Monthly Archives: July 2015
I Feel Like My Case is Worth More…What Do I Do? Understanding the Value of Your Personal Injury Case.
Written on July 24, 2015 at 10:37 am, by Doar, Drill & Skow
Personal Injury attorneys get asked about the value of cases often. Due to the number of aspects that can affect a claim’s value, or the insurer’s willingness to make a particular offer, it can be difficult to accurately estimate a claim’s worth. With that said, an experienced personal injury attorney can review several key factors of your case to help set the stage for a successful outcome.
First, the question of liability comes into play. Who’s at fault? If you bear any portion of fault for the accident, you may consider accepting a lower settlement. Your attorney should be able to evaluate liability by reviewing the accident report and police narrative, if one exists. In some instances, there is a shared agreement between the parties involved not to contact police following an accident. Please note that this is not usually advisable. In the absence of a formal accident report, there is no documented proof of liability or guarantee of credible insurance information for a potential claim for damages.
The weather conditions at the time of the accident can also factor
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