How much is my claim worth?

A personal injury claim may be worth millions of dollars or practically nothing. No honest lawyer can tell a client the value of their claim at the beginning. Various facts, laws, and evidence have to be investigated and evaluated.  That being said, the primary components of a person injury claim include past and future medical expenses, pain and suffering, past and future lost wages, and whether the injured person bears any responsibility for the incident which produced the injuries.  If the responsible party’s actions were particularly outrageous, additional damages known as punitive damages may also be recoverable, which would further increase the value of the claim.

Dozier Law Group LLC has the experience and resources to effectively evaluate personal injury claims.  In addition to the hundreds of claims we have successfully fought for our clients, both inside and outside the courtroom, we closely monitor other cases from around the country.

Even though the majority of our cases settle without the need of a lawsuit, we aggressively investigate and prepare each case as if it will require a lawsuit. Our results prove that by taking this approach, we are able to put maximum pressure on the insurance companies and achieve the results our clients deserve.

Some questions can assist in determining the value of a personal injury claim include:

  • How clear is it that your damages were caused totally by the other person’s actions?
  • 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?