What Is The Value Of My Personal Injury Claim?
Every person involved in a personal injury claim wonders about how much the case might be worth. It is one of the questions we are asked most frequently.
At Smith, Feddeler & Smith, P.A., we have decades of experience handling all types of personal injury matters. Our lawyers know how to assess cases well, and we fight to get each client the best compensation award possible. We will walk you through every step of your case and help you know as closely as possible what to expect. Our law firm represents clients in Tampa, Orlando and throughout central Florida.
Factors Affecting Compensation Awards And Settlements
Every case is different, and there are many factors influencing the amount of the final compensation package you might receive in your case, including:
- Actual immediate damages: Medical bills, property damage and lost wages are the most immediate and concrete factors a court will consider when determining an award.
- Soft damages and long-term damages: In addition to the most concrete and immediate damages you could be awarded, there are also more speculative factors like diminished quality of life and long-term medical expenses like physical therapy, lifelong medications, adaptive technologies needed to help with long-term injuries and long-term loss of earning capacity.
- Shared liability: If you are also found to be partially responsible for the accident that caused your injuries, it could reduce your overall compensation.
- Unpredictable factors: The insurance companies involved and their attorneys, the particular judge and jury involved in your case, the quality of witnesses and evidence available and other related factors are extremely difficult to predict but could be highly influential to the outcome of your case.
With these cases, there is a lot that can change to impact your case. For this reason, we can usually give a range early on of what your case might be worth, but these numbers are never guaranteed. Our lawyers can help you through the entire process to make sure you know as much as possible how things are going and how everything is proceeding.