Any lawyer who gives an opinion as to the specific value of the case without the benefits of fully and completely investigating and reviewing every item of liability, as well as damages, is either inexperienced, incompetent, or inept. Each and every case is different, and a competent, experienced lawyer will spend the time, money, and resources to conduct a thorough investigation. The lawyer will obtain and review every single document, record, and report; retain appropriate experts; and review the applicable law prior to rendering an opinion to the value of the case. To do otherwise is a disservice to you, the client.
After careful consideration and evaluation of your case, an experienced lawyer should be able to give you a range of what your case is worth based upon the specific facts of your case, the applicable law, and previous cases he or she has handled with similar liability and damages.