Have you been injured by another party’s negligence? If so, you are probably wondering what type of settlement you can get for your claim. There is no magical formula, but there are certain factors an experienced personal injury lawyer can use to estimate the value of your claim.
One of the most critical considerations is the amount of damages. This may include medical bills, loss of income, and damage to property. When calculating damages, you must consider those that have occurred as well as future expenses. In proving future damages, it may be necessary to have expert testimony to support your claims. Estimating pain and suffering or other non-physical injuries can be difficult. A multiplier may be used – the more severe and long-lasting the injuries, the higher the multiplier will be.
Your attorney will also consider the comparative fault of the plaintiff. Georgia is a modified comparative negligence state. In other words, even if you were partially at fault for your injuries, you can still recover for your damages as long as the other party was 51% or more at fault. If you were 49% at fault, you can recover damages, which means it is critical that your attorney prove that the other party is more than half responsible for the accident.
Finally, and one of the most complicated factors, is the likelihood that a jury will decide the case in your favor. A seasoned personal injury lawyer must assess the facts of your case, the credibility of both parties, and the above factors to predict your chances before a jury. We understand what facts are relevant and which circumstances will likely impact the jury’s decision-making process. Let us review your individual case and help you understand the settlement value of your claim.
Having an experienced attorney on your side is crucial to obtaining all the financial compensation you deserve for your injury. The attorneys of Murphy & Garner, LLC, have over 32 years of experience serving clients in western Georgia and the surrounding area. We will fight for your rights and get you the compensation you deserve. Call us today for a free consultation at (866) 942-0552 or (678) 563-1584.