If you have been hurt in an accident caused by someone else, you may be dealing with a number of unexpected losses. Accidents can leave you with medical expenses, lost income, repair bills, and significant emotional and physical stress and pain. In light of these circumstances, it’s natural to wonder how much your personal injury claim is worth.
The Value of Personal Injury Claims Can Vary Widely
Personal injury claims can be worth a few thousand dollars or a few million. The value of claims ultimately depends on the extent of the losses sustained by victims. For example, an accident in which the victim suffered catastrophic injuries will almost certainly result in more compensation than a slip and fall incident that leaves the victim with a broken arm. Some of the factors that may determine the value of your claim include:
- The severity of your injuries
- Whether you will have any long-term medical issues or disabilities
- Whether you were partially at fault for your accident
- Your occupation and age
Thankfully, an attorney familiar with personal injury law can determine how much your claim is worth and help you recover the compensation you are owed under the law.
Call Us Today to Speak with a Kansas City Personal Injury Lawyer
The most effective way to get the full value of your personal injury claim is to retain a lawyer as soon as you can after an accident. Krause & Kinsman is here to help. To schedule your free consultation, call our office today at 816.307.2352 or contact us online.
When should I call a lawyer?
You should talk to an attorney as soon as you can after an accident.
Do I need a lawyer if the insurance company has offered to settle?
Insurance companies try to settle cases for as little as possible; a lawyer will make sure you get as much compensation as you can.
How much do personal injury lawyers cost?
Personal injury lawyers almost always work on contingency, which means that they will only collect legal fees if they win your case. A standard contingency fee is one-third of your settlement or award.