This is probably the number one question a survivor of a car wreck has. And to put it simply, it depends on many factors. It depends on the insurance coverage. It depends on the determination of fault or liability. It depends on the credibility of the parties. It depends on the damages of the case, which in turn depends on the cost of medical care, the amount of time you are out of work with an excuse from a medical provider, etc. As you can see there are many factors which go into deciding the value or worth of a claim.
Every case is different. Early in a case it is very hard to put a value on a case. If someone does, I would be concerned, as any estimate in value will depend on many issues. What should be the first concern is your health or physical and mental well being.
If you are injured in a car wreck, what is important is if you are hurt you seek medical attention immediately. If you are not hurt, then do not. And it is important that you not consider any type of settlement until you know the full extent of your injuries. Once you know the full extent of your injuries only then can you have a realistic idea of what a portion of your damages are.
Another portion of your damages will be lost wages if a doctor has taken you out of work. Depending on the severity of the injuries this could be from one day to several months or in catastrophic cases it could be for life. This can be a substantial amount of your damages as well.
The list goes on and on. If you are involved in a serious accident and need help determining the amount of damages and determining the value of your case, contact an Atlanta Car Accident Lawyer at 770-948-5454 so we can help make sure you have calculated all of the damages you have as a result of your car wreck.