How Much Is My Personal Injury Case Worth?
Perhaps the most difficult question to answer about an accident that results in a personal injury is, “What is my case/claim worth?” That’s not the first question—not even close. First you ask whether you and your loved ones are going to be all right, whether all of you will fully recover, and whether this accident will affect you for the rest of your life.
Once those questions are answered, though—and satisfactorily, one hopes—practical considerations arise. You have suffered damages, both to you personally (and property, in the case of an car accident). You require medical care, your car needs repair—or even replacement. What are these damages worth?
‘Personal Injury Case Worth. Want to know what matters?’
In New York, a No-Fault State, you usually are seeking reimbursement from your own insurance company. Not always, of course—there are exceptions. But for most cases, you are pursuing a post-accident claim against your own insurance company.
In any accident claim, remember several things. First, if police reports or the circumstances of the accident indicate the other driver was at fault, you might pursue a claim against the other driver’s insurance policy—even in no-fault New York, provided you meet certain requirements. That alone probably requires that you have a personal injury attorney to help determine the value of your claim. ‘Personal Injury Case Worth. Want to know what matters?’
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Even if you are pursuing a claim against your own insurance policy, though, you could have a difficult time determining what that claim is worth. Certainly, online sources purport to help you calculate the worth of your claim, such as this site or this one. Online claim-valuation sites, however, cannot deal with some important factors in real time. Payments for accidents are losses for insurance companies, so insurance companies try to minimize payouts. No matter what your circumstances, the insurer’s goal will be to minimize its losses. The claims adjuster is an experienced negotiator. You are not.
The value of your personal injury claim is intrinsically tied to your past, present, and future medical bills. Other losses may also factor into the total, including out-of-pocket expenses and lost income. Calculating the total amount of your losses is difficult and frequently requires putting a dollar price on things that have no clear monetary value, including pain, suffering, and emotional distress. You will doubtless believe that your claim is worth far more than the insurance company’s offer. Their job is to pay you as little as possible. Yours is to get what you deserve. ‘Should I Accept An Insurance Settlement Offer ?‘
If You Suffer a Personal Injury in New York City, Call The Rybak Firm, PLLC, Today to Discuss Your Options
If you are injured in an accident including but not limited to Construction Accident, Slip and Fall, Car Accident, Medical Malpractice in New York City, explore your compensation options. You need an advice of an experienced personal injury lawyer to determine your claim’s worth. Take advantage of a free case evaluation to determine if an injury attorney can help maximize your compensation for your injuries. The accident attorneys of The Rybak Firm, PLLC, can help. Contact Us 24/7 (718) 307-5554 or through our online contact form.
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Our offices are located in Brooklyn, New York. However, we serve clients throughout the whole New York City Metro Area and represent clients in every borough of New York City. If an injury prevents you from meeting at our offices, our personal injury attorneys may travel to meet with you. We also provide free transportation to and from our offices.
Our office address is at:
1810 Voorhies Avenue, Ste #7
Brooklyn, NY 11235