Posted on Wednesday, December 6th, 2017 at 2:42 am
Our Sacramento car accident attorneys are often asked about the value of claims during the free consultations we offer. While we want to answer this question for you, any answer we give you at our first meeting would be nothing more than a pure guess. If another attorney tells you he can give you the exact amount of the value of your claim during your consultation, you should consult another lawyer for a second opinion.
As attorneys, we feel that we should thoroughly investigate your accident claim and gather evidence before we begin putting a price tag on your pain and suffering. To value a claim early in the case can be irresponsible and cost you money. It is our goal to get you the most money we can for your losses, pain, and damages.
Four Factors That Impact The Value of a Head Injury Claim
Many factors can impact the value of your claim, including the attorney that you choose to represent you. If you choose an attorney with little experience or an attorney who only wants to close your case to get his fee, you might receive less money for your claim. For this reason, we urge you to take advantage of the free consultation with our attorneys to learn why The Tiemann Law Firm is different from other firms and how we can help you with your head injury claim.
In addition to the attorney you choose, four factors can substantially impact the value of a head injury claim:
- The Negligence of The Parties Involved in The Crash
Under California’s comparative negligence laws, if you are partially at fault for a collision, the amount of money you can receive for your claim can be reduced by the amount of fault assigned to you for the accident. Therefore, if the other driver can prove you are 30 percent at fault, the most you can receive for your claim is 70 percent of the total value of the claim. Our attorneys fight aggressively to prove that the other driver was 100 percent at fault for the crash so that you can receive more money for your head injury claim.
- The Extent of Your Head Injury
The severity of an injury directly impacts the amount of money you can receive for your claim. The more severe the injury, the more money you might be entitled to receive.
- The Amount of Economic Losses
In a traffic accident claim for a head injury, you can claim dollar-for-dollar the amount of economic loss suffered because of the accident and your head injury. Therefore, you can claim the exact amount of your medical costs, lost wages, travel expenses, and other out-of-pocket costs. The higher your economic losses, the higher the value of your head injury claim.
- The Amount of Car Insurance Available
Many people in California carry the minimum amount of car insurance. Therefore, if the amount of your claim exceeds the other driver’s insurance limits, the amount of money you receive might also be limited. In other words, even though the true value of your claim might be higher, the actual value of your claim may be much lower. Our Sacramento car accident attorneys search for all sources of compensation in a head injury claim to increase the chance you can recover full compensation for your claim.
Call Today for a Free Legal Consultation with a Sacramento Car Accident Attorney
If another driver has injured you, we want to help you recover compensation for your head injury claim. Call The Tiemann Law Firm at (916) 999-9000 or visit our website to schedule your free case evaluation and consultation. Our law firm serves clients in Sacramento, Folsom, Roseville, El Dorado Hills and other communities in the greater Sacramento area.