If you have been injured in an accident in Alabama, fighting for monetary compensation can be on the forefront of your mind. While many of our clients ask, “How much is my claim worth?” there is no simple answer. This can be frustrating to many who may be relying on a settlement for their recovery, however, the reality is that a number of evolving factors can influence the final value of a claim. Typically, a settlement is greatly dependent on a victim’s ability to quantify the damages they have suffered. If you have questions about the details of your accident, do not hesitate to contact our Birmingham personal injury attorneys.
Factors which may affect the value of your claim include:
- Medical bills: It is no secret that medical care can be extraordinarily expensive. Costs related to hospitalization, medical equipment, prescription medication, and general treatment can quickly pile up and any settlement should take the full cost into account. However, not all injuries will be immediately apparent and it is important to document exactly how your condition evolves.
- Pain & suffering: A key factor in determining claims, pain and suffering can include both the physical and mental damages you have experienced. The ability to communicate how your injuries have affected you can greatly affect a potential settlement.
- Reduced quality of life: An accident can forever change the way you live your life. Severe injuries may prevent victims of car accidents from performing tasks which they enjoy. For example, injuries to the lower extremities can make it difficult for an outdoors enthusiast to continue hobbies such as hiking, camping, or mountain biking.
- Damage to property: Almost every car accident involves property damage of some kind. Many of us depend on our vehicles for both our personal and work related responsibilities. Documenting all property damage early end precisely can be critical in maximizing the overall value of your claim.
- Missed work: An injury can take a toll on your income in multiple ways. Victims may be unable to work during their recovery, keeping them from earning much-needed income. Damages can include both lost wages as well as projected time off. This can be especially true in cases where an injury prevents a person’s ability to continue in their chosen profession altogether.
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Seeking restitution in a personal injury claim is an ongoing process and our Birmingham, Alabama personal injury and car accident attorneys can help you to understand what you may expect in your case. We are highly knowledgeable of the regulations, laws, and injuries specific to car accidents and have a proven track record of helping clients to seek justice. If you have suffered an injury and are ready to fight for the compensation you deserve, contact Jaffe & Erdberg today.
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