What determines the amount of a personal injury case after a car accident in Louisville or anywhere in Kentucky? We are often asked how much a client’s case is worth. This is a difficult question to answer before all of the facts are in, but generally speaking the following factors will affect the amount of the ultimate settlement or verdict:
The Severity and Impact of Your Injuries – insurance companies should consider the impact of your injuries on your ability to work, quality of life after the accident as well as the pain and suffering associated with these injuries.
The Documentable Past, Present and Future Medical Bills Associated with Your Injuries – HLH’s experienced personal injury attorneys must document all costs associated with medical treatment, therapy and medications now and in the future and tie these specifically to the injuries you received from the accident. We must prove your injuries occurred during the accident and how those injuries affect your life going forward.
Liability and Fault – Kentucky is a comparative negligence state and each party in an accident may have contributed. HLH attorneys must protect our clients from the accusations of insurance adjusters and other parties who wish to assign a higher portion of the fault or negligence associated with the accident.
What else determines the amount of a personal injury case after a car accident or motor vehicle accident? Frankly, anything you say to the police, insurance adjusters, friends, family, co-workers or post to social media can and will be used against you to lower the value of your case. Insurance adjusters try to convince injured parties the value of their claim is much lower than it actually is.
This is why it is important to contact the experienced personal injury attorneys at HLH or call 502-583-9701 for a free consultation after an injury accident. We provide sound advice and aggressively represent our client’s interests to ensure they receive a full and fair outcome in their personal injury case.