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The Value of Your Claim

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Law Offices of Mark McClure
1103 W Meeker St #101, Kent WA 98032
 
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The Value of Your Claim


There are truly many factors to be considered in determining a value of the injury claim. The experienced personals injuries attorney would carefully examine one's injuries and the fact involved in one's specific case. One's attorney would look at a severity of that collision, its nature as well as the extent of one's injuries, type of treatments, length of one's treatment, whether one is permanently disabled as of now, and impact wounds had on one's life.

There's not a magic formula nor a rule when determining a value for your claim. The factors below are certainly not the only variables that will impact a value of claims.
  1. Scope of Injury The greater severe an injury the greater amount you would get for said injury. For instance, a broken bone is worth way more than a bruise. Similarly, multiple injuries would be worth more compared to one single injury. One injury that requires surgery as well as the lengthy recovery will have a greater "value" compared to one neck bruise.
  2. Out-of-Pocket and Medical Bill Expenses Total amounts of medical expenses is one factor in determining a value of your claims. The greater your expenses means the more one's case is likely worth. This is not always the case. For instance, a case with great medical costs like MRIís compared to greater treatment expenses has less value. When your doctor suggests physical therapy, take note to go to EVERY physical therapy session. They are very important in making sure you establish an absolutely best value possible towards your case.
  3. Liability In the case you are even partially responsible for said accident, your portion of the fault is taken away from an amount of the award, and a value of the claim is diminished. Refer to the comparative negligence.
  4. Previous Injuries In the case you have a significant previous medical issue, it might affect that value of the claim whether positively or even negatively. One is entitled to pay when an accident aggravates previous injuries or the pre-existing conditions. The prior injury is a significant factor when valuing your claim.
  5. Age Your age will be of consideration to an extent when determining value of the claim. Super young victims as well as super elderly victims might receive higher settlements due to sympathy to innocent children as well as the elderly. Along with age, a life expectancy number, and the amount of years which you would be anticipated to keep working are always factors.
  6. Effects of Injury Every way an injury affects you are also factors valuing your claim. Will you perform every day activities such as talking, walking, eating, and driving the car? Must you have surgery? What is the recovery time? When, if ever, would you return back to work? We highly recommend you always keep a daily journal of every way your injury has affected daily activities.
  7. Job Status Your total annual income, an amount of total time missed from your work, as well as whether or not your injury requires you to change your job or if you can to return to your work in the first place are all significant factors when valuing the case. If you possess a high-income positions your total lost wages must be greater than the case you have the lower total income position. The future anticipated yearly income is normally demonstrated with prior pay stubs or tax returns.
  8. Status of Insurance Though it might not be fair, financial status belonging to at-fault parties play a significantly large role in your entire ability to effectively recover the damages for your total injuries or even a loved oneís entirely wrongful death. In the case the party that is responsible for the accident had the total policy limit of only $50,000, that amount is the entire maximum you are allowed to recover from an at-fault carrier. If an at-fault person does not retain insurance or if damages will exceed the policy limit, you will have to recover an additional amount or just fully recover the damages from all responsible parties personally.
In the case you have had underinsured or uninsured motorist's coverage under your own automobile policy then you can also recover up to a limit of your own policy for the damages caused by other uninsured and underinsured drivers, as well as from unforeseen hit-and-run accidents.

Recovery Sources


Every driver in Washington state must carry liabilities coverage of more than $25,000 for every person, $50,000 for every accident, as well as $10,000 to cover damages to properties of others for every accident. In the case you were severely injured in the car accident your total medical bills will totally exceed the minimal policies and will exceed a limit of the 50/100 policy.

It's in your best interest to hire the law firm which will do much more than file the claim with insurance companies for you, especially because said available insurance policies might have an insufficient limit to fully cover the damage.

The resourceful accident attorneys must investigate every source of compensations and will pursue every avenue of recovery for the injured claimant. You might have a claim against the additional party who will bear the responsibility for the accidents or the injuries. Some of the persons or the entities include the following:

The vehicle driver who negligently caused the accident is liable for an injured personís various injuries and will be the main source of all recovery.

Owners of vehicle might be indebted for negligent driver conduct. The owners might include parents of the drivers below the age of eighteen, the co-owners of vehicles, like a family member, and the business entities that has provided the employee with the vehicle as the employment benefit.

Employers might bear the responsibility for the auto accident created by the employee while working. In a certain corporate context, the parent company may be held totally responsible for a conduct belonging to their entirely owned subsidiaries.

Entities and agencies of government may be somewhat liable for the auto accident. The cities, the counties, and even a state might fail to construct, design, and maintain the safe roads or even implement the proper traffic control (including the light signals, the stop signs, as well as the speed limit posting).

An Automobile manufacturer might face a separate liability for the negligent designs or the defective manufacturing of the vehicle, or the automobile components, such as the defective airbags or braking systems causing injury.

Uninsured motorists or underinsured motorists coverage might occur under your auto policy, which may provide the additional compensation sources in automobile accidents with certain circumstances.


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