Knowledgeable personal injury lawyers who regularly represent neck injury cases understand the numerous factors that can impact the value of these claim types. And, unlike insurers, they will go the extra mile to maximize your settlement or jury award. Why? Because you are their client, their job is to ensure your best interests are the focal point of any compensation you receive.
When you consult with the highly skilled attorneys of Morgan & Morgan about your neck injury, we will include some of the following factors when evaluating your case:
The Scope of Your Neck Injury
One of the most critical elements that impact a neck injury compensation calculator is the scope of harm you suffered. Our attorneys not only look at how severely you were hurt but to what extent your condition affects you now and into the future. This includes how your day-to-day life is affected, as well as your career.
For instance, if you suffered a broken vertebra because an object fell and struck you on the job, leaving you permanently disabled. This injury would devastate your entire life and impact those who rely on you for financial support. On the other hand, should you have only suffered a mild instance of whiplash while painful and potentially causing you to miss a week of work, you'll likely make a full recovery and not have future repercussions.
Having a knowledgeable legal adviser with in-depth experience to properly evaluate the scope of your neck injury is crucial in determining a realistic claim value.
Scope of Medical Care and Treatment Expense Your Neck Injury Requires
Another big factor that influences neck injury compensation calculators that attorneys rely on is the treatment you need to recover and the overall cost of care. Obviously, the more severely you were hurt, the more extensive care you will need. This determination will also include future fees based on your doctor's prognosis of your condition.
If you were hurt so badly that your neck required a spinal fusion to correct the harm caused, your attorney would likely ask for a higher compensation amount. If you were lucky enough only to need a few months of physical therapy and missed minimal work time, the damages you ask for may be minimal.
Your Liability in Getting Hurt
Even if you are partially at fault for your accident injuries, this doesn't mean you aren't entitled to compensation. But, your lawyer will need to consider this when determining what amount of damages they should demand from the other liable party.
Keep in mind that there are limits on how much personal liability you can have depending on the state where your case takes place. You can also expect your final injury award to get reduced by the amount you are at fault for.
Review Previous Case Settlements for Neck Injury Cases Similar to Yours
When you work with an experienced neck injury attorney to calculate what damages you have suffered from your accident, they will also review previous cases similar to yours. Knowing how juries awarded victims for the severity of their injuries is crucial if a lawsuit needs to be pursued should the insurer not negotiate fairly. Remember that insurance companies will do the same and may consider renegotiating instead of going to court.