There is no true way too evaluate a case’s value at the onset of a case. Even the most experienced Orlando injury attorney cannot predict in advance how much compensation you may be able to obtain for your past and future medical costs, past and future lost work wages, past and future pain and suffering and, possibly, punitive damages. In Florida injury law, case facts matter as do the amounts of insurance/assets available for your injury claim. Sadly, Florida has less than stellar auto insurance laws which means there may be no insurance to pay for the injuries you suffer as a result of a car accident.
That being said, before you initiate legal action, you would ideally like to obtain an estimate for what you could collect in a best-case scenario. You would also like some assessment of the expected timeframe to resolve the matter. Speak with an Orlando injury attorney at Dunaway Law Firm, P.A. An Orlando injury attorney could determine a case’s value and how best to move forward.
Factors That Influence Case Value
There are a number of factors Orlando personal injury attorneys look at when evaluating the recoverable losses a victim could obtain.
Did another person, people or business cause you an injury by doing or failing to do something they should have done or not done? Was the conduct an act of negligence, carelessness, or some other fault, cause or contribute to your injury? If so, were they solely liable, or partially liable? Did the wrongdoer intend to harm you, or was it an accident? Were you in some way responsible for the injury or accident?
The quality and quantity of the evidence linking the wrongdoer’s action (or failure to act) to your harm is also a key factor. An Orlando injury attorney at the Dunaway Law Firm, P.A. could ask if you are able to produce videos of the accident, photos of the accident, eyewitness testimony, real or circumstantial evidence, doctor’s reports, police reports, and other evidence to back up your claims and arguments. Could the other party produce counter evidence to eat away at the strength of your arguments or suggest that another person or party should be liable?
Severity of Harm Done
Is the injury a permanent injury or a temporary injury? A permanent injury is condition that will produce forever mental or physical pain. The mental or physical pain may wax and wane like the light of fire, but it will always be there. Examples of permanent injury include, but are not limited to, death, brain injuries, loss of limbs, bulging or herniated disks in your neck or back.
What is the total cost of your past and future medical, surgical, rehab, and therapy bills? Have you lost time at work due to the accident and treatment? Will you be able to go back to your career in the exact capacity; if not, what is the nature and pay scale for your new role? Did a spouse or someone else in your household have to earn more money to make up for the wages you lost?
Do you and/or the liable parties involved have insurance that can cover or partially cover the damages? What is the nature of that insurance coverage? Are all potentially liable insurance companies playing fair, or are some insurers acting in bad faith and trying to squelch legitimate claims or discredit your injuries or damages?
What are your goals going forward? Do you want to extract the maximum amount of money possible? Or do you simply want to settle quickly and put the matter behind you? Are you interested in pursuing justice against perceived wrongdoers, or are you simply looking to obtain a recovery and restore order in your own life? The way you and the defendant comport yourselves in the courtroom; your choice of Orlando injury attorney; and literally dozens of other factors, both in your control and beyond it, can influence your ultimate settlement and verdict.
Learn How an Orlando Injury Attorney Could Help Determine the Value of Your Case
Given the myriad variables at play that have the potential to influence the value of your settlement or trial verdict, your best bet to maximize your results is to work together with an experienced Florida injury law firm. At Dunaway Law Firm, P.A., you could learn how an Injury attorney could determine the value of your case. We have helped injury victims throughout the state for over two decades obtain excellent results, feel satisfied about their outcomes, and restore their lives. We can do the same for you. Contact a Dunaway Law Firm, P.A. today to learn about your case. We provide contingency representation, so you pay no fees or costs unless we win your case. Explore our additional free resources offered on our website.