How much is my personal injury claim worth?
The lawyers at Dickson Kohan & Bablove can meet with you to discuss your case, what happened, how the accident has impacted you and what your claim may be worth. One question that we hear during these appointments is, “how much is my personal injury claim worth in Orange County, California?” The answer is highly speculative because a jury will make the ultimate decision. However, we can certainly show you how we come up with our estimates as personal injury lawyers.
Review the cost of repairing your vehicle.
This is the first and easiest calculation to make because it involves reviewing bids from auto body shops that are approved by your insurance company. If your vehicle was totaled, they should give you three comparable quotes and assess the value based on the average of what they are selling for.
Look at your medical bills.
When asking how much is my personal injury claim worth in Orange County, California, you should take a look at what you or your insurance company has spent on your medical bills to date. Your current medical bills, along with what you are likely to spend in the future will all be factored into what we request by way of a settlement. This is where your doctor has an important role to play because we need to know if you are likely to recover partially or completely and what your medical expenses may be going forward.
Consider any lost wages.
If you have been unable to work in your previous capacity due to your accident, you should be compensated for your lost wages. Even if you have lost some money due to needing to take time off of work, that can be factored in.
If it appears that you will be injured and unable to work for twelve months or longer, you could qualify for social security disability. You could also be entitled to additional compensation for your future lost wages based on what you were earning before being injured. For example, if you were making $50,000 a year and are forty, there is a good chance that you would have worked until you turned sixty-five. Essentially you will have lost twenty-five years of $50,000 a year or $1.25 million.
A Personal Injury Attorney Can Help to Maximize Your Compensation
At Dickson Kohan & Bablove, we can help to maximize your personal injury claim so that you can receive as much money as possible. As lawyers we have experience working with the insurance companies and know when they are making a fair settlement offer or are trying to take advantage of you. As a result, we will ensure that you do not accidentally settle for less than your claim is worth.
Schedule a consultation to ask how much is my personal injury claim worth in Orange County, California?
To discuss your case in detail and to find out what your personal injury claim is worth, call our office. If you have been in a car accident, you can’t afford to wait or attempt to deal with it alone. Call us at 844-404-2400 or contact our office online immediately.