Each personal injury claim has different circumstances that determine how much it will be worth. The amount of compensation that an injury victim should seek will depend on various factors.
Such factors include:
- The extent of the injury;
- The total cost of the economic damages, such as medical bills and lost income;
- The extent of non-economic damages, such as pain and suffering and mental anguish;
- And the possibility of seeking punitive damages.
What are punitive damages?
Punitive damages are additional damages that the court can award in personal injury cases. The primary purpose of these damages is to punish the negligent party rather than to simply compensate the victim. These types of damages are usually only given in cases that involve the most extreme forms of negligence. Injury victims can obtain compensation from the at-fault parties' insurance companies either through settlement (after filing an injury claim) or through a trial verdict (also after filing a lawsuit).
Ask A Personal Injury Lawyer About Your Case
Because each case is different, you will need to consult with a qualified attorney to determine how much your specific claim is worth. Do not trust a lawyer who uses a one-size-fits-all approach when dealing with personal injury matters! Your lawyer should be able to help you file a claim, present the facts that prove your claim's value, and seek a settlement or trial verdict that actually meets your needs. Without having a skilled lawyer on your side, you run a greater risk of being undercompensated or of having your claim unfairly denied. Many insurance companies try to get victims to agree to settlements that are lower than what they actually deserve.
My name is John Fetto, and I am a Walnut Creek personal injury attorney who has never lost a case that I have taken to litigation. When you come to my firm, Fetto Law Group, you get to benefit from one-on-one legal counsel. Once you schedule a free consultation, I can sit down with your and discuss your case so we can, together, determine how much compensation you should be seeking.
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