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How Much Is Your Personal Injury Case Worth?

Posted on in Personal Injury

Wisconsin personal injury, Wisconsin accident lawyerWhen you have been injured, and the medical bills and other expenses start to pile up, you may start to wonder just how much your case might be worth. There are many factors, and every personal injury case is unique. However, there are some cases that may bring more in damages than others. The following information can help you decide if you have a valid claim, and what kind of damages you might expect in your case.

Is Your Claim a Valid One?

Cases that are eligible for a personal injury claim must contain some element of negligence. It can be a driver who was texting when they crashed into you, a store owner that failed to clear off their walkway, a pet-owner that let their dog run loose, a doctor that was intoxicated while providing services, or any other form of reckless, careless, or irresponsible behavior that places others at risk for injury. Only an attorney can tell you for certain if your case contains this element of negligence, but most victims have a pretty good idea as to whether it played a part in the accident that caused their injury. At the very least, they may suspect possible negligence was a factor.

Types of Compensation in Your Claim

Each personal injury claim is unique, and each victim may be owed a wide range of damages, in varying amounts. However, most cases will include some sort of compensatory damages – damages that help you recover losses that you experienced because of the accident. This can include everything from financial losses that you experienced because of lost time at work to lost income due to time away from work. The amounts that are often awarded typically coincide with your actual losses or expenses. However, there are other types of compensatory damages that are harder to calculate. Examples may include:

  • Pain and suffering,
  • Emotional distress,
  • Loss of consortium (the impact that an injury had on spouse), and
  • Loss of employment.

These types of compensation will be evaluated by your attorney to determine the extent to which they impacted your quality of life. Only then can an estimate be given on how much compensation you might receive. Of course, no amount of compensation is ever enough to give back what was taken. It can, however, help secure the financial future of you and your loved ones.

Contact our Milwaukee Personal Injury Attorneys

If you or someone you love has been injured because of someone else’s negligence, contact Gimbel, Reilly, Guerin & Brown, LLP today. Dedicated and experienced, our Milwaukee personal injury lawyers strive to prove that you are our top priority. We pursue the most compensation possible, aggressively protect your rights, and work to ensure all negligent parties are held accountable. Call us at 414-271-1440 and schedule your initial consultation to receive an evaluation of your case.

 

Source:

https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/statutes/statutes/893/V/54

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