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What Is the Value of My Personal Injury Case?

Rebuilding Your Life After a Serious Injury

The value of your personal injury case depends on a number of factors, but the two most important are the type of injury and who was at fault for the accident. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you analyze your case and determine what you can expect as an outcome.

You have probably seen headlines and press releases about certain personal injury cases in which the victims were awarded millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements. It is understandable that you might wonder how the value of each case is determined and whether you could expect a similar amount if you were injured in an accident.

Determining the value of your personal injury case requires the consideration of many different factors, and no two cases are exactly the same. These factors, however, can largely be reduced to just two primary concerns: the extent of your injuries and liability for the accident.

Evaluating Your Case

The first main factor is how badly you were hurt. An accident that causes a single broken bone, for example, will require substantially less compensation than one in which you suffered severe head trauma, two fractured legs, and nerve damage. More serious injuries require more extensive medical care and often lead to ongoing expenses for rehabilitation. Other considerations like lost wages, pain and suffering, and permanent scarring must also be taken into account.

The other primary factor is who was at fault for the accident. If your own actions or negligence contributed to the accident, your ability to collect compensation will be reduced. If you were more than 50 percent at fault, you cannot recover any damages under Illinois law.

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If you have been injured in an accident and you have questions about recovering compensation, contact our office. Call 847-662-3303 for a free, no-obligation consultation at Salvi & Maher, L.L.C. today. There are no fees unless you recover damages. We serve Lake County, DuPage County, and the surrounding areas.

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