The answer to this question is almost never straightforward. Most people think that an injury equates to a dollar figure. It’s not that simple. If you have suffered a recent injury, whether catastrophic or minor, an injury lawyer can only, at best, estimate the value of your claim even without basic medical evidence. It may not be possible to assemble the entire medical and other documentation required to accurately assess the true value of your claim. Your claim can consist of several heads of damages (see the Heads of Damages FAQ).
An experienced injury lawyer will ask you the right questions to determine the nature, severity, type, of injuries you have, how these injuries continue to interfere with your normal activities of daily living or employment, whether further medical investigation is required, and what medical and other experts that are required to maximize your claim. Some of the experts I work with are physiatrists, psychologists, orthopedic specialists, occupational therapists, neurologists, neuropsychologists, temporomandibular joint (TMJ) experts, neurosurgeons, and economic consultants.
Contact me, Joseph A. Nagy, for an interview so that I can ask you the right questions to determine what your claim is worth.