The value of your claim depends on a variety of factors, such as the severity and permanency of your injury, the amount of your medical expenses, the liability of the defendant, and whether the case is to be tried or settled. It is impossible to estimate the value of a claim until the case has been fully investigated from all aspects, and you should be wary of anyone who tries to tell you the value of your claim at an early stage. As each person’s claim is very different, you should not be misled by verdicts or settlements you hear or read about for similar inquiries, because your individual claim may be worth much more or much less.
After I have completed a thorough investigation of your case, I can offer you my opinion as to the value of the claim. If the insurance company offers to settle your claim, I will discuss the proposed settlement with you, and give you advice about whether or not to accept the amount offered. Of course, the ultimate decision as to whether or not to accept the insurance company’s offer of settlement or to allow a jury to determine the value of your injuries is always up to you.