Each personal injury case has varying circumstances that determines how much it will be worth. There are various factors that determine what, exactly, that an injury victim should seek. Some of these factors for personal injury include:
- The extent of the injuries
- The total cost of economic damages like medical bills and lost wages;
- The extent of any non-economic damages like pain and suffering or mental anguish;
- And the possibility of seeking punitive damages.
What Are Punitive Damages
Punitive damages are awarded by the court in personal injury cases as additional damages. The primary purpose behind punitive damages is to punish negligent parties rather than just provide the victim compensation. These types of damages are usually only given in cases that involve extreme forms of negligence. Victims in injury cases can obtain compensation from those who are at-fault and their insurance companies; generally, either through settlement (after filing a personal injury claim) or through a trial verdict after a lawsuit has been filed.
If You Need to File A Claim, You Need A Personal Injury Lawyer
Every case is different and it’s important to consult with a qualified attorney to determine how much your specific case’s claim is worth. Don’t trust lawyers who apply a one-size-fits-all approach to personal injury matters. Your personal injury attorney should be able to help you file a claim, present the facts that prove the claim’s value and seek a settlement or trial verdict that meets your needs. If you neglect to get a skilled lawyer as an advocate, you run a greater risk of being under compensated for your injuries or even having your claim unfairly denied. Many insurance companies try to get victims to agree to settlements that are lower than what is deserved.
Very few people will ever fully admit fault for an accident that causes harm or damage to another person. If you’re pursuing financial compensation for your personal injury case, you’ll have to prove fault in a justice system that is so complicated, a single mistake could spell disaster for your case. Even just pursuing restitution is nearly impossible alone.
The experience that a skilled personal injury lawyer brings to the table immediately improves your odds of winning your case. An experienced injury attorney provides:
- Understanding of personal injury law
- Comprehension of courtroom proceedings
- Years and even decades of experience with similar cases
- A close eye for legal details
- Knowledge of settlements and how to win cases
- Support from the other members of the law firm
A common misconception by injury victims is that retaining a personal injury lawyer is impossibly expensive. Depending on circumstances, trial attorneys may even take a small portion of settlement winnings. Without professional representation, you’re likely to walk away with nothing or very little.
If you have been injured in an accident, it’s in your best interest to contact an Arvada injury lawyer. An experienced personal injury attorney can explain your rights and help you make informed decisions about your case. Contact Alhasoon, Glidden & Glidden today for a free consultation about your case.