What Is My Case Worth?
One of the first questions that people ask us using during an initial consultation is "What is my case worth." In reality, no attorney can answer that question right away. The value of your case will depend on how the injury affects your life, and that can take time to determine.
At Aiken & Jacobsen in Sacramento, California, our attorneys offer a free initial consultation to discuss the factors that can affect the value of your case.
Determining Personal Injury Compensation
Some of the factors that determine the potential value of your case include:
- Past and future medical expenses: The cost of your medical care cannot be determined until you either recover completely or, if you won't make a complete recovery, you reach what is known as maximum medical improvement. This may take time.
- Length of recovery: If you recover in a month or two, your case will be worth less than if you have to live with pain and disability for several months.
- Past and future lost wages: How much income will you lose as a result of your injuries? If you suffered a permanent injury, how will it affect your future earnings?
- Pain and suffering: How does the injury affect your life? For example, are you able to pick up your children? Are you able to do the things you enjoy? Our job as your attorneys is to help you document and value losses that are general in nature and can't be determined using a calculator. Pain and suffering are usually the most significant factors in a personal injury case.
Our attorneys have more than 50 years of combined legal experience helping injured people receive the maximum recovery for their losses through settlement or jury verdict. As former insurance defense attorneys, we know how insurance companies value cases.
Contact Our Sacramento Personal Injury Lawyers
To schedule a free consultation to discuss the value of your case with a personal injury lawyer at our firm, call (916) 550-9634. We handle all accident cases on a contingency fee basis, so you pay no fees to us unless we recover compensation for you.