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Valuing Your Claim

One of the most difficult aspects of resolving any personal injury claim is properly assessing the settlement value of the claim. There are a number of tangible and intangible factors that must be considered in determining the value of your personal injury claim. A personal injury claim generally includes pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages and other economic losses. In addition, the spouse of an injured person may also have a claim for the loss of their injured spouse's services. Depending upon the circumstances of the case, a claim for punitive damages may also be appropriate in personal injury matters.

In order to assess the value of any claim, the jurisdiction where the case would be tried, the nature of the other party's conduct, prior injuries and other factors that may impact a jury's decision must be considered. Insurance Companies and corporations generally utilize databases to determine verdicts and settlements in personal injury cases of a similar nature to determine what they consider to be an appropriate settlement. If a person is not represented, the insurance company or corporation will very often attempt to reach a settlement with the person that is far below what the person could reasonably expect to obtain at trial or if represented by counsel.

Our attorneys combine their training and experience with multiple national databases to determine the appropriate settlement value for our clients' personal injury matters. We evaluate the same factors considered by the insurance companies and corporations. This allows us to ensure that a settlement is within an acceptable range for personal injury cases of a similar nature. Generally, we are able to obtain a settlement that more completely compensates our clients after attorney's fees are deducted.

In addition, our attorneys then assist clients in avoiding, when possible, the legal right of a health insurance company to be reimbursed for the amounts they have paid for medical bills. This adds further value to the client's case by allowing the client to retain more of their settlement proceeds from their personal injury matter. If a settlement is not properly structured, a client may be exposed to significant liability to his or her health insurance carrier whenever they resolve their personal injury case.

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I was in a head-on collision last year that put me in a wheelchair with a fractured femur. I needed an attorney and my cousin recommended this firm because he had used Briant Mildenhall for his accident. I was glad I called Briant because he always did what he said he would do and kept me informed. We settled with the insurance company and I'm happy with the result. If someone I know needs an attorney, I will tell them to call Briant because he will get the job done. Michael G.
After a head–on collision I had extremely serious injuries to my back and neck, and some internal injuries. I was airlifted to the hospital and started a huge amount of medical expenses accumulating. I hired a lawyer recommended by a friend but I was not satisfied. My cousin told me about this firm so I talked to Briant Mildenhall about handling the case. I was at ease from the get–go. Briant kept me informed all the way through, was always reassuring and did everything he said he would do. He helped us get the money we needed to get the treatment we needed. Briant was fantastic! Ronda W. (Car Accident)
After my car accident, I was looking for an attorney and came across the name Katz Personal Injury Lawyers. My intuition told me to call. I called in and Briant Mildenhall talked to me. He was very clear and honest about my options. As the case went forward, Briant and the staff at the law office always answered my questions right away. I was very confident in Briant's legal ability. He kept me informed every step of the way. I would recommend Mr. Mildenhall and the firm to anyone who needs an attorney. Antonio J. (Car Accident)
I am 100% satisfied. I called Rob the day after the accident. Everything he said that would happen did, every step of the way. He went beyond what we needed him to do. I would definitely use him again and recommend him to anyone who needs a lawyer. Steve H.
Robert Katz isn't your average personal injury lawyer. He has specialized knowledge and experience that the others don't. Timothy W. (Trucking Accident)
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