There are many different variables that influence a final dollar value on your personal injury claim and you should never rely on a particular amount before heading to trial. There are many different factors that can influence the value of a personal injury claim and this can also change over the course of a trial as well.
Every case is different, but there are several common factors that you may want to consider in terms of decreasing or increasing the amount of compensation you might be able to receive as the victim of a San Diego car accident. In order to determine the value of your claim, one way to do this is to use a multiplier in conjunction with the amount of pain you have suffered as a result of the injuries you’ve sustained. The higher the number is, the higher your settlement offer is likely to be. Some of the factors that can indicate a higher multiplier in this situation include:
- Medical expenses related mostly to treatment
- Hard injuries like a joint injury, a head injury, broken bones
- Long recovery period
- Long term treatment period for the injury
- Disruptions in your daily life
- Emotional or physical distress as a result of the injury
- Permanent injury
All of these factors can influence the bottom-line of the personal injuries settlement offer. You should never expect to receive a particular amount in your settlement offer as there are so many factors involved in determining what you may win if successful in a case like this.
SENIOR PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY & FIRM FOUNDER
Michael Pines is a former insurance company attorney who graduated from the University of California Hastings College of the Law in 1987. While he was an insurance attorney, he learned from behind the scenes how insurance companies work and how they decide how much to pay injured people. Now that he works against insurance companies, Michael’s inside knowledge has resulted in significant benefits to his clients injured in car accidents. Learn more about Michael Pines