A common question asked by those recently injured in accidents is “How much is my personal injury case worth?“. Clients expect a personal injury attorney to use their knowledge and experience to come up with an estimate for them. However, past results do not guarantee future results.
A personal injury attorney can not know how much a personal injury case is worth at the beginning stages of the personal injury process. There are simply too many factors at that point:
- How long will you be treating?
- How long will you be out of work?
- Will your treatment end in full recovery?
Even once your losses are certain, there are factors such as limits on insurance liability and comparative negligence that can make parts of your losses non-recoverable.
You should not pick your attorney by whoever gives you the highest estimate on your injury. You should pick your attorney by their level of ability and your comfort level with them.