Following an injury due to the negligence of another person, there may be a constant flow of medical bills, time away from work, pain & suffering, and in some cases, permanent damage. You shouldn’t and don’t have to be held responsible to pay for these things on your own. Knowing this may leave you wondering just how much you can expect to receive from your personal injury lawsuit.
Unfortunately, there is no way of providing an exact number on your case value, as there are many things that impact the settlement amount of a personal injury claim. However, an experienced Los Angeles personal injury attorney should be able to give you a very accurate estimate based on their experience and the details you provide to them.
What Damages Are You Entitled to Recover?
In personal injury law, damages are split into two categories: economic and non-economic damages.
Economic damages include things such as:
Loss of wages
Time away from work
Medical expenses (including surgery, therapy, and medication)
These damages are essentially “monetary” losses. They can all be linked back to a direct cost which is the result of the accident.
Non-economic damages include:
Pain and suffering
Loss of enjoyment in things you once enjoyed
These damages are much harder to pursue, as there is no tangible dollar amount that can be associated with them—because each case is so different. However, this is not to say that they can’t be sought out. This is where the help of working with a well-versed personal injury attorney will prove to be beneficial to you. They will be able to put a dollar amount on your non-economic damages and ensure you are able to pursue compensation on their behalf.
Maximize Your Claim, Call Gerald Marcus Today
In the world of personal injury and working with insurance companies, those who choose to pursue compensation without an attorney are seen as someone who is an easy target, or a great way to save themselves money. They often see individuals without legal representation as someone they can take advantage of due to knowing that they won’t be taken to court, meaning they often try to offer unreasonably low offers.
These offers are made because they prey on the injured. Insurance companies are aware that an individual who has been seriously injured is often strapped for cash due to the many expenses associated, and that they will likely jump on any offer presented to them.
This is where the experience and compassion of working with a Los Angeles personal injury attorney can prove to be beneficial to you and your claim. For over 30 years, our team here at The Law Offices of Gerald L. Marcus has been helping the injured victims of Los Angeles pursue the maximum possible compensation for their case.
Don’t let the negligence of another person negatively impact the rest of your life. Call us today at (800) 905-8777 to schedule your free case evaluation today.