What are the factors in the worth of personal injury cases? This question is one we have been asked many times at the Law Offices of Nick Del Pizzo, a Baltimore Law Firm. All too often, this is left much too vague in the public spectrum, so today we’d like to inspect.
Personal Injury Case Factors
When you speak with a lawyer about pursuing a personal injury case, you might be interested in learning how much your case is worth. While these cases vary by circumstances and the severity of the injuries, there are several factors you can calculate into the worth of your personal injury case.
Hospital and Medical Bills
There’s a possibility that after your accident, you sustained injuries serious enough to accrue high medical bills. These bills could include expenses for an ambulance ride, an emergency room visit, prescription medication, surgery, follow-up visits with the doctor, physical therapy, and a wide range of other medical costs. The more of these bills you have to pay, the higher the worth of your case.
You should also factor into the worth of your case any future medical bills you’ll have. For example, if you have an injury or condition that is going to require lifelong care, calculate how much that care will cost you by the end of your lifetime and include that in the worth of your case.
Damage to Property
Depending on the type of accident you were involved in, you could have property damages as well. For example, if you were in a car accident, your vehicle could be damaged and require thousands of dollars’ worth of repairs. You should include those repair costs in the worth’s calculation of your case.
Many times, in personal injury cases, the plaintiff has to miss a certain amount of work while recovering from injuries. You can include the amount of work and wages you missed when determining how much your case is worth. You should also keep in mind the amount of work you’ll miss in the future and calculate that into the total as well.
If your injury or condition has made it so that you can’t perform your regular job, you could also include loss of earning capacity. For example, perhaps your arm was detached while performing a job on an assembly line. You wouldn’t be able to perform that job anymore, so you could end up with a decreased salary as you take on employment in another capacity. The more wages you lose, the greater the worth of your case.
About The Law Offices of Nick Del Pizzo
At the Law Offices of Nick Del Pizzo, we make ourselves available for our clients in a variety of case types. Ranging from foreclosure, bankruptcy, personal injury or medical malpractice. Whatever your legal need is, we are there for you, seven days a week. Your case becomes our cause, and we will seek the best resolution possible.