How Much Is My Personal Injury Case Worth?

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“There is a formula I use with every single case [to determine what it is potentially worth]. There are four elements you should be aware of in order to understand your case.”

Wondering what your personal injury case might be worth?

Michael Warshauer is a personal injury attorney with Warshauer Law Group in Atlanta, Georgia. In this video, he explains the elements he uses to determine how much a given personal injury case might be worth. Every case has different circumstances, but having an attorney who has experience with personal injury cases will help you receive the greatest financial benefit. You need someone on your side who can guide you and help you achieve the greatest possible outcome.

To learn more, contact the attorney directly by calling 888-981-5602 or by submitting a contact form on this page. There is no charge for the consultation, and you never owe any out-of-pocket attorney fees.

Key Takeaways From Michael Warshauer:

Understand the elements personal injury cases have in common.

Warshauer says that he uses four elements to assess every personal injury case he takes on. These elements are:

  • How badly are you injured? How severe is your loss?
  • Is there anyone who is responsible for that loss who has the means to compensate you for that loss?
  • How strong is the case?
  • What is the added value of the case? Was there a type of situation that makes the case stand out?

These elements, Warshauer explains, are interconnected and can provide insight into how your case might play out. Cases with greater injury and loss will typically result in a bigger payout, as there is a greater effect on you than a case involving a minor injury or loss. If someone else is responsible for this loss, they need to have some kind of financial capital that can be used to repay you. If they have no assets, you will not be able to receive appropriate compensation.

The strength of the case is very important. Do you have 15 witnesses who saw the incident and know that the other party is responsible? Or is the case a dispute with no witnesses, and both parties claim that they were not at fault? Additionally, for the fourth element, Warshauer looks for details that make the case stand out. Was a drunk driver responsible for your loss?

Did you suffer a workplace injury after being ordered by an employer to do something unsafe? Unusual circumstances catch attention and can help strengthen your case.

There are two different types of damages that you can be potentially awarded for a case.

This, says Warshauer, is a general rule in personal injury cases. Special damages are “things you can add up with a calculator” – this includes medical bills, lost wages, and lost benefits, such as a loss of contribution to your retirement account. Any type of compensation you lose (or money you have to pay) is part of the special damages category.

The other type of damage is non-economic damage. This includes the physical pain and toll of being injured, and the emotional and psychological toll of that physical injury or uncertainty regarding the future of work or social capabilities. These are the costs of an injury that are harder to put a price on.

It is the job of a lawyer to take an account of both of these types of damage and to help a jury understand why these damages need to be awarded.

An attorney can help assess your situation and figure out what kind of damage you should seek, and what you may be entitled to receive.

Coping with an injury or loss is difficult, and coping with it while dealing with a legal proceeding is even more difficult. You may not have the time or resources to fight for compensation on your own or understand what you are owed. An attorney can help you clarify the details of your loss and seek compensation from the appropriate parties. In this way, it is easier and faster for you to receive damages that you need and deserve.

To learn more, contact the attorney directly by calling 888-981-5602 or by submitting a contact form on this page. There is no charge for the consultation, and you never owe any out-of-pocket attorney fees.

Disclaimer: This video is for informational purposes only. In some states, this video may be deemed Attorney Advertising. The choice of lawyer is an important decision that should not be based solely on advertisements.