What Is My Personal Injury Claim Worth?


The value of your personal injury claim is going to be determined by the nature and extent of the personal injuries you sustained. If you have no injuries then the value of your claim may be limited to your property damage such as the damage to your car.

Therefore it is essential that anyone injured by the negligence of others seek medical attention. The objective is not to create injuries that are not there but rather to diagnose and determine the extent of your injuries. The nature and extent of your injuries can only be determined through examination by qualified doctors as well as appropriate medical testing such as X-Rays and MRI scans. Depending on the type of injury you sustained, you may have been evaluated in a hospital emergency room, or you may have been seen by your family physician, chiropractor, orthopedic surgeon or other specialist.

Often one doctor such as your chiropractor or family physician will coordinate your care and medical testing, and may refer you out for evaluation by other specialists or for an MRI scan. Once you have reached maximum medical improvement (MMI) your family doctor or chiropractor will then prepare a final report summarizing the nature, extent, and permanency of your injuries, and may state an opinion as to the permanency of any injury you may have. The final report will state the basis for any such opinion, supported by medical evaluations, treatments, and tests that were conducted.

The value of your claim will be based upon the nature and extent of your injuries as well as the permanency of any injury you may have, plus any future medical care you may need.

In addition the value of your claim may be determined by any of the following; loss of consortium (spousal services), loss of enjoyment of life, loss of the ability to enjoy certain activities, hobbies, or sports, pain, suffering and mental anguish as a result of the injuries sustained as a result of the accident, time lost from work, loss of job as a result of the injury, travel time to and from your doctor, and out of pocket losses.

For more information or a free consultation on your legal issue contact The Law Offices of Charles D. Scott PLLC, your injury law and family law attorneys, at 727-300-4878. http://www.yourstpetelawyers.com

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