Victims who've sustained injuries, property damage, and other losses in car accidents caused by someone else's negligence often seek to collect compensation through an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit.
However, the value of a car crash claim varies dramatically from case-to-case. This makes it difficult for personal injury attorneys to provide an accurate estimate of worth without first reviewing all of the relevant information.
Factors that affect the value of a car accident claim include:
- Severity of the injuries sustained
- Estimated treatment costs for accident-related injuries
- Days missed from work
- Amount of visible damage to the vehicles
Personal injury attorneys are often hesitant to offer an estimate of a case's value immediately after a car accident, simply because many of the factors that so heavily influence a claim's worth may not yet be known.
For example, even if the victim was diagnosed with injuries right after the accident, how those injuries will affect the victim's life—including what medical treatment they'll require and how long it will take them to recover from their injuries—usually isn't fully understood when a case is in its early stages.
The value of most car accident cases is determined by three components:
- Accident-related medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
To build a strong case, it's important to ensure these losses are documented well. Detailed medical records, past pay stubs, and daily journal entries discussing how accident-related injuries affect the victim on a day-to-day basis can serve as powerful evidence.
Consult an Experienced Car Accident Attorney
If you suffered injuries and losses in a car accident caused by someone else's negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. The knowledgeable car accident attorneys with Rechtman & Spevak can review the facts of your case, and help you understand your legal rights and options.
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