Georgia law allows remedies for victims to seek compensation from the parties responsible for the accident. If you have been injured in an accident, you are most likely wanting to know how much your case is worth. In personal injury cases, monetary damages can be negotiated by the victim, through their Atlanta personal injury attorney, in what is known as an out-of-court settlement. Accurately calculating an exact amount of monetary for your physical injuries, lost wages, lost earning capacity, emotional suffering, is very challenging.
How Much Is My Personal Injury Case Worth?
Calculating monetary losses in a personal injury case is not an exact science. The facts and evidence of every personal injury case are unique and there is simply no way to accurately predict how much money you will recover at the end of your case. Your personal injury case will also be influenced by many other factors. After an extensive case review by an Atlanta personal injury lawyer at our law firm, we will be able to offer you a reasonable estimate on how much money could be recovered and pursued by our office. The value placed on your personal injury case will greatly depend on the type and severity of your injuries as well as the long-term consequences of those injuries. For example, if you have a soft tissue injury such as a strained muscle, you would typically expect a smaller monetary award than if you had sustained a broken bone or a laceration. If your personal injury case involved a catastrophic injury, such as brain damage, the monetary award will climb much higher. Keep in mind, recovery is mostly limited by the insurance policy limits of the person or persons responsible for your injuries.
Factors That Influence the Value of Your Personal Injury Case
The value of your Atlanta personal injury case may be influenced by a number of factors, each of which can change at any time throughout your case:
- What part of your body is injured and the extent of those injuries?
- Are your injuries permanent?
- Will you need rehabilitation or long-term care?
- Do your injuries affect your quality of life?
- Did you lose your job as a result of your injuries?
- Did your injury cause a loss of future earning capacity?
- Did your family life suffer as a result of your injuries?
- Did the injury cause anxiety, depression and emotional distress?
- Your age at the time of the accident
These questions and many more will all be considered in calculating the value of any Atlanta personal injury case. Our office will work closely with you to make we have evidence supporting your injury claims. It is not enough to simply say that you will lose work in the future or that your marriage failed because of the injury. Supporting documentation and concrete proof must be provided. Often times, this type of proof will require the opinion of an expert. Our office works closely with experts. Typically, personal injury cases that require expert witnesses, have substantial injuries, and extended recovery periods, will result in a considerably larger settlement.
Categories of Damages
When evaluating an Atlanta personal injury case, damages can be broken down into the following common categories:
- Medical Expenses – includes all medical bills up to the time of settlement, along with future expenses for hospital visits, treatments, therapy, rehab, and medication.
- Lost Income – the amount of lost wages directly related to your injury as well as an estimated loss of earnings due to future inability to work.
- Pain and Suffering – the physical and emotional stress associated with your injury including aches, temporary and permanent limitations on activities, potential shortening of life, depression, or scarring.
- Loss of Enjoyment of Life – the impact of your injuries on the quality of your life, such as participating in every-day activities, your favorite functions, holiday and family gatherings, etc.
- Loss of consortium – the deprivation of the benefits of a family relationship due to injuries caused by your accident. Loss of consortium is limited to close family members, typically a spouse and examples may include loss of companionship, emotional and mental support, love and affection, basic home services, and love and comfort.
Injured? We Can Help
At CAEJ Law, P.C., our Atlanta personal injury attorney works with the best experts, including medical care professionals, accident reconstruction experts, and civil engineers. Calvin A. Edwards, Jr. will help build the strongest possible case for you, where your claims are fully supported, documented and presented in the light specifically designed to secure the maximum recovery for you and your family.
We focus on serious personal injury and wrongful death claims throughout Georgia. Our Atlanta personal injury lawyer handles a wide range of cases, including auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, premises liability, wrongful death, slip and falls, and trucking accidents. We represent individuals who have sustained catastrophic injuries including brain and head injuries, burns, lacerations and broken bones, spine and back injuries, and vision/hearing/sensory injuries.
Atlanta Personal Injury Attorney with a Personalized Touch
It is also important that your Atlanta personal injury attorney is willing to file a lawsuit and take your case to trial if necessary. Why would an insurance company settle a case for a fair amount if it knows that the attorney is not prepared to file a lawsuit? Calvin A. Edwards, Jr. has successfully litigated hundreds of cases and has obtained significant settlements for his clients. Additionally, you should hire an attorney you feel comfortable with and who is honest with you about your case. We will provide you with a fair assessment of your case and, as long as we represent you, we will always keep you updated on all developments in your case. As a client of CAEJ Law, P.C., you will never feel out of touch or out of control.
Don’t give the insurance companies an edge by delaying your case.
Call for a free consultation today. As soon as we are on your side, our legal team guarantees to act immediately to gather important evidence to obtain the best possible outcome. Call our attorney at 470-539-8528.