Answer: This question can only be answered on an individual basis. Is only a minor injury involved or a more serious injury? Serious injuries such as a concussion, broken bone(s), a separated shoulder, permanent scarring, and torn cartilage naturally increase the value of a case. Serious injuries typically require ongoing medical care and sometimes surgery. Future medical care, loss of earnings, disability, or permanent injury are unknown factors at the time of an accident and sometimes the passage of time is important to place a proper value on a given loss. In other words, before considering a compromise of your case in terms of a settlement, it is important that maximum medical treatment has been reached. The value of a case is very much determined three general factors (1) the extent of injury (both economic and non-economic losses); (2) the nature of the liability and (3) the insurance coverage available (or ability to pay),
Valuing a personal injury case is never an easy task. This is why the initial consultation with an experienced litigator is of primary importance. Be assured that the
Law Office of Joel J. Turney will provide you with a candid opinion of your case. If retained, you as the victim in a bicycle accident, will be advised through every step of the legal process.