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Determining the Value of a Car Accident Case

If you have been injured in a car accident, you likely have medical bills to pay, you have probably missed work, and your vehicle may not even be in driving condition. It’s not difficult to see how a car accident can become very costly very quickly, and cause a myriad of issues that will need to be answered.  Common questions following a car accident include how are you going to cover the unforeseen expenses associated with your accident? Will you file a claim on your own insurance policy or the at-fault driver’s insurance policy? Will you need to file a personal injury lawsuit? What is the potential value of any or all of these claims?

The legal team at KWFDM in Atlanta can help you determine the value of your car accident case. On this page, we provide some basic information about evaluating a claim’s worth. However, it takes time for all of your expenses to become known, so keep in mind that the value of a claim can vary greatly from another, and even from day to day.

Evidence Builds the Value of Your Case

The evidence in your car accident, including police reports, photos, and witness accounts, can help to add value to your case. The more information you have, the more compensation you are likely to receive. Insurance companies (including your own) will attempt to pay you as little as possible, regardless of your real needs. The best car accident lawyer in Georgia will make sure your current and future accident-related expenses are taken into account, including:

  • Paid and currently unpaid medical bills
  • Future operations and medical treatment
  • Physical therapy
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages if you are unable to work
  • Medical equipment such as wheelchairs, ramps and braces
Gathering & Documenting Information About Your Accident

There are certain types of information which can exponentially increase the value of your case. Generally, an attorney will ask you the following questions (and likely more) depending on the circumstances of your accident. Try to have this information ready when you talk to a lawyer:

  • The extent of your injuries
  • When you first sought treatment, and if you are currently treating
  • Whether your injuries required (or will require) surgery
  • The amount of work you have missed (or will miss)
  • The predicted length of your recovery
  • Whether you have permanent damage (scarring, disfigurement, or loss of function of body parts)
  • The effect of the car accident on your day-to-day life
  • The effect of the car accident on your family
  • Information about any witnesses to the accident
  • Whether alcohol or distracted driving was a factor in the accident
  • Whether the at-fault driver received a citation following the accident

It is important to gather and document this information. Details almost always raise the value of a claim.

Call the Injury Lawyers at KWFDM

Contact our experienced legal team to maximize your compensation after a serious auto accident. We represent clients across the Southeastern United States from our Atlanta-based law firm. For your free, no-obligation consultation, please call (404) 460-0101 today.

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