases. This deadline is known as the statute of limitations. The longer you wait, the harder it often becomes to win such tough cases.
Get the legal help you need now. Contact our law firm and schedule your free case evaluation with a Georgia personal injury lawyer who gets results – award-winning attorney Gary Martin Hays. We’re serious about winning your case.