What Is My Case Worth?

What is My Case Worth?

When you’ve been injured in a car accident or as the result of a defective product, you’re entitled to fair compensation. But what is your case worth?

At Kaster & Lynch, our experienced Ocala personal injury lawyers will fight to ensure you get the maximum settlement for your case. While some self-help books provide simple formulas for determining the value of a personal injury case, every case is unique — including yours. Here are some of the major factors that may determine what your case is worth:

  • Medical Expenses. How severe are the injuries in your case? What is the cost of treatment? When you’ve been seriously injured, the medical bills pile up quickly. The value of your case will take into account not only hospital and medication bills you’ve already paid, but those you are likely to pay in the future as a result of your injury. In order to assess your case, our attorneys will conduct a thorough review of your medical bill and consult with medical experts where necessary.
  • Lost Earnings. In addition to medical costs, your injury may limit your ability to earn an income. When evaluating your case, our lawyers consider not only wages that you have already lost but also the wages you are likely to lose in the future as a result of your injury. Determining lost wages as a result of hospital care, surgeries and recovery may be fairly straightforward. But determining the value of future lost wages requires expertise and experience in personal injury cases.
  • Pain and Suffering. Again, no two cases are alike. Our attorneys will evaluate the pain and suffering you have already experienced and take into account how pain and suffering will affect your life in the future. Not only will we look at physical pain, but we will consider the emotional pain caused by the trauma and grief associated with a major injury or death. Pain and suffering can be difficult to determine, especially when the injury is to soft tissue where broken bones or other injuries may be more obvious. That’s why you need an experienced attorney working on your case rather than a claims adjustor who simply works for the benefit of the insurance company. At Kaster & Lynch, we’ll hire the experts needed to establish the case for your pain and suffering.
  • Loss of Consortium. In someone is seriously injured the court will consider not only the suffering of the individual directly involved in the accident but also its impact on the family. When someone is deprived of the ordinary benefits of a family relationship, they may be entitled to a financial recovery. The loss of consortium may include value of ordinary participation in household activities as well as care, affection and sex.
  • Attorney Experience. When insurance claims adjustors evaluate your case, they use computer programs to evaluate your claim and establish a range of settlements that are financially beneficial to the insurance company. In this scenario, you’re simply a variable in an equation. Once you have an attorney, the track record of that attorney becomes a new factor in the equation. That’s why it’s critical to choose an attorney with a successful track record in cases similar to yours.

At Kaster & Lynch, we’ll take the time to personally evaluate the merits of your case and establish a claim that provides you the maximum compensation to which you’re entitled. We don’t charge any fees unless we win your case.

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