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What is the Value of My Claim?

Everyone wants to know how much their case is worth. It is the one of the most asked questions personal injury attorneys are faced with. The answer is sometimes a complicated one. There are a wide range of factors that could potentially affect the value of your claim.

A few of the most common factors include:

Severity of Injuries – The severity of your injuries is absolutely the most important determining factor in assessing the value of a potential claim. The cruel truth is that serious, catastrophic injuries are more valuable. Accidents in which injuries are very minor-to-nonexistent, potential claims are worth very little.

Insurance Coverage – Insurance coverage and high policy limits are important for high value claims. It is possible that individuals with low coverage likely have no real assets to recover from if you successfully bring suit against them. It is possible to recover above and beyond policy limits, however, many times, you are left with only the amount of insurance coverage that exists.

Proper Continuing Treatment – Seeking proper medical treatment is vital to maintaining the value of your claim. Individuals that do not seek proper treatment and care right away or have an unexplained lapse of treatment can seriously jeopardize the overall value of their claim. Determining the value of your claim is based mostly on your medical records and billing, so if there are gaps in treatment or any other unusual occurrences, insurance companies are going to call into question why someone would not be undergoing treatment if they are as injured as they report to be. The best advice to avoid this problem is to simply get the treatment that the doctor recommends when they recommend it and to not delay. It will be better for your health and better for your claim.

Additional Aggravating Factors – One of the other major factors that can increase the value of your claim are whether any aggravating factors were present. These may include:

  1. Were you hit by a drunk driver?
  2. Does the at fault driver have a bad driving history?
  3. Did the at fault driver leave the scene of the accident?

These factors could play well to a jury, leading them to punish the at fault driver which could mean more money for your claim.

Based on these factors what can Kovar Law Group help you recover? If you were not at fault you may be entitled to:

  1. Past and future medical bills related to the accident
  2. Past and future lost wages caused by the accident

Lost wages could be affected by their own unique factors

  1. Age
  2. Medical evidence supporting work/life/activity restrictions
  3. Length of employment
  4. Were you at fault?
  1. Property damage including your vehicle and other property; and
  2. Pain and suffering

Kovar Law Group Can Help!

If you’ve been in a car accident, the best thing you can do is seek the help of an experienced attorney. At Kovar Law Group we are well-versed in dealing with these issues and are proficient in gathering the required evidence to secure the best outcome possible. Schedule a free consultation with Kovar Law Group today.

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