What’s My Claim Worth

When youíve been through trauma and injury, we know the last thing you want to be worried about is money. In the majority of cases we operate on a contingency fee basis, which means we receive payment only when your case is settled.

It would be irresponsible for us to give you an estimate of what your case is worth until we obtained a prognosis from a medical examiner and all the necessary reports from experts pertaining to your situation. We would have to sit with you and review information from physicians involved with your claim and gather as much information as possible to ascertain the manner in which your injuries may progress and determine whether they will affect your daily activities and ability to work. We donít just care about your interests today; we care about your future. In fact, you should be wary of any paralegal or lawyer who tells you they know how much your case is worth at your preliminary consultation.

How much your case is worth is a complex and complicated question because before all documentation pertaining to the case is examined and medical reports have been filed, and all evidence is gathered, itís often impossible to make that kind of assessment. The true value of your claim can only be calculated once all the information about your accident, your injuries, your current employment situation and how your immediate family has been affected.

Other factors that influence a case include the education level and training of the injured person. If you donít have significant education or skills, youíll find it more difficult to obtain work that doesnít involve manual labor. This could mean that the injury youíve suffered would prevent you from obtaining work youíve been doing which would result in a greater loss of income.

Your age affects a claim, for example: the younger you are the longer years of suffering you may endure, again, meaning more suffering and loss of income.

The cost of your case is dependent on two things: disbursements and fees. Fees are payment for our legal services; disbursements are the expenditures we make on your behalf in the advancement of your claim. Court filing fees, expenses of medical reports and long distance telephone charges are example of disbursements.

When your claim is successful, we are paid from the money you are awarded. Disbursements are paid by the Defendant. If we are unable to win your case, you wonít have to pay us any fees.

As you can see many factors have to be considered when assessing an injury claim. Please feel free to call us for an initial consultation, it wonít cost you anything, in fact it would be of great value for you to find out if your claim is warranted. Our highly qualified and professional team is here for you, we want to help you through this trying time to help you regain your dignity and respect. Having proper legal advice is critical to the success of your case. You may be entitled to compensation for loss of income, disability benefits and loss of care so please donít forget that deadlines are crucial to the success of a claim and call us today for a free consultation.

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