How much is my Florida personal injury case worth?
Personal injury refers to the area of law that protects you after an unexpected or unfair injury. Most cases involve someone else’s negligence. In other words, you were hurt because someone else acted irresponsibly or broke the rules. The law recognizes that those injuries are not your fault and that you shouldn’t have to pay for them.
Ideally, the law would put you in exactly the position you would have been in had the accident never happened in the first place. Unfortunately, though, there are some things the law simply cannot do. The law can’t mend broken bones. It can’t undo emotional damage. It can’t replace the life of a loved one.
How can filing a personal injury claim help me?
What the law can do, though, is make sure that you receive financial compensation for your suffering. In the course of litigation, the losses for which you can be compensated are referred to as damages.
Identifying each of your damages and determining their economic value is one of the most crucial parts of any personal injury lawsuit. In fact, victims can’t win their case at all if they can’t convince the court that they suffered damages.
As Fort Myers personal injury attorneys, we understand the importance of damages to your lawsuit. Our job is to make a compelling case to the defendants — and to the courts — that your case is worth every penny that you claim.
Maximizing compensation is our goal and we do that by thoroughly exploring the full value of each damage relevant to your case.
How can we maximize your compensation?
You may be entitled to much more than you realize. Clients often come to us while they are still focused on only the preliminary impact of an accident. The law, though, recognizes a much wider scope of damages. It is important that you keep the secondary and long-term consequences of your suffering in mind.
For example, it is often the case that more than one part could be held responsible for your damages. For example, if you were injured in a truck accident, the driver, their employers, and the truck’s manufacturer could all potentially be held responsible for their negligence, if they had some role in the accident.
At Viles & Beckman, LLC, our Fort Myers personal injury attorneys can explore every possible avenue for compensation and help you realize the full value of any potential claim. Keep reading or give us a call at (239) 334-3933 today to learn more.
How Much Is My Case Worth?
This is one of the most common questions we receive and for good reason. Accidents, whether they be car accidents, slip and fall accidents, or dog bite injuries, cause real and immediate suffering. The sooner you can get compensation, the better.
Lawsuits take time, though, and can be stressful. In our office, we do everything we can to shoulder that burden for you. Still, you need at least a ballpark idea of how much compensation you might be looking at before making the decision to litigate. We understand that.
There is no easy way to estimate the value of a claim without first taking a focused look at the facts, like what caused the accident, who was involved, and the insurance situation of the negligent party. Personal injury is an extremely fact-dependent area of law. The specific circumstances of your injuries will determine the laws that apply, the timelines for taking action, and the types of damages you can recover.
To give you an idea of how much your case might be worth, we offer free consultations for potential personal injury claims. When you schedule one of these consultations, you will be able to discuss your situation directly with one of our personal injury attorneys in Fort Myers.
We will answer your questions, identify the applicable law(s), explain your rights, and explain the potential value of your claim as clearly as possible. This is all available free of charge, before you decide whether to file a lawsuit. There is no cost, no obligation, and nothing to lose.
How Much Will a Lawyer Cost?
Viles & Beckman, LLC represents all of its personal injury clients on a contingency fee basis. That means you don’t pay anything up front, and if we are not able to successfully settle or win your case, you won’t owe us anything at all. Even if we do win, the total cost of our services will amount to only a portion of your overall recovery.
Please don’t fall for the myth that you can’t afford a lawyer. That is never true for personal injury victims. Not at Viles & Beckman, LLC. We do not believe that injured people should face financial barriers to justice.
Common Forms of Personal Injury Compensation
Personal injury compensation can take many forms.
Common damages include:
- Hospital bills
- Medical expenses
- Rehabilitation or therapy costs
- Property damage
- Lost income due to time away from work
- Future loss of income
- Emotional distress
- Insurance or employment benefits
- Long-term injury, disability, or incapacity
- Loss of a loved one’s support after a wrongful death
- Loss of a loved one’s companionship after a wrongful death
- Pain and suffering
- Many other damages
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If you or someone you love has suffered unexpected harm, you might be entitled to substantial personal injury compensation. Please contact us online or call (239) 334-3933 to schedule a free consultation with our Fort Myers personal injury attorneys today.
About the Author of this Page: The above information was written or reviewed by one of the attorneys at Viles & Beckman LLC who have a combined experience of nearly 60 years: Marcus Viles, Michael Beckman or Maria Alaimo. The information provided in this article comes from years of experience trying legal cases outside and inside courtrooms throughout Florida along with extensive research.