If you have been injured in a car accident caused by someone else, it is only natural to wonder how much compensation you might be able to recover. Insurance and Idaho law are complex topics and, unfortunately, can make it extremely difficult to place a value on your case.

Nonetheless, how much a case is worth is one of the first questions most people ask simply because bills need to get payed and other damages need to be compensated. To better understand exactly where you stand, it is necessary to break down the facts of your case and what you can successfully sue for.


How Can You Prove Negligence?

For the most part, personal injury claims focus on damages and injuries that occur as a direct result of an accident caused by someone else’s negligence. To prove negligence, you must be able to identify both the link between the accident and the other party’s actions.


Examples of When Negligence Applies

For example, if a drunk driver collides with your vehicle at an intersection and you experience whiplash, your claim would be that you wouldn’t have whiplash if the other party hadn’t decided to drive while intoxicated.

Conversely, if someone slides on ice in a parking lot and pins you between his or her vehicle and another, thereby causing a broken bone, you may or may not have a valid demand for compensation. Parking lot accidents can be complicated matters for this reason.


What You Can Get Compensation For

Once you understand exactly how negligence plays a role in your case, you can determine exactly what you can seek compensation for and get an idea of how much your case might be worth. The most common damages that you might be able to seek include the following:

  • Medical bills
  • Permanent disability
  • Loss wages and income
  • Loss of marital enjoyment

Pain and suffering, living expenses (while healing), vehicle repair or replacement, and other property losses can all be types of damages that you can get compensation for.

It can be difficult to determine the exact value of each of these compensation types, especially the non-economic damages. Values depend on variables like your previous health status and the condition of your vehicle prior to the accident.


An Experienced Auto Accident Lawyer Can Help

Although you might be curious about how much your case is worth, the only way to find out is to consult with an experienced lawyer. Your attorney can examine the details of your case and give you an idea of the damages you can get compensation for.

If you or someone you love has been injured because of someone else’s negligence, find out how much your case is worth by meeting with an attorney from Craig Swapp & Associates. Call us toll-free at 1-800-404-9000 or complete the form below for a free initial consultation.