If you’ve been hurt in an accident that was caused by someone else, you deserve to receive financial compensation from the responsible party or their insurance company. While you deserve to have all of your damages and losses taken into consideration, the truth is that the insurance is going to try to get you to settle for as little as they can possibly get away with.

This is why it’s absolutely imperative that you know the answer to the question “how much is my personal injury claim worth” before accepting any settlement offer.


Assessing the Value of Your Personal Injury Claim

Your personal injury settlement should cover more than just the obvious medical bills. When valuing your claim, we will include the cost of every expense and loss you suffer as a result of your accident:

  • Future and current medical bills
  • Rehabilitation, physical therapy, and occupational therapy
  • Transportation expenses
  • Medical devices and equipment
  • Over-the-counter and prescription medications
  • Nurse and caregiver wages
  • Lost income as a result of being unable to work
  • Emotional therapy to treat post-traumatic stress disorder and other trauma

These are all examples of economic damages that can be calculated using proven expenses and projections. For example, if you purchased a wheelchair and buy medications on a monthly basis, there is a demonstrable cost involved.

By working with your doctor, we can determine your likelihood for reaching a full recovery and how long it will take for you to do so. With that estimated date in mind, we can then project your expenses into the future, including what your lost income will be until your recovery is complete.


Noneconomic Damages

Your personal injury attorney can also request compensation for noneconomic and punitive damages. Noneconomic damages compensate you for the pain and suffering you have experienced and for other ways that your quality of life has been affected, such as damage done to your personal relationships.

While not directly intended as compensation, punitive damages are awarded as punishment to the at-fault party for grossly negligent behavior and intentional harm.


Benefits of Hiring an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney

Retaining a personal injury attorney will increase the likelihood that your case will conclude with a favorable settlement amount. We know how to maximize the value of your claim by including all of the expenses and losses you will incur, including future damages that you may not yet even realize will be necessary.

We can negotiate on your behalf and ensure that any settlement offers you receive are fair and reasonable. Likewise, if court becomes the best option for receiving just compensation, we will represent you and provide you with sound legal counsel throughout the proceedings.


Help with Your Personal Injury Case

To speak with an attorney from Craig Swapp & Associates, call 1-800-404-9000 or complete the form below. We are here to answer any questions you may have and help you determine not only if you have grounds for a case, but also what your claim might be worth.

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