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Why “What Is My Case Worth?” Might Not Be The Right Question For You To Ask Your Personal Injury Attorney


Usually, the first question an injured party asks their personal injury attorney is, “What is my case worth?” Considering the losses that come after an individual sustains a severe injury in an accident, it is understandable why this question is among the most frequently asked. A severe injury leads to thousands and possibly even tens of thousands of dollars in medical bills. When you sustain a severe injury, you might end up losing your income because of being unable to work. Indeed, it’s unfair for a victim of negligence to pay for their medical expenses, even after losing their income. Also, it’s not fair that you have to cope with all that physical, mental, and/or emotional pain because of an accident that could have been prevented. You have the right to obtain compensation from a negligent party.

Unfortunately, “what is my case worth?” may not be the right question to ask your personal injury attorney.

Why “What Is My Case Worth?” Might Be the “Wrong” Question

Unfortunately, there is usually no way for an attorney to accurately predict how much a client’s case may be worth. An attorney may give you an approximate figure, but, ultimately, the facts of your case will determine how much compensation you get. Every car, truck, or pedestrian accident will have its unique dynamics that need to be considered before it can be decided how much a plaintiff should be awarded. Generally, the worth of every personal injury case must be considered on a case-to-case basis. Actually, it would be wrong for your personal injury attorney to promise you that you will obtain a certain amount of money from your personal injury claim.

The amount of compensation you potentially get from your claim is dependent on, among other factors, the following:

  • evidence
  • details of your accident
  • the extent of your injuries

Despite what you may be thinking, the reality is that the amount another plaintiff received in their settlement has almost zero connection to what you will receive after filing your claim. Actually, you probably would not want it to be any other way. The fact that what you are allowed to recover after a car accident is dependent on the damages you incur and not on another person’s case means that you can receive the maximum compensation you deserve. Imagine the alternative, where what one plaintiff receives is dependent on what another one received. In such a situation, many people would end up receiving less than what they deserve.

If you’ve been severely injured in an accident, a better question to ask your attorney would be, “What types of damages can I recover?” At large, victims of negligence in Florida have the right to sue at-fault parties for economic and non-economic damages. In some cases, plaintiffs can also sue for punitive damages, but before suing for such damages, ensure you consult an attorney.

Contact Us for Legal Help

The fact that you are here means that either you or your loved one has sustained injuries in an accident. Our Fort Lauderdale personal injury attorneys at The Pendas Law Firm can help you or your loved one hold the negligent party liable. We can help you obtain compensation depending on the damages related to your case. Contact us today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.

The Pendas Law Firm also represents clients in the Orlando, Miami, Ocala, Tampa, Jacksonville, Fort Myers, Bradenton, Daytona Beach, and West Palm Beach areas.



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