The amount of money you may ultimately collect, whether by settlement or verdict, will vary depending upon many factors.
These factors include, but are not limited to:
- Liability and Damages, which include how the accident occurred, your available proof, photographs, video, witness statements, experts’ opinions on liability, and experts’ opinions on damages, such as accident reconstruction, biomechanics, doctors, economists, life care planners, and/or vocational rehabilitation experts.
- The nature and extent of your injuries, resultant disability, and other damages sustained, such as past and future medical expenses, which may include hospital, rehab, physical therapy, medical devices, household services, lost wages, loss of pension, loss of annuity, and loss of Social Security benefits.
- The state and county where the action is pending, as well as the judge assigned, are significant factors regarding the value of your claim.
- Lastly, regardless of how seriously injured you are and how substantial the damages suffered, the ultimate amount of money you may receive will be limited to the amount of available insurance coverage, state and county where the action is pending, as well as numerous other factors. The reputation your attorney has with the defense lawyers and insurance companies makes a huge difference in the amount of money you may ultimately receive whether by settlement or verdict.