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What Is My Injury Case Worth?

One of the most common questions we hear after a client has been injured in the Bakersfield area is what kind of compensation the injured party is eligible to recover following an accident. The worth of the case comes down to determining the value of your physical and mental suffering in terms of money. This financial payout will be paid to the injured person by the person responsible for the accident to begin with. What does the court take into consideration when determining this amount?

Valuing Personal Injury Cases

In general, personal injury damages are aimed at compensating the injured person for the accident. Money is used as a way to value the total damages the individual has suffered, which can range depending on the type and severity of the accident in question.

Some of the compensation available includes:

  • Medical care, both present and future
  • Impact on present and future salary and wages
  • Repairs or value of lost property
  • Pain and suffering associated with the accident
  • Psychological impact and distress
  • Loss of enjoyment of regular activities
  • Harm to the relationship between spouses

In some instances, the injured party may also be eligible to recover punitive damages from the responsible party, aimed at punishing them for their involvement in the action to begin with.

Valuing a personal injury case oftentimes involves intense deliberation to show the true extent of the damages caused. For example, your settlement amount may be less if you were shown to have any fault in the accident but may be more if it can be shown that the amount of rehabilitation and recovery costs you will need may be higher, then the settlement may be more. This is why working with an injury attorney can be invaluable when you have suffered a serious personal injury. Don't suffer after an accident! Call the Law Offices of Craig A. Edmonston, a Bakersfield injury attorney, to get the help you need.

Categories: Personal Injury
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