Award winning personal injury lawyers with over 50 years of combined experience in personal injury cases can help you evaluate your claim.
To evaluate your claim, it is important to consider the 1) fault or liability, 2) the extent of your injuries, and 3) the collectability of a verdict.
If the defendant is clearly at fault, then litigation cost may be fairly minimal. However, if fault is unclear or if the defendant has specific defenses, like immunity or contributory negligence, then litigation costs and risks increase.
This is when the good news is the bad news and the bad news is the good news. No one wishes to be hurt more or injured worse, but as the severity of a plaintiff’s personal injures increase, so does the value of the claim. Cases involving minor injuries often do not make financial sense to litigate.
Is the potential verdict collectable? The question is almost always answered with the amount of available insurance coverage, including UIM/UM coverage. The more coverage that is available, the more justification there is to litigate the claim.
If you have been injured by the negligence of another, contact Miller Law Group for a free consultation and evaluation of your claim, or call 919-348-4361.