How Much Is My Injury Claim Worth?
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If you’re seeking to file an injury claim for a car accident, wrongful death, trucking accident, motorcycle accident, slip and fall, or other type of incident, calculating how much your case is worth may be difficult. You should take into account a variety of both economic and non-economic damages, including the value of medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.
Our personal injury lawyers can help you make sense of the totality your damages so that you can properly assess what your case is worth. Call us at (800) 863-5312 for a 100% free consultation. You pay nothing unless we win.
How Much Is My Injury Claim Worth?
When calculating the value of your injury claim, the first thing you should do is to break down your damages into categories. These include economic damages, like medical bills and lost earnings, and non-economic damages, which are intangible but can be assigned a dollar value.
Non-economic damages can be hard to calculate. Things like loss of sleeping, damage to relationships as a result of your injuries, and a loss of ability to provide for a family, are all examples of non-economic damages, but they are many more.
Will I Be Compensated for My Medical Bills?
After a serious injury, you may accrue medical bills. In many cases, an effective lawyer will be able to help you recover the cost of your medical bills.
In many cases, medical bills from current treatment make up a significant portion of a cases value. Additionally, a realistic estimate of any future medical expenses may be included as well.
Don’t skip treatment! If you are seriously injured, you may be entitled to recover fully for your medical bills, so it is highly advisable that you do not skip any treatment recommended to you by licenses medical professionals.
How Does My Ability to Work Factor Into My Case Value?
A serious injury may likely affect your ability to perform your job effectively. If you have to miss work, or lose your job as a result of your injuries or treatment, that may be included in the economic damages portion of your case valuation.
It is highly advisable that you calculate the value of your current lost wages to date, as well as any wages that you may lose as a result of lost time in future.
What Are Non-Economic Damages?
Non-economic damages, commonly referred to as pain and suffering, do not come with a predefined dollar amount. These are often intangible ways in which the injury has affected you that are not represented in any bills or lost wages.
Many people refer to pain and suffering as the blanket term for non-economic damages. However, pain and suffering are just one type of non-economic damage.
Other types of non-economic damages include:
- Difficulty sleeping
- Loss of consortium
- Inability to partake in hobbies
- Loss of “enjoyment of life”
- Losses related to someone’s reputation
Calculating these damages is often a complex process. A skilled personal injury attorney will be able to help you calculate both economic and non-economic damages.
Get Help from Las Cruces Injury Lawyers
If you or a loved was injured and would like to file an injury claim, our Las Cruces personal injury attorneys can help you seek the compensation you deserve. Mounting an effective personal injury cases begins with understanding how much your case is worth, and our lawyers can help you.
Call us at (800) 863-5312 for a free consultation with a Las Cruces personal injury lawyer. You pay nothing unless we win your case. That’s our no fee guarantee. Meetings with attorneys by appointment only.