What Is my Case Worth?
It is impossible to make generalizations about the value of any case without knowing the details of the harm caused and the manner in which it was caused. One of the most important jobs that your attorney will conduct is leaving no stone unturned when it comes to detailing all possible losses that will translate into a legal recovery. The law allows recovery for a wide range of situations, many of which may not be readily apparent to the injured party. This includes past medical bills, future medical and rehabilitation costs, therapy, lost past wages, lost future income, pain and suffering, and more.
In addition, an attorney can explain how your family members might recover on their own. When someone is injured, other members of the family are often adversely affected as well. Those harms can often be recovered separately from the damages awarded to the individual hurt. Your attorney will explain whether that applies in your case.
The lawyer will consider a range of issues when making determinations about what damages to seek. Do not fall for the trap of believing the worth of your case from the insurance company. They are not advocating for your interests and have incentives to drastically underestimate the value of your losses. Only a legal professional with a duty to fight for your interests can provide a fair assessment of the value of your case.