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What is my Personal Injury Claim Worth

What is my personal injury claim worth? If you are asking this question, it is probably because you suffered injuries and/or damages in some kind of accident that was not your fault.

You may have sustained injuries and/or damages in a car accident, a slip and fall accident or some other kind of accident that was not your fault. The accident was caused by the negligence, recklessness or carelessness of another party.

You understand that you have a right to be compensated for your injuries and/or damages. What you are wanting to know is, “What is my personal injury claim worth, and should I have a personal injury attorney representing me in the handling of the claim?”

Major and severe


If your injuries and/or damages are small and minor, you probably will not need the assistance of a personal injury attorney in order to receive adequate compensation. On the other hand, if your injuries and/or damages are major and severe, you really need the help of a personal injury attorney to get fair and just compensation.

The reason for this is due to the fact that the party responsible for the accident will have an attorney or team of attorneys on their side. This is especially true if your personal injury claim is worth a great deal of money.

In addition, this is probably your first experience in dealing with a personal injury claim. The attorney or attorneys for the other party will probably have years of knowledge, expertise and experience with personal injury claims.

No one knows for sure


With this in mind, what is your personal injury claim worth? No one can tell you for sure what your personal injury claim is worth. However, in most instances, a personal injury attorney will know the approximate worth of your claim, given the injuries and/or damages you have suffered.

How serious are your injuries? What kind of damages have you sustained? How extensive are your injuries? How long will it take you to recover from your injuries? Have you suffered injuries that will leave you with some type of partial or total permanent disability?

The more serious and extensive your injuries and/or damages are, the more your personal injury claim will be worth. In addition, if you are left with some type of partial or total permanent disability, your claim will be worth more.

Cannot afford


You may believe that your personal injury claim is worth a large amount of money. However, you may not think you can afford a personal injury attorney.

The good news is that most personal injury attorneys work on what is known as a contingency fee basis. What this means is that you do not owe them anything unless they win your personal injury claim. If your personal injury attorney does win your claim, they receive a portion of the monetary amount you receive. The amount your attorney would receive is determined by the state in which you live. In most states, it is usually one third of the monetary amount you receive.

The best thing to do is to talk to a personal injury attorney and have your claim evaluated at no cost or obligation to you.

Article written by James Shugart

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