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How Much is Your Car Accident Case Worth?

How Much is Your Car Accident Case Worth?

Rear-end accident involving two silver carsCar accidents can leave victims with substantial losses. When you account for victims’ medical expenses, lost income, and property damage, even a relatively minor car accident can result in tens of thousands of dollars in economic damages. And this is to say nothing of the non-economic damages victims often experience like physical and emotional pain and suffering and lost quality of life.

It should come as no surprise, then, that many car accident victims want to know how much their case is worth. The unfortunate reality is that it’s impossible to even start to predict how much you will receive without conducting a thorough analysis of your case. Every car accident case is different, and there are a number of factors will determine how much your case is worth. Some of the most important include:

  • Your occupation
  • The extent of the damage to your vehicle and/or other property
  • The severity and extent of your injuries
  • Your prognosis
  • Your age
  • Whether you were partially at fault for your accident
  • The limits of the at-fault party’s insurance policy

Maximize the Value of Your Claim by Retaining an Experienced Attorney

As a car accident victim, it is important to understand how the representation of a lawyer can ensure that you receive as much compensation as possible – even if your case never goes to court. First of all, it’s critical that you are able to provide the insurance company (or the court) with evidence of your damages. While it may be fairly straightforward to hand over medical bills, repair bills, and pay stubs to establish economic losses, what about your non-economic damages? Fortunately, an attorney familiar with personal injury litigation can present evidence of your pain and suffering and other non-economic losses in order to ensure that none of your losses goes uncompensated.

It’s also important to have an attorney protecting your rights during the negotiation process. Insurance companies regularly take steps that are designed to limit the amount they pay out to victims, including the following:

  • Contact victims before they have had a chance to talk to an attorney who would let them know how much their cases are actually worth.
  • Requesting a recorded statement in order to help “process” a claim, hoping that victims will make statements that indicate that they were partially at fault for their accident.
  • Taking an unreasonable amount of time to make a settlement offer, knowing that victims’ bills are piling up.
  • Making unreasonably low settlement offers.

When you retain an attorney familiar with insurance company tactics, you can ensure that your legal rights will be protected.

Call Bice Law Today to Schedule a Free Case Evaluation with a North and South Carolina Car Accident Lawyer

Car accident victims should do everything they can to ensure that they obtain the full and fair value of their claim – starting with retaining an experienced car accident lawyer. An attorney will evaluate all of your losses and ensure that any settlement you accept is sufficient. To schedule a free case evaluation with North & South Carolina car accident attorney Justin Bice, call our office today at 803-639-8777 or 704-243-8778 or contact us online.

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