What Is My Injury Case Worth?
Because no two injury accidents are exactly alike, a good lawyer will never promise you a specific result for your case. However, an attorney can usually help give you an idea of what your case is worth based on the facts of the case and the laws that apply and affect the outcome. While there is no exact formula for determining what your case is worth, there are factors an attorney can review that will affect the recovery in your case.
When assessing the potential value of your case, a lawyer will consider how you have been affected by the injury. Determining the worth of your case will depend on a wide range of factors, including:
- Facts and details of your accident
- Extent and severity of your injuries
- Your insurance coverage and the insurance of the party liable for your injury
Assuming that liability is clear is your case, the following damages are likely to be taken into consideration:
- Past and future medical bills
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Property loss
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
While an attorney cannot give you an exact amount you could receive, they can help determine what types of damages you’re entitled to for your injuries. When you hire an attorney, they will get to work immediately on obtaining details about your accident, as well as evidence and documents relating to your injuries.
It’s worth noting that Illinois is a comparative negligence state, meaning that if your percentage of fault is more than 51%, the claim will likely be dismissed because you were more liable for your injury than the other party.
Insurance companies will typically offer you the lowest possible settlement. If your injury claim is denied or you are given a lowball offer, you will want to speak with an experienced Illinois personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.
Negotiating with insurance companies can be a complicated process. You should not try to do it alone without the help of an experienced lawyer. There are potential risks if you settle too low, and there are risks for asking for an unrealistic settlement. Also, an Illinois personal injury lawyer will discuss all of your options before accepting a settlement on your behalf.
Contact Spiros Law, P.C. Today
Don’t let someone else’s recklessness or poor decision-making impact your health and your financial wellbeing. If you’ve been hurt in Champaign, Spiros Law, P.C. will be there to help you get the full and fair compensation that you deserve. Call us at (217) 328-2828, chat with us live, or fill out a contact form to speak with a knowledgeable Illinois injury attorney right away.