What's My Case Worth?
What Kind of Compensation Should I Expect?
One thing we constantly say here at Edgar Snyder & Associates is that each case is unique and deserves special attention. Two slip and fall accidents are never the same, Workers' Compensation benefits depend on each client's situation, and a Social Security disability benefit appeal is always different from an application. Even two passengers in the same car accident have unique cases.
That being said, it would be wrong to give you even a rough ball park figure. In fact, it would be impossible—unfortunately there's no standard formula to tell you how much your case may worth, because it's truly a case-by-case basis.
Trust Us to Investigate the Value of Your Case
If a law firm tells you how much your case may be worth right away, you shouldn't trust it. You may be settling for less than you deserve, or you may be promised an unrealistic amount. This goes for insurance companies, too—we want to believe they have our clients' best interests in mind, but in reality, they want to settle your case for less than you deserve. You should never accept a quick settlement before investigating future medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses.
The only true way to find out how much your case is worth is to work with an experienced attorney. An attorney can use investigators to gather evidence, medical records, and witnesses to build your case to a value that accounts for all medical bills and lost wages, including those in the future. At Edgar Snyder & Associates, our attorneys have over 30 years of experience helping over 50,000 clients get the maximum settlements they deserve for injury cases, Workers' Compensation cases, and Social Security disability benefits cases.
Factors that Determine the Value of Your Case
The best way to start is to call us to see if you have a case. We offer a free legal consultation with no obligation to use our law firm. We'll get some details from you to get an idea of your personal situation, and then tell you if we think you have a case, if you need a lawyer, and what to do next.
There are a lot of factors that can determine if you have a case and what it may be worth. Remember that since every case is different, the questions we ask you will be tailored to your specific situation, but here are some basic ones we generally ask to get started:
- What are your injuries?
- Did you need surgery, or will you need it in the future?
- Do you have unpaid medical expenses?
- Were you, or are you still, unable to work?
- Do you have lost wages?
- How long did it, or will it, take for you to recover?
- Do you have permanent damage or scarring?
- Were there any witnesses to your accident?