What Is My Case Worth?
Our New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyers Explain
After you have been injured in a car accident, or a motorcycle accident, or from any other type of accident, it's normal to start wondering what your case is worth. First off, it's important to understand that no attorney can give you an exact figure from a phone consultation, or even on the first meeting.
There are a number of factors that go into determining the value of a personal injury claim, including:
- The extent of your injuries (very important)
- The extent of any property damage (as in an automobile collision)
- Your ability to return to work (this is where lost income is calculated)
- The extent of your emotional pain and physical suffering
These are the key factors that will go into determining the value of your claim. Naturally, if you were in a small fender bender that caused minor whiplash injuries and minor property damage to your vehicle, then your claim would be less than a case where a motorcycle rider was struck on his bike and sustained severe spinal cord injuries leading to complete paralysis. Another example would be in a case where a young infant suffered from severe oxygen deprivation at birth, and when such birth injuries are the fault of the obstetrician, then the parents have the right to file a lawsuit against the legally liable party. In a case where the child suffers from extreme mental retardation, they will need full time, round-the-clock care for the rest of their lives. It's reasonable to expect that a claim of this nature or even a wrongful death claim would be quite substantial.
Let Brandon J. Broderick, Attorney at Law Get You Back On Track
Judging by the extent of your injuries, and the anticipated medical bills, surgical costs and loss of past and future income, New Jersey personal injury attorney Brandon J. Broderick can give you a ballpark figure as to what your case is worth. Still, there is no way of predicting the exact outcome of a personal injury claim because some of them could be successfully won through negotiations, whereby others might wind up in court. Regardless of the extent of your injuries, it's critical that you speak with an attorney about them sooner than later. Personal injury claims have a statute of limitations and if you fail to file a claim in time, you lose your right to file a lawsuit permanently.
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