How much is my case worth?
Clients often come into our office with a number of questions about their case, the most common being how much is my case worth? Unfortunately, the answer might disappoint you: it is not possible to estimate the value of the case without a sophisticated understanding of the complex details of the case. An initial consultation is not enough to assess the value of a case, and you should be wary of choosing a lawyer lawyer who claims to know your case’s value after a superficial discussion. Instead, determining the value of a case is an intricate process that depends on a variety of factors.
In simple terms, the severity of the injury directly drives what the case is worth. Making sure that there is enough insurance coverage available is often the hurtle with many of our larger cases.
Another factor that plays a role as to how much your case may be worth are your medical expenses. Medical expenses include hospital and emergency room bills, physician’s bills, physical therapy and other costs related to rehabilitation, and even future medical expenses. Second, in some cases pain and suffering costs are factored in. While pain and suffering costs are almost always difficult to quantify, often times the victim is entitled to at least some compensation. In addition, the cost of your case can be affected by lost wages. In many cases, the victim is injured and unable to work for days or even weeks. In these cases, the victim may be entitled to the money that he or she would have earned if the injury did not occur. Finally, the value of a case could also be affected by the costs of property damage or a number of other factors.
One of the things that many people tend to have difficulty dealing with is their own unrealistic expectations about the value of their case. While some cases are worth millions, other cases are worthless. This is hard for many people to grapple with because for most, no amount of money will ever make up for the harm done to them. While money might never really make you whole again, it is the best that we can do. The personal injury attorneys at Altman & Altman will put our best efforts into getting you the compensation that can make your life easier and ease your financial burdens, even if it will not bring everything back to normal. Additionally, we will be honest about you when talking about how much your case is worth. We will work hard to help you get the most money possible, but we will also be compassionate and understanding in helping you let go of your unrealistic expectations about how much your case is worth.
Call the Experienced Personal Injury Lawyers of Altman & Altman LLP Today at 617.492.3000 or 800.481.6199
If you or someone you know think that you might have a personal injury claim in Massachusetts, the only way to find out is to call a personal injury lawyer. The team of personal injury attorneys at Altman & Altman, LLP is experienced and dedicated. We offer proven results, unmatched knowledge and skill, and personalized client service. Please call us at 617.492.3000 or 800.481.6199 (toll free) or contact us online, and we will provide you with a free consultation. We are available around the clock. We look forward to hearing from you.