Filing a West Virginia personal injury claim can be a stressful process. You may be curious to know what kind of damages you can expect to recover if your claim is successful. If you have already met with a Clarksburg personal injury attorney, then you probably already know that during an initial consultation an attorney can't in good faith give a reasonable estimate.
It's not really possible to quickly put a value on a West Virginia personal injury claim, especially if serious or permanent injuries resulted from the incident. This is because all accidents are unique as are the victims and how their accident injuries affect their lives. All of these factors make up the specific conditions that will impact the value of your West Virginia personal injury claim.
Here are only some of the factors that are taken into consideration when estimating the value of a West Virginia personal injury claim:
- the type of accident you were involved in and who is at-fault for causing the accident;
- the type of injuries you suffered, including your long-term prognosis;
- your medical bills (both current and future);
- any partial fault on your behalf;
- time you lost from work due to your injuries and recovery time;
- the insurance available on the part of the liable party;
- your property damage (this includes vehicles and personal property);
- how many parties are liable (accidents may include more than one negligent party); and
- additional accident expenses (transportation costs, medical devices, etc.)
Additionally, your West Virginia personal injury claim can take into account the non-economic or emotional damages that resulted from your accident. Pain and suffering is a common type of compensation that may be included in your injury claim. If your accident resulted in anxiety, post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), or other emotional issues, your therapy costs may also be included in your West Virginia personal injury claim.
There is a lot that goes into determining the value of your West Virginia personal injury claim and the process can be complicated, especially when estimating future medical costs and lost wages (if your injury resulted in disability). Working with an experienced Clarksburg personal injury lawyer can help you better understand the types of compensation you may be eligible to recover and how to properly document and support your West Virginia personal injury claim.
Contacting a Clarksburg Personal Injury Attorney
Unfortunately, car accidents are a regular occurrence on West Virginia roadways such as I-79, I-77, Route 50, Route 33, and I-68. In fact, our state averages over 40,000 car crashes, over 400 deaths, and over 11,000 serious injuries each year. If you or a loved one has been seriously injured in a West Virginia car accident, order a FREE copy of our consumer guide, The 7 Biggest Mistakes that Can Wreck Your West Virginia Car Accident Claim then contact the Clarksburg personal injury attorneys at The Miley Legal Group for a FREE consultation - 304-326-1800.