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Determining the Value of Your Personal Injury Claim

Bridges, Jillisky, Streng, Weller & Gullifer, LLC

At Bridges, Jillisky, Weller & Gullifer, LLC, our award-winning personal injury lawyers have helped numerous victims and families after they were harmed by the negligence of others – and we’ve earned a proven record of success in recovering the compensation they deserved. When victims and their loved ones contact our firm following a car crash, work injury, or other type of accident, they often have questions about how the personal injury claim process works and, most commonly, how much their claim may be worth.

The truth of the matter, as is the case in most legal matters, is that it depends. There are a variety of factors involved in accident cases, from determining who’s at fault to evaluating insurance coverage and calculating damages. Because every accident and injury case is unique, it’s not easy to put an exact value on your potential claim, especially if you or a loved one require continual treatment and medical care.

Rather than quote a sum – no attorney can or should do that – we explain to our clients how personal injury lawsuits work and the rights they have as victims when it comes to recovering financial compensation for the damages that resulted from their accident and injury. For example, you have the right to pursue compensation for the following types of damages after an accident:

  • Economic Damages – Accidents and injuries result in real monetary costs to victims, and sometimes can create extensive financial burdens. Fortunately, the law allows victims to recover costs associated with their accident if another party is deemed liable. Common examples of economic damages we help our clients pursue include medical bills, the costs of any needed medical care in the future, lost work wages and future wages, lost earning capacity, property damage, rehabilitation, therapy, and other damages for which there is a monetary sum attached. As you can tell, economic damages can range from case to case depending on the circumstances involved, such as how much medical treatment a person may need and whether they’re able to work.
  • Non-Economic Damages – Victims in accidents suffer more than just monetary damages. Wrecks caused by the negligence of others can have a lasting impact on the lives of victims and their loved ones, especially if injuries are catastrophic or life-altering. Personal injury attorneys take into account a victim’s non-economic damages to ensure they’re fairly compensated for these losses. Examples of non-economic damages include pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of support or consortium, and other emotional injuries.

Understanding your rights as a victim can help you better understand how compensation is handled. In every case we work, our lawyers leverage decades of combined experience to pursue the maximum compensation possible. Our goal is to ensure you receive the medical care you need and that you are made whole by the negligent party that caused you harm.

If you have questions about your case and how our personal injury attorneys can fight for you, contact us today for a free consultation. We proudly serve clients throughout Union County and Ohio.