Personal Injury Lawyer | How Much Is My Case Worth?
Personal Injury Lawyer | How do I know how much my case if worth?
To figure out how much your case might yield, estimate the following: medical expenses, property damage, lost earnings, lost future wages and future medical expenses. Most of these are easily quantifiable numbers. For example, if you make $2,000 a month and are going to be out of work, initially, for six months, your lost earnings would be $12,000. Future lost income is trickier to figure because a doctor must estimate how long you’ll be out of commission should you be classified as “disabled” or “unable to work.” Such income could cover everything from a relatively short period of time all the way up to the rest of your life. It must also be estimated whether or not you had any chances for career advancement and the accompanying higher wages that would entail. You must also factor in your personal pain and suffering, especially if you plan to take your case to trial instead of accepting a settlement. At a trial, there is also the possibility of punitive damages against the liable party in the case of egregious negligence, intent to harm or both.
In any case, it would be extremely wise to secure the services of a personal injury lawyer. A lawyer can offer advice, be your advocate at either the negotiating table or the courtroom bench and help you navigate the Gordian knot of paperwork involved in any personal injury case. At Clekis Law, we’d be glad to help, so go ahead and call us today to set up a consultation.
Since 1989, the personal injury lawyers of Clekis Law Firm have been representing injured people and their families in Charleston and throughout the Low Country. At the Clekis Law Firm our clients always come first. If you or a loved one has suffered a serious personal injury due to the negligence of another, don’t be victimized twice. You need someone on your side to help you with your personal injury case and obtain the fair and reasonable compensation that you deserve. Call Clekis at 843.779.1160!
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