Accident Injury Claim Value

Miley Legal Group

What’s My Accident Claim Worth?

We had a potential client reach out to us to ask how much their injury claim was worth.  To respond to the question, one of our attorneys jotted down a letter to make sure all of the questions were answered.  If after reading the letter, you have additional questions, feel free to reach out to us to get those questions answered.

Accident Claim Value Letter

What is my accident claim worth?

Letter Content:

Dear John,

     Thank you for reaching out to our office, unfortunately, I do not have the information necessary to properly evaluate your injury claim and provide you with an opinion as to its value. What I can tell you is what you are entitled to in the process. If you would like my office to represent you in this matter, we would be glad to discuss this further with you.

As far as your injury claim, those are based on numerous factors. The primary factor is the amount of medical bills and how long you treat for your injuries. Keep in mind that it might take you a while to heal, if you do not follow with treatment to your doctor, there will be an assumption that you must not be that injured.

Following up with your doctor, if necessary, serves two purposes. It allows you to get the proper diagnosis and treatment of your injuries. It also documents your complaints. If you do follow up, but do not follow the recommendations, the assumption will be that you were not that hurt.

At the end of the day, you will be entitled to reimbursement for your medical bills. If you have health insurance that paid these bills your insurance may have a right to be reimbursed. You will be entitled to any amounts for lost income your injuries caused. If it is more than a couple of days off work, it will need to be documented by a physician indicating you are being taken off work. It may also require documentation of what your earnings were at the time of the crash for a lost wage claim. Finally, you will be entitled to an amount for pain and suffering. This amount varies widely depending on the type of injuries, the length of treatment, and the impact on your life that can be documented and proven.

I am sorry I cannot be more specific. Even if I were representing you I would not be able to tell the “value” of your case. I always tell new clients that I will not know what is fair for them until they are better, as good as they are going to get, and/or finished treatment.

At that point, and once all medical records are reviewed (along with other evidence), I would be in a position to tell them what is fair. A case where a doctor refers you for therapy, additional testing, consultations with a specialist, and your treatment lasts for a month or two, is very different than a case where you visit the ER one time and only have a few follow-up visits with your primary care physician.

I hope some of this has been helpful. If we can be of further assistance to you, please let us know.

 

Good Luck.

Sincerely, Doug Miley