You may be surprised to discover that there really isn’t one “magic formula” used to estimate the value of your Southern California personal injury claim. In fact, some things, like the pain you suffered following the car or truck accident, are hard to assign an exact dollar figure to. However, other aspects of an injury claim are pretty straightforward.

Damages you may recover from the insurance company
One of the first questions that people ask following a serious accident or injury has to do with the value of their claim. They want to know how much money they can expect to receive from the insurance company. Below is a list of the damages you may be able to recover:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost income
  • Damaged property
  • Disfigurement
  • Emotional damages

This list does not include everything, and is therefore merely an example of what you can expect. While adding up your medical expenses, damaged property and lost income is usually simple; figuring out an acceptable amount to cover your pain and suffering damages and/or lost opportunities is an entirely different story.

The insurance company might try to lowball your settlement offer
Insurance companies are notorious for offering lowball settlement offers. They look for ways to lower the value of claims and even outright deny them. After an accident, you have to proceed very cautiously, as the insurance company will often employ tactics to get you to accept a settlement offer that is lower than what your case is actually worth.

At Steinberg Injury Lawyers, we don’t want to see the insurance company take advantage of you. A Santa Monica car accident attorney from or office will step in on your behalf to ensure that you are treated fairly by the insurer.

For more information or answers to your questions, contact us today by calling (800) 989-6385 or filling out our online form.

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Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorney Since 1982