Every personal injury case is different and involves a variety of facts and circumstances. Therefore, it is hard to make a generalized statement about how much a particular case is worth. A number of different factors impact the value of a personal injury claim. These factors include the following:
- The severity of the injuries from the accident
- The age and health of the injury victim prior to the accident
- The degree to which the injured individual was at fault
- The extent to which another party is responsible for the accident
- The amount of medical bills related to injuries from the accident
- The amount of future medical expenses
- The amount of wages that the victim lost due to his or her injuries
- The injury victim’s work history and future ability to work
- Whether the injured individual suffered permanent disability or scarring
In addition to these types of damages, which generally are referred as to compensatory damages, an accident victim also may have personal injuries that result in damages. These injuries include things like pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life. Again, the nature and duration of your injuries will determine the amount of personal damages to which you are entitled. A permanent disability clearly will merit a higher damages amount than a temporary injury or inability to work.
Settlement amounts in a personal injury claim also may decrease if there is problem with the evidence or legalities in the case, which makes the case likely to be less successful if it would proceed to trial. Furthermore, if the injured victim is at fault to any degree for the accident that led to his or her own injuries, then his or her damages award will be reduced accordingly.
Boller & Vaughan are experienced Madison personal injury lawyers who know Wisconsin law and know how to effectively represent your interests in any personal injury claim that you might have, whether it involves a motorcycle, semi-truck, or a passenger vehicle. Call our office today and learn how our attorneys can help ensure that you receive the compensation in your case to which you are entitled.