What is my injury claim worth?

If you have been hurt by another person’s negligence, you will invariably ask this question at some point. You may research what your injuries are worth online or call around asking lawyers.

The answer to this question is it depends. Some back injuries are only worth $15,000, while others are worth $40,000,000. Why the disparity?

The biggest driver of a personal injury claim’s value is the extent and severity of the injuries and how much past, present and future medical care those injuries will require.

People who are paralyzed and require around the clock care will require millions of dollars in future medical costs.

People who only have soft tissue injuries which resolve in a couple of months may only get $10,000 for their claim.

Experience in this area has shown me that unrepresented people do not get anywhere near as much as those who are represented by a really good personal injury lawyer. Adjusters are not intimidated by unrepresented people and usually low ball them when making a settlement offer.

This is why it’s important to speak to an experienced injury attorney who can help you get a better idea of what your injury claim is worth.