How much is my personal injury case worth?
The question everyone wants an answer to is, like many of life's important questions, elusive. The worth of each case varies depending on many factors, most of which are uncertain in the days immediately after an accident. Any attorney that tells you how much your case is worth is someone whom you should probably not work with. Put simply, there is no way of knowing this number until the full extent of all your injuries is known.
Some, but certainly not all, of the factors that effect your case worth include how severe you were injured, the part of your body injured, the duration that you treated for, your age, whether you will make a full recovery, and how much your medical bills total.
Different injuries require different rehabilitation plans and schedules. For instance, if you sustained a soft tissue injury to your back, the timetable for recovery is dependent upon the treatment schedule that your chiropractor will give you. This can often vary based on how old you are or if you had a pre-existing injury. If you need to have surgery, the timetable for recovery could be dependent upon how many physical therapy visits your injury may require.
While it is hard to put a value on your case up front, there are certain things that you can do to hurt the value of your case. The biggest one is inconsistent and sporadic treatment. Missing some appointments is fine, such is life, however if you miss a lot of appointments you can do irreparable damage to the value of your case by providing the insurance company with a counter argument. Insurance companies expect that people that are injured will seek treatment for those injuries consistently. If you claim that you have an injury and fail to treat for it, you not only hurt your own financial recovery, you take away the supporting medical documentation needed to justify your claim.
Call The Gerring Law Firm at (314)-222-0066 to speak to an attorney now about what you need to do to maximize your recovery. While we never guarantee specific financial results, our past performance has shown that clients have been satisfied with our approach at maximizing recoveries while providing outstanding customer service and personal attention.