How Much is My Car Accident Claim Worth?

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This is one of the most commonly asked questions our Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorneys are asked, and it is also one of the most difficult to answer. There are numerous variables affecting the “value” of a case, so it is impossible to offer a standard amount. But what we can offer is a thorough analysis of your case and a diligent process to create a claim that demand the maximum possible compensation for your injuries.

Liability

Who is at fault for the accident, known as liability, is the first issue our attorneys consider. This determines what an insurance company should pay based on what the insured driver is liable for in the accident. Numerous factors are considered in the evaluation of liability claims, and each must be judged on its own.

Comparative Negligence

Sometimes liability does not lie only with one side of an accident; both drivers can have some degree of fault. In Florida, the principle of comparative negligence involves the amount of recovery for an individual based on the percentage of that person’s fault. A person’s negligence, or fault, in the accident is normally subtracted from the amount that person would otherwise recover if the other driver were at 100% fault. For example, if a person is 50% at fault for the accident, that person can have damages reduced by 50%. If the damages are $100,000, then that person’s recovery cannot exceed $50,000.

Damages

A person involved in an accident largely the fault of another driver oftentimes faces overwhelming expenses based on the severity of the injuries incurred. But not all damages are economic – some do not have a price directly attached to them. This is why an excellent South Florida personal injury attorney works diligently to determine a strong claim including economic and non-economic damages, considering factors such as:

  • Past medical bills
  • Future medical bills
  • Past lost wages
  • Loss of future earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Altered quality of life
  • Disfigurement or physical impairment

A car accident case does not have a simple formula applied to in in order to determine the case’s worth. It is your South Florida personal injury attorney’s job to determine the case value based on a thorough and diligent investigation into the details of each particular case.

GMV Law Group has determined, based on their experience with car accident cases throughout the State of Florida, have determined at least a “range of value” for most cases. After gathering all the medical records and bills, and after considering the client’s progression after the accident, then our attorneys are able to determine at least an approximate value at this stage of their analysis.

A responsible attorney will not offer a statement of value for a case before receiving all information on the case. This is why it is vital to find an attorney who will work diligently and in a time-sensitive manner to uncover every possible detail of your case in order to create the strongest possible calculation of value, proof of liability, and likelihood for maximum compensation.

Contact us today if you want one of our attorneys to begin working for YOU. We are ready to offer you a free consultation where we can discuss your case with you, as well as the possibility of representing you as you seek the compensation you deserve. Call us to schedule your consultation today, or send us an online message.
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