Right off the bat, most personal injury plaintiffs want to know how much they’re going to receive for their car accident lawsuit. This is understandable. We’re all human after all, and we have a lot of different financial obligations. If you’re suffering from injuries after an accident, you have even more financial obligations related to medical bills and you might not be able to work, so your income has vanished.
The question of how much money you’re going to receive is vital to your future. Nevertheless, it’s literally an impossible question to answer. This kind of information is revealed with time. Before you can file your case, you’ll need to estimate damages and arrive at an amount to claim in your lawsuit. But this is only what you’re asking for. It’s not necessarily what you’ll ultimately receive.
After more information is revealed during litigation, you might discover that your case has some challenges. Perhaps the defense can make good points against your initial damage assessments. Or, something comes out that you’re not able to explain, and it hurts your image in front of the court. Whatever happens, and whatever facts are revealed in litigation, you have to maintain a “wait and see” attitude, and do your best not to stress and worry about the unknown. This is your attorney’s job: He or she is there to help you present your case in the most strategic way possible.
If you were injured in a traffic-related incident, our law firm is available to discuss the details of your case with you. We will listen to your story and advise you of your best next steps.