Injury Settlement Value
How Is Personal Injury Settlement Value Determined?
Watch the following educational legal video by Daniel J. Chiacchia, an experienced Hamburg injury lawyer to learn how attorneys determine personal injury settlement value in New York.
One of the most ubiquitous questions we’re asked by clients is, “How do you determine how much my case is worth?” To that, all I can reply in good faith is that it’s determined on a case-by-case basis. I have to look at each individual’s details. I won’t just say, ”Okay. This is a broken arm. It’s worth this much.” Why? One person’s broken arm may be worth a lot more than another’s – especially if, before the injury that person was much more active, is now unable to do their job any longer, or can no longer pursue many of the other activities they previously enjoyed. In our firm, every case is evaluated on a case-by-case basis.
When I see commercials on TV in which people ask, “What is your case worth?” I really think those are solicitations for clients like ours to go somewhere else for a second opinion. In those situations, people should realize that the actors they see on TV aren’t really the people who were injured. When I see a client who won a three- or four-million-dollar recovery, I know it’s because that person was seriously hurt, and they’re not going to be seen smiling and dancing on TV about it. That’s for sure. Usually, when an insurance company pays out that kind of money on a claim, the person was very seriously injured. It’s no laughing matter, and it shouldn’t be taken lightly by anybody.
Were you seriously injured and have questions about how personal injury settlement value is determined for your case? Contact the experienced Hamburg injury attorneys at Chiacchia & Fleming, LLP for a free consultation. We treat your case and your injuries seriously and do everything in our power to bring you relief.