HOW MUCH IS MY SACRAMENTO PERSONAL INJURY CASE WORTH?
Posted on Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 at 9:31 pm
Your case value can vary greater for a personal injury in Sacramento depending on several factors?
The value of every injury case will be based on the damages an injured person suffered in the injury-causing event. Damages in a Sacramento personal injury case will consist of three general categories: medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. In a case where the plaintiff’s injury involves an injury where the person will have to be retrained for a different job, as a result of the injury, the costs of the retraining will also be recoverable. Predicting the value of any personal injury case is very difficult.
There are many different factors that can affect how much you may receive for an injury. An experienced injury attorney may be able to give you a very general idea of the value of your case based on the specifics of your particular situation. Since all we do is practice injury and accident law, our lawyers are generally able to give our clients a settlement range that they can reasonably expect after we have all the information from your personal injury case.
The value of your injury case will depend on numerous factors. Some of those factors will include a discussion of how strong fault is in your case, how clear is the connection between your injuries and the accident, what is the severity of your injuries, how much insurance is available, what is the cost of medical care in your case, what was the cost of the emergency medical care, did you have any health insurance that paid your medical bills, what is the quality of the evidence in your case, are the witnesses in your favor believable, how much emergency medical care did you receive, are there any photographs of the damage to the vehicles involved and how severe do they portray the collision, did any of the parties admit fault in any type of filed Sacramento police or incident report, and are there any type of aggravating factors such as the person was under the influence at the time of the accident, or the person was using a cell phone or otherwise not being careful at the time of the accident.
This discussion of factors will also include the location of where the case will be located. For example, if the case can be heard in a city, like downtown Sacramento the venue is viewed as more favorable towards plaintiffs. On the other hand, if the case is expected to be based in a more conservative county, then it may have an effect on the settlement value of the case. This is a consistent factor all across the country- juries typically award more money in urban locations than they do in a rural location.
The attorneys at the Tiemann Law Firm are knowledgeable, experienced attorneys who can provide you a value range based on the specifics of your case. If you have any questions regarding your auto accident contact one of our Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyers now. And remember, all questions and consultations are free. There is never a charge until we win your case and get you compensated.