An honest lawyer should never tell a personal injury or wrongful death client how much a case is worth. That is up to the jury to decide. However, an experienced law firm will be able to give you a ballpark figure, based on what is recoverable in your case.
Lost Wages & Medical Bills
Have you lost money from missing work? And can you expect to lose more moving forward? Those are damages that we can calculate. We can also determine how much you’ve spent on medical bills and, using a life care planner, figure out how much you’ll need for the rest of your life.
If you’re paralyzed or have lost a limb, what do you think your medical bills will look like thirty or forty years down the road? We have to look into the future to try and determine the compensation you’ll need.
Pain & Suffering
Then we have to account for your emotional state. Your pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment in life, and permanent scarring can be considered damages in West Virginia. There’s not specific number we can attribute to it, but because of our experience at the Segal Law Firm, we can give you a range of what we think you could expect.
So if someone comes to me with a broken finger and says, “I want a million dollars,” I can pretty much tell them that it’s not going to happen. On the other hand, if you’ve been paralyzed, we can work with a forensic accountant and a life care planner to get some realistic numbers for you. Based on those numbers, we will have a discussion about the worth of your case.
If you want to have a realistic, honest conversation about what your case is worth, call us toll free at 855-344-9100.