What money can I recover from a personal injury claim?
A personal injury claim can be comprised of various types of damages. Because of our reputation and experience we are typically successful in settling our client’s cases without the need for litigation. However, when analyzing the settlement value of a case, it is useful to consider that a typical jury verdict requires the jurors to award compensation for the following categories of damages:
- Past medical expenses
- Future medical expenses
- Past wage loss
- Future loss of earning capacity
- Past pain, suffering, disability and disfigurement
- Future pain, suffering, disability and disfigurement
- Spouses claim for loss of society, companionship, and services of their injured spouse.
If you settle your bodily injury claim, it must include compensation for all the types of damages available to you, or you will likely lose your right to recover for those losses.
There is no minimum or maximum settlement amount. However, if the damages in a case are quite small, retaining a lawyer may not be economically prudent. The lawyers at The Previant Law Firm have many years of experience working with clients to help assign a “value” to each of their cases. We will give you an honest appraisal of whether a lawyer should become involved, or whether it is something you can handle yourself.