Getting unexpectedly injured in a traumatic accident can leave you feeling out of sorts in a variety of ways. Depending on the severity of your injuries, you may be feeling physically exhausted throughout the recovery process. You may also have to take time away from work, and because the accident has caused such a disruption in your life, the emotional effects can be significant.
When trying to figure out how much your claim is worth, your physical and emotional suffering will be considered as well as the medical expenses you’ve accumulated. At The Kindley Firm, APC, a San Diego personal injury lawyer can maximize your settlement by examining all of your possible damages.
Compensatory damages are those awarded in personal injury claims to account for the numerous ways in which the injured victim has experienced loss. These damages are divided into economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages are ways in which the victim has experienced loss financially. These damages can include medical expenses, loss of income, and property damage.
Non-economic damages are ways in which the victim’s lifestyle has been affected. These damages can include loss of consortium, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life.
Your lawyer will examine the ways in which you’ve experienced loss and then monetize these damages to calculate your overall claim value. Usually, non-economic damages can be monetized using a custom formula. For example, pain and suffering may be calculated by multiplying your medical expenses by three.
If you’re curious how much your personal injury claim is worth, hiring an experienced attorney will be helpful is getting specific answers. At The Kindley Firm, APC, you can schedule a free consultation in which we briefly discuss your case and determine the future potential of your settlement.
If you’re ready to speak with a San Diego personal injury lawyer, you can schedule your free consultation today by calling 619-550-1313 or by filling out the contact form below.