What’s My Maryland Car Accident Case Worth?
We get this question daily, and unfortunately, there is no quick way to answer. When we, as Maryland Car Accident Lawyers, evaluate a case, we look at a number of factors:
- Where did the accident take place?
- Is it clear whose fault it is?
- What is the extent of your injuries?
- Were there other injured parties?
- How much insurance coverage did the at-fault party have?
- Is there Uninsured Motorist Coverage available?
Generally, if you have been injured in an accident, and someone else is at fault, we first look at what your economic damages are. Those generally include things like medical bills, estimated future medical expenses, and missed time from work. Then, we look at non-economic damages, which generally includes pain and suffering and emotional distress.
Sometimes, depending on the severity of the accident, we have to consult with expert case manages, economists, and doctors to determine how much care a client will need in the future, and how much that care will cost. We also try to estimate how much work a person will miss, and what their future lost earnings will look like.
But it gets more complicated from there. After we have an estimate of your economic damages, we have to estimate your pain and suffering damages, which is based on our experience as Maryland Accident Attorneys.
We also estimate expenses, as well as the odds of success at trial. Although we leverage our years of experience, trial always involves a certain degree of risk, which is why we generally provide a range of what we think a judge or jury might award should the matter go to trial.
In short, estimating what a case is worth is not as simple as a quick ball-park estimate. Sometimes, it takes months of work to figure it out.
If you have questions about your case, please give us a call.
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