How Much is My Car Accident Case Worth? Top RI and MA Personal Injury Attorneys Discuss 3 Factors Often Considered When Valuing Your Case

As a personal injury law firm that serves our Rhode Island and Southeastern Massachusetts communities, we handle car accident cases day in and day out. As such, oftentimes one of the first questions we get from prospective clients is: How much money is my car accident case actually worth?

The short answer is, it depends. Every case is different, depending on the facts and circumstances of your situation. To truly determine your car accident claim’s value, you need to hire a skilled personal injury law firm to review all relevant materials and documents in your case.

At Bottaro Injury Lawyers, we know better than to tell you what your case is worth before reviewing all materials, facts, and documentation in detail. In fact, websites that claim to “calculate” your case’s worth or offer a “claim calculator” are often marketing tactics to collect your information. Instead, feel free to contact us directly for a free consultation about your car accident claim.

In light of this common question, today’s blog article will review 3 factors related to car accident claims that typically have the greatest impact on the compensation victims receive.

1. The Severity of Your Injuries and Property Damage Sustained.

In general, the more severe your injuries, the more your car accident claim is likely worth. The more medical care you need, work you miss, and lost earning capacity/permanent impairment costs add up!

A skilled personal injury attorney will look at all aspects of your car accident, including the property damage done to your vehicle, as well as medical expenses, lost wages, and potential future needs such as lost earning capacity.

These economic damages are crucial to consider when valuing your car accident case. There are non-economic damage calculations that impact the value of your case as well. Some non-economic damages include, but are not limited to, current and future physical pain and suffering, mental and emotional suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life.

The specific calculations needed to value your case depend on the details of your case. Call us at 401-777-7777 now to discuss your case with us in more detail!

2. How Much at Fault You Were for Your Own Injuries and Damages.

In both Rhode Island and Massachusetts, you can be partially at fault for your injuries and still recover financial compensation. However, the more at fault you are in the accident, the less valuable your case tends to be. Keep in mind that Rhode Island and Massachusetts follow different theories of negligence, so it is important to discuss with us where the accident happened to better value your case.

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Determining drivers’ level of fault after a car accident can be tricky, especially if multiple parties are involved. In all car accidents, it is best to hire a skilled and local personal injury law firm, like Bottaro Injury Lawyers, to defend you against insurance companies that do not want to pay!

3. Whether or Not You Decide to Hire an Experienced Car Accident Law Firm to Handle Your Case.

Did you know that according to the Insurance Research Counsel, you have higher chance of getting your claimed approved and for more money with an attorney than without one?

At Bottaro Injury Lawyers, we suspect that this is because skilled attorneys are more familiar with the stages of litigation necessary to settle, or to bring your case to trial, if necessary. Additionally, we regularly deal with big insurance companies and are exceedingly familiar with their lowballing tricks and tactics non-attorneys are less exposed to.

If you or a loved one are injured in a motor vehicle accident, be mindful when using various websites to determined your car accident case worth. Instead, contact us to chat about how these factors will play into the value of your case!

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At Bottaro Injury Lawyers, we care for people.  Attorney Mike Bottaro and his award-winning legal team handle all types of personal injury cases, including car accidents, throughout Rhode Island and Massachusetts.  We can even help on cases in other states as well.  We pride ourselves on our honesty, integrity, and results.  Contact us 24/7 in any method you prefer for a fast, free, and confidential consultation about your case.  Text or call us at 401-777-7777, or fill out our free and confidential online form.  We are here to serve and help you!

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