Difficulty Predicting Damages in West Virginia Personal Injury Claim Cases

Miley Legal Group

If you’ve been involved in a serious West Virginia accident, such as a car accident, truck accident, or even a slip and fall accident, one of the most common concerns is estimating the value of a potential West Virginia personal injury claim.

Any good lawyer will tell you it is impossible to give an exact figure when determining your injury claim damages. While a Clarksburg personal injury attorney can give you an estimate once they have familiarized themselves with all the details of your case, even that number will be just an estimate. No lawyer can guarantee the outcome of your claim, let alone promise the exact amount of compensation you can recover.

What an attorney can do is look at all of the factors that play a role in your personal injury claim, which can at least determine if you have a valid case to begin with and what general types of compensation your injury claim should include.

A few examples of the factors that help influence the value of a personal injury include: 

  • who was at fault for the accident;
  • the amount of insurance available;
  • your current and future medical costs;
  • your property damage;
  • any time you have missed or will miss from work;
  • any pain and suffering you have endured due to your accident; and
  • any other costs associated with your accident or recovery.  

You can learn more about what factors determine the value of a West Virginia personal injury claim by visiting our article library.

While some of these considerations have specific monetary costs, such as your medical bills, other factors are subjective, such as your pain and suffering. Your Clarksburg personal injury attorney can help explain the types of compensation you may be entitled to recover as well as how they plan on estimating any subjective costs associated with your claim.

Contacting a Clarksburg Personal Injury Attorney

So much can happen during a West Virginia Personal Injury claim. Be sure to consult with an experienced attorney before starting the process so you fully understand your legal options and are prepared for each step of the claims process.

Unfortunately, car accidents are a regular occurrence on West Virginia roadways such as I-79, I-77, Route 50, Route 33, and I-68. In fact, our state averages over 40,000 car crashes, over 400 deaths, and over 11,000 serious injuries each year. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a West Virginia car accident, order a FREE copy of our consumer guide, The 7 Biggest Mistakes that Can Wreck Your West Virginia Car Accident Claim then contact the Clarksburg personal injury attorneys at The Miley Legal Group for a FREE consultation – 304-326-1800.