Every personal injury case is unique and has many factors that determine how much the case is worth. Everything from the severity of injury, to lost work, to even where the accident happened can make a tremendous difference in the final payout once everything is settled.
Here are the biggest factors that can determine the worth of your personal injury case.
Severity of Injury:
Did you undergo surgery for your injury? Did you miss work? All of these things matter, so be sure to keep up to date with all receipts and communication you have with bill collectors.
Pain and Suffering:
If your accident was particularly traumatizing, or happened to cause long-term pain (such as whiplash from a car accident requiring chiropractic care), this could be a factor.
The Police Report:
The initial police report makes a tremendous difference in the value of a case due to assigning fault. If the other driver assumes fault at the scene of the accident, then their insurance company will be defensive from the beginning.
Use of Legal Services:
Using an attorney can make your case worth tremendously more than it would be if you navigated this alone. Professional legal advice can help you keep track of bills, help negotiate with insurance, and more.
If you've been in an accident and can't afford a lawyer up front, that's okay. Use Bart Durham Injury Law, and you'll only pay if you win your case. Call us today at 615-242-9000 for a free legal consultation.