What is your case worth?

People often have questions about settling an accident case and want to know what their case is worth. The truth is that there is no formula or pat answer as to what your case is worth. The circumstances of each case are different. However, there are factors that can influence a settlement. In addition, there is vital evidence that is necessary for obtaining a favorable outcome. The following questions and answers help to explain how accident cases and settlements work.

What factors do attorneys use when calculating amounts for settlements?

There are quite a few factors involved, including costs for the following:

  • Emergency services involving treatment and transport
  • Hospitalization
  • Medication
  • Medical tests
  • Doctors and surgeons
  • Rehabilitation
  • Medical devices (wheelchair, walker, etc.)
  • Vehicle damage
  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost wages (present and future)
  • Estimated future medical treatment (maximum medical improvement)
  • Nursing and caregiver assistance
  • Home remodeling for disability (ramps, hospital bed, bathroom renovations, etc.)

What evidence is vital for proving fault in a car accident case?

The more evidence of fault the attorney has to hand, the more leverage there will be to negotiate a fair settlement. The following types of evidence are pivotal for car accident cases:

  • Photos and videos
  • Eyewitness testimonies
  • Accident reports
  • Police reports
  • Expert opinions based on accident reconstruction

What additional evidence can help in a commercial truck accident case?

18 Wheeler accident cases often involve commercial trucking companies in addition to the at-fault driver. Because federal and state governments strictly regulate the industry, evidence should also include:

  • Truck driver hours logs
  • Vehicle maintenance reports
  • Black box recorded information
  • Trucking company’s safety violations
  • Accident scene evidence

Do you need legal help determining your rights in a car wreck?

The Law Office of Michael R. De La Paz has helped countless victims recover compensation in all types of vehicle accidents. We assist clients throughout Texas, including areas in the San Antonio, Austin and Houston areas. We also provide nationwide representation in states such as California and Oklahoma. Arrange a free consultation today to evaluate your potential case.