What is my case worth?
Some factors often considered in determining appropriate compensation for car accident and other injury cases include:
1. The type and severity of your injury or injuries;
2. Your pain, suffering and permanent disability;
3. Your medical bills to date and estimated future medical expenses;
4. Your lost income;
5. The fault of the parties.
Values for car crash and other accident claims vary depending on these and other factors. To properly value your case, your attorney needs to have and evaluate information like that listed above.
How long will my case take?
Cases vary and a number of factors determine how long your car accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident or bicycle accident case will take. For example, if your injury or injuries were serious and your medical treatment took a long time, your case may take longer than if your injury or injuries were minor and your medical treatment was short. If you are seeking a lot of compensation your case may take longer than if you are seeking a small amount of compensation. If your case settles during negotiations after your demand was sent, it may be finished sooner than if your lawyer needs to file suit in your case. Other variables also affect how long your case will take.
Will my case go to court?
Car accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident and bicycle accident injury cases often settle at some point in the process. At Flick Law Firm our experience has been that cases often settle after your demand package is sent and before filing a lawsuit. In about one third of our injury cases, filing a lawsuit is indicated. For injury cases where a lawsuit has been filed, statistics show that most settle during litigation, but before trial. Only a small percentage actually go to trial. Whether or not your case goes to trial depends on a number of variables including the negotiation positions of the parties and other factors.
IMPORTANT NOTE: These FAQS and answers are provided for general information only and may not apply to the specifics of your case. Individual cases and circumstance vary and yours may be different. For information specific to your case, consult an attorney and do not rely on the general information provided here.