Potential clients commonly ask the attorneys of Jeffrey R. Davis, P.A., Jeffrey Davis and Olga Porven, during their free consultation, “What is my case worth?” Many clients create their own case value expectations merely on a result obtained by their friend or family member with a case that they consider similar to theirs. Unfortunately, there is no secrete formula which allows any lawyer to determine the value of your case. There are too many factors to entertain when attempting to place a value on a case for personal injury, especially after the initial consultation. There are many questions that must be answered during the course of the case, questions that usually do not have clear answers.
For example a personal injury lawyer will need to determine:
- the medical attention sought and compliance with medical attention;
- the severity of the injuries;
- the permanency of the injuries;
- the future medical treatment in the future;
- the future ability to work;
- how much were the medical bills;
- did this affect any members of your family;
When discussing your personal injury matter, wrongful death case, or any other case with an attorney, you should be cautious of any lawyer who promises you a certain value for your case. The value of your case has to be evaluated after looking at medical records and having a face to face meeting. Many times it is several months after the accident and treatment that a lawyer may be able to begin evaluating the value of a case. Beware many times insurance companies will approach you early in the case with settlement offers. Before accepting a settlement offer and signing a release, you should consult with a lawyer in order to determine whether the settlement is a fair offer for your injuries. Insurance companies have been known to send field representatives to accident scenes in order to release any potential claims against their insureds.
Jeffrey R. Davis, P.A. evaluates every case individually. Because each case has different injuries, different damages, different circumstances, and different people, each case is given the attention that it deserves. If you would like to meet with an a personal injury attorney and receive a free consultation regarding your Florida personal injury case, contact us at Jeffrey R. Davis, P.A., North Miami based attorneys, Jeff Davis and Olga Porven will work hard to try and obtain a fair value for your case.