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    What Is the Value of My Case?

    “What is the value of my case?” is a valid, frequently-asked question. All cases have value to those who are involved in them, but it can be complicated to put a finite, monetary value on a personal injury case without doing research or analyzing how the law pertains to individual situations. It is often difficult for people to do this when they are not trained in the law. Talking to a trained lawyer, is a good way to start getting an answer to the question, “What is the value of my case?”

    One of the most frequent questions our clients ask is, “How much money will I receive from my case?” Placing a value on a personal injury case is often not easy, but an experienced lawyer can help you determine the answer to your question, “What is the value of my personal injury case?”

    There are many factors that go into determining the kind and amount of compensation a victim will get. We hope that the information in this article will be helpful to you to understand how a lawyer can figure out the value of a case.

    Three Common Ways Cases Are Valuated

    1. Damages: Cases are generally valued based on the extent of the damages. The greater the damages, the greater the value of the case. For example, a person who suffers a broken bone or other serious injury may be entitled to more damages than a person who simply has a soft tissue injury. It can be more difficult to determine the monetary damages of cognitive and emotional injuries, but these types of injuries may still be considered part of the claim.
    2. Strength and Liability: Determining the strength of the case in terms of liability is also important — i.e., how the did the incident occur, and how responsible is the person/entity that caused the accident?
    3. Calculating Damages: There are many other damages that are to be considered when valuing a claim. These may include (but are not necessarily limited to) the following:
    • Lost wages
    • Pain and suffering
    • Property damage
    • Emotional distress
    • Scarring
    • Disfigurement
    • Medical bills
    • Future lost wages
    • Future medical bills

    As mentioned above, the strength and liability of your case is a factor in determining the answer to the question, “What is the value of my case?” In some types of cases, it is very easy to prove that the accused party was responsible; other types of cases are not so cut-and-dry.

    Medical malpractice cases, for example, are common types of personal injury lawsuits. If a surgeon left a surgical sponge inside a patient while operating, proving liability in this case might be very easy. If a physician prescribed a medication that ended up causing harm to a patient, or if a doctor did not read test results correctly, it might not be so easy to show liability. The clearer the liability proof in a case, the easier it may be to determine a monetary value for damages.

    Contact Cohen and Cohen, P.C. Today
    There are many complicated issues to examine in each case, regardless of the initial perceived strength of a case. If you are still wondering, “What is the value of my case?” you can contact one of the compassionate personal injury lawyers at Cohen and Cohen, P.C. for a free case evaluation. Simply visit our contact page or call us at one of our offices:

    • (202) 955-4529 (DC)
    • 301-250-1957 (MD)
    • (703) 548-4529 (VA)

    If it turns out that you need a lawyer, the sooner you speak to one, the sooner they can start doing research to protect you and determine the value of your case. If you’re still looking for an answer to your question, “What is the value of my case?”, please call us today.

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