Calculating the Value of Your South Carolina Car Accident Case
If you have been injured in a car accident, you are probably wondering how much compensation you are going to be able to recover. This is only natural, as you are likely dealing with significant medical expenses and car repair bills – all while being unable to work because of your injuries. In addition, the fact that you are dealing with the pain and suffering associated with your injuries entitles you to compensation as well.
Unfortunately, there is simply no way to provide any guidance about how much a particular case will be worth without conducting a thorough review of the facts of your case. There are a number of factors that will play a role in determining the size of your settlement or award, including the following:
- The severity and extent of your injuries
- Whether your own negligence contributed to the accident
- Your occupation
- How long you need to be out of work
- Whether you will have any long-term medical problems as a result of your accident
Calculating Damages Can Be Complicated
In order to obtain compensation, you must first establish exactly the extent of the losses you sustained because of your crash. Some of these are fairly easy to figure out. For example, if an accident caused $5000 in damages to your car, you could claim $5000 in property damage. But what about the value of your pain and suffering or determining how much your medical treatment will cost you in the future? These kinds of noneconomic damages can be substantial and may even make up the bulk of the settlement or award that you ultimately receive. For this reason, it is extremely important to ensure that they are accurately assessed and presented to the insurance company or the court, and injured victims should always have an attorney representing their interest after a serious injury-causing accident.
Call the Hartman Law Firm Today to Speak with a Charleston Car Accident Lawyer
A car accident does not have to leave you confused, upset, and with nowhere to turn. Charleston car accident attorney Frank Hartman understands how important it is for victims to obtain compensation and takes the time to explain the process to his clients along every step of the way. To schedule a free consultation with Mr. Hartman, call our office today at 843-300-7600 or send us an email through our online contact form.