One of the first questions people ask when they are considering their legal rights following a motor vehicle accident, slip and fall, or any other kind of injury, is “What is my case worth?” It is a very good question.
The simple fact is that it is difficult to assess damages in the early stages of a car accident claim. In most circumstances the true cost of an injury is unknown until you have had time to seek medical treatment, receive proper therapy and have had a chance for your body to rehabilitate, mend and get better. It is a process that sometimes can take years and can be very expensive. That is why it is crucial you seek legal representation for car accident claims to ensure you are getting the necessary funding for the treatment you may require. Solicitors with experience in Personal Injury* law have resources available to them and can point you in the right direction for treatment and look after your motor accident claims.
In Personal Injury* cases such as motor vehicle accidents, monetary damages are paid to an injured victim by the at fault driver who is found to be legally responsible for the accident. In most circumstances, an insurance company is responsible for the payment of damages in motor vehicle accidents and slip and fall cases. In most of the cases, the amount of damages can be agreed upon prior to trial at a settlement.
There are many things to consider when assessing the value of a claim in car accident claims. Some of these factors include the nature of your injury, the cause of the injury and the impact that the injury has on your ability to work and on the activities of daily living such as household chores and recreational activities.
Once your Personal Injury* solicitor has received sufficient medical information from your health care providers and any medical specialist, he or she will be in a better position to provide you with a more accurate assessment of your car accident claim. Most Personal Injury* solicitors do this by reviewing the extensive case law available to them, identifying similar cases where previous decisions have been provided by the courts and also considering previous Personal Injury* cases that they have handled.
Disclaimer: *In contentious business a solicitor may not calculate fees or other charges as a percentage or proportion of any award or settlement.