When you are involved in a car wreck one of the first things you’ll want to know is how much your case is worth.
Every case is different, and there is no way to predict the exact dollar amount of your claim. An experienced personal injury attorney, however, can look at the factors in your situation to give you an idea of the potential value of your claim.
So, what affects the value of your car accident case?
The answer is many things.
One obvious factor is how badly you are injured.
For example, a permanent or disabling injury is generally going to have a much greater value than minor muscle strain. Did you recover quickly from the accident or were you hospitalized, have to go through rehabilitation or lose time from work?
Liability is another component.
Was the accident the other driver’s fault? If liability is clear, the insurance company has one less thing to argue about.
One not so obvious factor is venue.
Venue is the place the lawsuit will be filed if the case gets to that point. Juries in some areas of Alabama are more generous to accident victims. Insurance companies know this and will often take venue into account in determining what they are willing to pay on a particular claim.
You don’t want to guess blindly at the value of your case when you’re dealing with an insurance company.
You need an experienced personal injury attorney who can help you determine your actual damages and handle the negotiations for you to get the most out of your claim.
Do you want to know how much your car accident case is worth? Call our Tuscaloosa office today at 205-553-5353 for a free consultation with our personal injury lawyers. Let us help you maximize the value of your car accident claim.