How much is my personal injury claim worth?
After suffering an injury, many questions come to mind. How did this happen? Who is responsible? How can I make ends meet if I am forced to miss work?
As a personal injury attorney in Houston, Hilda Sibrian often finds that people want to know how much their lawsuit is worth.
This question, as you can imagine, is very difficult to answer precisely. Every situation is different, involving different injuries and circumstances. Properly evaluating the worth of a case takes the skill of an experienced lawyer. There is no simple calculation. A personal injury case will depend on the following variables, among other things:
- Body type
- Impact level
- Direction of impact
- Vehicle make
- Diagnostic testing/diagnosis
- Venue or county in which impact occurred
- Areas of the body that were affected
- Type of vehicle that impacted you
- Witness statements
- Factors affecting the credibility of witnesses
- Pre-existing injuries
- Aggravating factors
- Punitive or exemplary damages
- Other factors
You may seek monetary compensation for the following claims:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering and mental distress
- Future medical care
- Future earning potential
- Other claims
As you can see, it is extremely difficult to even estimate what a claim may be worth. If you have spoken with an attorney that has given you a concrete number, it is worth questioning how they arrived at such an estimate.
If you have been injured in an accident caused by the negligence of another, contact The Law Offices of Hilda Sibrian to speak with one of our attorneys. Our staff will be honest and thorough when examining the details of your claim. We will discuss the circumstances surrounding your injury, address your concerns and questions, and provide a safe arena for you explore your legal options.
Do not try to simply bear the burden of your injury alone. Reach out to our Houston offices today.