Accident victims have the right to seek economic and non-economic damages from the party responsible for their injuries. Economic damages often include medical bills, lost wages, and personal property losses. These losses are easy to quantify. Pain and suffering, however, is considered to be non-economic damages that result from an accident. These are a little harder to quantify. Pain and suffering damages might include emotional trauma, loss of a loved one, lost enjoyment of life, or a lost opportunity. Determining the value of your pain and suffering can be difficult, and the insurance company will do whatever it takes to not pay what you deserve. A personal injury lawyer can help ensure you obtain fair payment for your losses.
Should I Accept the Settlement Offered by the Insurance Company?
Keep in mind, the insurance companies don’t have your best interests in hand. Insurance companies will do everything they can to minimize your settlement amount. Their only goal is to pay you as little as possible for your injuries. The first way they go about accomplishing this goal is to minimize your pain and suffering. Insurance adjusters may claim you had prior injuries, that you contributed to the accident, or your medical bills weren’t that high. A seasoned personal injury lawyer understands how these insurance companies operate and what their motives are. Your attorney will create an undeniable claim and get you the most compensation for your pain and suffering possible.
Can a Settlement Calculator Help Me Figure Out What My Claim is Worth?
When you start googling personal injury claims, you will likely come across online calculators claiming to identify the average pain and suffering payout for a Mississippi personal injury case. You don’t want to trust these websites, as most are simply created to collect your personal information, not give legitimate legal advice. Every personal injury case is unique, therefore no website can properly consider the details of your injuries and your pain. The only way to determine the actual value of your claim is to discuss it with a trusted personal injury attorney.
Can a Personal Injury Lawyer Help Me?
Before you even consider accepting a settlement offer from the insurance company, contact a Clinton personal injury attorney. Personal injury lawyers help victims every day by fighting to recover the compensation they deserve for their injuries. Call Rundlett Law Firm, PLLC at 601-353-8504 and let us take a look at your case and tell you how we can get you compensated.