Determining The Value Of A Personal Injury Claim

After an accident, many injury victims have questions about the financial worth of their injury. Insurance companies tend to undervalue claims to avoid or lessen payment. You need an attorney to assess the unique circumstances of your case and provide an experienced opinion.

The Law Firm of Laub & Laub has helped accident victims determine appropriate settlement values for over 50 years. Let us help you determine what your case is worth.

Every Case Is Different

The value of a personal injury claim is based on a spectrum of factors. Calculating damages involves reviewing your expenses thus far and estimating total subsequent costs. A comprehensive review factors in your injuries, your lost wages and earning ability, and your amount of pain and suffering. Essentially, it involves putting a price on things that do not necessarily have a monetary value.

Shared Fault

A successful recovery also involves proving liability. If another driver's negligence clearly caused the accident, determining fault is straightforward. In cases where you shared fault for the accident, recovery is more nuanced. Nevada and California have different laws in this regard.

Be Leery Of Insurance Calculations

The compensation you deserve will probably not align with an initial offer from an insurance company. They want to pay you as little as possible and may use unscrupulous tactics. You need to make sure the settlement reflects your current and future needs. An offer may seem tempting when you are wallowing in incurred accident expenses, but accepting it permanently prevents you from suing for a more appropriate amount later.

We offer a free, no-obligation consultation with a lawyer to give you an accurate idea of what your case may be worth. To schedule yours at either our Reno or South Lake Tahoe offices, call 775-391-4153 or send us an email.