Personal injury cases go hand-in-hand with negligence. If you are injured by a person who didn’t act with care, that person may be negligent.
If the other person was indeed negligent, you have a right to recover compensation for your resulting injuries.
We suggest that you hire an experienced attorney to help you assess how much your personal injury case in Ohio is worth.
What Damages Are Considered?
Personal injury accidents generally result in physical, financial, and sometimes even emotional harm. The worth of your personal injury case is based mainly on your losses. Generally, our legal system allows accident victims to seek compensation for the following types of damages:
- Lost wages,
- Medical expenses,
- Replacement or repair of property damage,
- Cost of living with a disability,
- Future losses and expenses resulting from the injury,
- Lost earning capacity,
- Mental anguish and emotional harm,
- Pain and suffering, and
- Funeral costs associated with the death of a loved one in a wrongful death case.
Determining the worth of your personal injury claim is a multi-step process that includes identifying who was at fault and estimating the value of your losses. Along with the list above, an attorney may find that there are additional losses you can recover.
How Can I Maximize the Value of My Claim?
Your attorney will gather the facts of the case, estimate your damages, and file legal paperwork. These things are at the heart of pursuing a claim, with your damages having the greatest impact on the value of your case. The lawyer will then maximize your claim’s value by doing three primary things:
- They will assess the true value of all your damages;
- They will review prior court records of similar cases and the resulting court-ordered damages; and
- They will compare settlement amounts for similar personal injury cases.
For your part, hiring an attorney, complying with that attorney’s requests, and keeping accurate records to provide to your attorney are necessary to maximize your claim’s worth.
What Should I Know About Dealing with Insurance Companies?
Insurance companies handle personal injury cases regularly, so they maintain a staff of expert attorneys to look out for their best interests. Because of this, it would be best if you allowed an attorney to speak with the insurance company on your behalf.
Insurance companies will often seek to settle the case directly with you. Doing so allows them to avoid any chance of paying you a higher amount through attorney negotiations or trial. When you accept their offer for a set amount for your damages, you enter into a contract. That settlement contract ends your opportunity to seek further compensation for your damages.
We recommend hiring your own experienced attorney to deal with insurance companies, so you get the amount that your personal injury case is worth.
Seek legal counsel if you have suffered injury in an accident. Timely legal representation by an experienced personal injury attorney must be the first step in addressing your case and determining your injuries’ value. It is imperative that you contact an attorney as soon as possible if you think the negligence of another caused you any type of harm.
Contact Bensinger Law for Your Personal Injury Needs
Aaron Bensinger of Bensinger Law provides excellent personal injury and civil litigation service to clients from various backgrounds. He and his team strive for unmatched representation.
Bensinger Law is proud to provide assistance in Lima, Findlay, Van Wert, Kenton, Elida, and throughout the state of Ohio. Aaron Bensinger is an experienced, driven, and committed attorney. Contact him for a free consultation today.