If you’ve suffered injuries in a motor vehicle accident, you may wonder how much money you could recover in a possible personal injury claim.
There is no overarching answer to this question — every claim is unique, as is each person’s recovery. Your best way of protecting your legal rights is to work with an attorney who can help you gather all available evidence of your injuries and medical treatments and advocate for you in the claims process.
When analyzing the cost of a bodily injury claim, you and your lawyer must consider the following costs:
- Medical bills
- Emergency transportation (typically ambulances)
- Any medications or treatments
- Income lost due to missed days of work
- Inability to take on future work as a result of injuries
In addition, there are certain noneconomic factors that will play a role in determining the value of your bodily injury claim. Some examples include a loss of enjoyment of life, the pain and suffering you experienced, the effect of the injury on your general emotional or mental well-being, and permanent disfigurement or disability you’ve experienced. These noneconomic costs are usually determined based on a multiplier that the insurance adjuster chooses.
Again, every case is different, so coming up with an estimate for the value of your claim will require a thorough analysis. To learn more about your case and its outlook, meet with an experienced West Virginia personal injury attorney at Prim Law Firm, PLLC. Call 304-201-2425 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation.