Placing a value on a personal injury case is not easy

Placing a value on a personal injury case is not easy.
The most frequent question our clients ask is, “How much money will I receive from my case?” Placing a value on a personal injury case is not easy, but there are three simple tips to consider.

First, cases are generally valued based on the extent of the damages. The greater the damages, the greater the value of the case. For example, a person who suffers a broken bone or other serious injury may be entitled to more damages than a person who simply has a “soft tissue” injury.

Second, the strength of the case in terms of liability is also important (i.e., how did the incident occur?). A medical malpractice case where a physician leaves a sponge in a patient may be easier to prove than a different type of case. Accordingly, the stronger case may be more likely to be successfully resolved.

Third, there are many other damages that are to be considered when valuing a claim. These may include (but are not necessarily limited to) the following:

  • lost wages
  • pain and suffering
  • emotional distress
  • scarring
  • disfigurement
  • medical bills

At Cohen & Cohen, we are a bilingual DC law firm consisting of Washington DC personal injury lawyers and Maryland and Virginia personal injury attorneys. We are committed to representing the rights of injured victims. Specifically, our 6-lawyer boutique trial firm represents people who have been injured by a medical mistake, wrongful death, birth injury, product defect, automobile collision and slip and fall.

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