Anyone who walks away from a personal injury accident will want to know what the possible value of a related lawsuit may come out to. Unfortunately, there’s no average personal injury settlement amount that attorneys can refer to when initially investigating your case.
Instead, our California personal injury lawyers make a point to individually calculate the value of each of our clients’ cases. We do so because no two personal injury cases involve the same kind of negligence. When we apply independent calculations to your case, we ensure that we address each of your case’s most unique factors.
We make every effort to keep the process of calculating your case’s value as transparent as possible. Want to learn more? You can book your no-obligation, free-of-charge case evaluation with our team within hours of your personal injury accident.
Breaking Down Myths Surrounding California’s Personal Injury Cases
California’s civil courts see hundreds upon hundreds of personal injury cases every year. It’s natural to assume that in the wake of that many cases, California’s personal injury lawyers might calculate the average value of the state’s personal injury settlements. Unfortunately, there’s no way to establish an average settlement value.
Why is establishing that average so challenging? No two personal injury cases look alike. To start, the category of “personal injury cases” is so vast that it addresses car crashes, product failures, medical malpractice, and premises liability.
What’s more, each of these cases comes with its own caveats. For example, minors who get into personal injury accidents have to take into account a range of different legal exceptions that adults don’t have to.
In other words, there are too many factors differing from case to case for California’s personal injury lawyers to establish an average personal injury settlement accurately. That said, Simmrin Law Group can independently calculate the value of your personal injury case well before you go to court.
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Calculating Your Right to Personal Injury Compensation
The process of calculating your personal injury accident case’s value requires attorneys to break your losses – and your possible damages – down into the following categories:
Personal Injury Economic Damages
A personal injury accident’s economic losses and damages tie directly back to accident-related bills. In other words, your economic losses are the ones that develop a paper trail. You need to bring evidence of invoices, bills, and other expenses forward if you want to integrate these losses into a personal injury claim.
Some of the most common economic damages for a personal injury accident survivor to receive include the following:
- Property damage and essential restoration
- Property rentals, if applicable
- Lost wages
- Lost opportunities for employment
- Emergency medical care
- Long-term medical treatment
- Pain management and/or mobility aids
Personal Injury Non-Economic Damages
Unlike a personal injury case’s economic losses, non-economic losses do not generate traditional bills. Instead, these losses and their related damages find their value in state precedent. You can work with an attorney to establish your right to these damages as well as the damage’s possible value.
Some of the most common non-economic personal injury damages to appear in cases submitted to California’s civil courts include the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Mental anguish
- Loss of consortium or companionship, if applicable
- Wrongful death, if applicable
Defending Your Right to a Fair Personal Injury Settlement
If you want to bring a personal injury claim forward and demand fair damages for your losses, you need to have evidence establishing those losses’ value on you ahead of time. You must meet California’s burden of proof if you want to walk away from a civil case with the settlement you deserve.
Fortunately, our attorneys are prepared to put our professional network to use for you. We can send investigators back to the scene of your accident to analyze the debris and data most applicable to your case. We can also call on expert witnesses and request that they contribute testimony to your case.
You can learn more about our efforts to lend evidence to your case when you meet with our team for an initial settlement evaluation.
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You Can Only Win Compensation For Your Losses if You File Your Case in Time
Should you decide to move forward with a personal injury case, be aware of California’s personal injury statute of limitations or California Code of Civil Procedure section 335.1. You must submit your claim before your statute of limitations expires if you want the right to pursue a personal injury settlement in California’s civil courts.
This statute of limitations gives California personal injury accident survivors like you no more than two years to act on their losses.
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Let Simmrin Law Group Defend Your Right to Comprehensive Personal Injury Compensation
There may not be a general settlement amount for you to refer to after a personal injury accident, but that doesn’t mean you have to go into the legal process uninformed. You can meet with California’s personal injury lawyers well before you go to court in an effort to calculate the possible value of your losses.
The legal team with Simmrin Law Group can help you find the sum total value of your economic and non-economic losses. We can then continually refer back to that estimate as we fight for your right to a fair personal injury settlement.
Are you ready for our attorneys to take a closer look at your case? Contact us today to book your no-obligation consultation. We work on contingency, so you won’t have to worry about legal fees while your case is in progress.