Personal Injury Attorneys Serving Automobile Accidents in Atlanta, Cumming, Alpharetta and all of Georgia

Factors Affecting the Value of Your Claim

Valuing your case following an auto accident is vital as it provides significant guidance in matters such as how much to spend on preparing your claim and whether or not to settle or go to trial. In judging this amount, a Cumming personal injury lawyer will take many details into account. Some of the factors that can greatly influence the value of a claim include:

  • Your age
  • The type of injury
  • Measurable injuries
  • Your prior injuries
  • What type of witness you are
  • What type of witness the other driver is
  • The number of unbiased witnesses
  • The venue where your case would be filed
  • Property damage supporting your claim
  • Percentage of fault amongst you and other drivers
  • Comments by doctors for either side
  • Your attorney

Your claim may include three types of damages. Special damages are those which can be quantified with an exact amount, such as medical costs and lost wages. General damages are those which do not have a specific monetary value attached, such as pain and suffering or loss of enjoyment of life. Punitive damages are those intended to punish the responsible party and are only a possibility in certain cases.

Car Accident Attorney in Cumming

By far, the most important factor affecting the final outcome of your case is the quality of your legal representation. With so many legal, administrative and other unique nuances existing for any case, it takes a legal team with skill, attention to detail and preparation and the passion to fight for you to allow your best chance at a just outcome. At Van Sant Law, LLC we are relentless in our pursuit of maximum compensation and are prepared to take your case to trial when it best serves you. Insurance companies even track attorneys and their history of settling easily versus taking cases to a jury and the willingness to do the latter can, in itself, increase the value of your claim.

Contact a Cumming car accident lawyer for an evaluation of your claim and skilled guidance throughout your case.