You are not the first person to ask us that questions, and you certainly will not be the last. For any car accident case or claim, the value of your case is driven by many factors such as the amount of your medical bills, your wage loss, the extent of your injuries, and the effect that the accident had on your and your family’s livelihood. If a family member is killed in an accident, the value of the wrongful death claim is even more complicated and may require expert analysis.
Any Washington car accident case involves two types of damages: economic damages and non-economic damages. Economic damages are the types of damages that can be calculated and easily reduced to numbers. These include the total amount of medical expenses, out-of-pocket expenses, or lost wages. Non-economic damages include things like pain and suffering, lost enjoyment of life and emotional damages. These non-economic damages are much more difficult to objectively determine and often vary depending on who you ask to reduce these damages to a dollar amount.
In short, we do not know the value of the claim until we have an opportunity to fully evaluate the claim after you have completed treatment or reached the maximum improvement that your doctors expect to see. Even then, the value of a case is difficult to calculate. There is no magic formula that anyone uses to determine how much a case is worth. Ultimately the answer to your question is simple – your case is worth whatever a judge or jury would award you at trial.
We do not mean to avoid this question and do know that you need some evaluation of your case in order to make decisions. Our experience over the years helps guide us and will work with you to help determine a realistic value for your case and a reasonable amount of money that would make you whole for the damages that you or your family suffered. We are always happy to have this conversation with you once we have determined all the facts and information about you and your claim.
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