When a person suffers an injury at the fault of another party, one thing becomes clear. That victim deserves financial compensation for the losses they incur. If you are that victim, you may be worried about filing a personal injury claim. Is it worth your time? Will it result in any real value to you? Generally, the answer to this is yes. Many times, our personal injury attorneys in Little Rock help victims recover damages without a lot of hassle. However, knowing how much you will receive in a settlement is very difficult to pinpoint.
Mr. LeVar and our team at the Law Offices of Alan LeVar Injury Lawyers are here to answer all of your questions. We strive to provide you with one-on-one support, and that includes giving you some insight into what your claim may be. However, there is no simple formula for this.
Do You Have a Case?
The first and primary step we need to take is to verify whether or not you have a case. This depends on the circumstances of course. Many times, this is easy to show. You have injuries, medical bills, and even lost time at work all the result of the injuries you sustained. Someone else caused you to suffer those injuries. This may be clear, too. For example, if you are in a car accident, the police will make a decision about fault. This can then be used to support your claims for any losses you suffered.
In other cases, it is not that clear-cut. We must provide a risk existed and that someone’s actions or inactions caused you to suffer loss. Though it may seem challenging, our team will help you determine this.
It is important to know we cannot guarantee – and no qualified attorney could – that you will win your case. No one can promise you will receive a settlement. We can only use previous cases like yours to gather this information.
What Types of Claims Can You Make?
The next step we take is to determine what all of your losses are. This varies from one situation to the next. Here are some examples.
You were hurt, and you went to the doctor. You now have medical bills you would not have had if the incident did not occur. Medical bills include everything from an emergency room visit to the long-term care you need for rehabilitation. These tend to be easy to prove because you have information and bills to use as proof.
Lost Time at Work
You can generally claim lost time at work when it relates to the incident. This includes missing work that day because you had to go to the emergency room. It also includes the time you missed for medical procedures or to come to court for your case.
Pain and Suffering
This is an area many people wonder about and believe either that they should be given a significant amount of money or worry they do not qualify. When you are in an accident, you suffer pain. You suffer emotional distress. You may have mental anguish as you try to overcome what happened and get back to your life. This may even lead to depression or anxiety. Pain and suffering is often the hardest component of your claim to put a dollar value on. It is up to the court to determine how much suffering occurred and the value of it.
You may have lost a limb. In some cases, you may have lost a loved one who died as a result of the accident. Or, you may have lost companionship or the ability to do things you loved doing. These are all types of losses that may qualify you for compensation.
So, What Is Your Claim Worth?
You may find personal injury claim calculators online or claims made by other attorneys. This is never going to provide an accurate estimate for you. The only way to gather an estimate is to come in and speak to your personal injury attorney in Little Rock. We cannot make promises to you, no attorney can. But, we can offer insight into cases like your own.
Schedule a Free Consultation and Case Review to Find Out More
Our Little Rock personal injury attorney is happy to answer your questions to the best that we can. To do so, we encourage you to first schedule a free case review. During this meeting, we can discuss your case and your losses. We can talk about what you can claim and what may not apply. There is no obligation and no risk to coming in for a consultation. With years of experience, our insight is often all you need to determine if you should move forward. Call our offices to schedule an appointment at 888-220-7068 or use our online contact form now.