Suffering a broken arm can be very painful. If the broken bone occurred during a car accident, the pain can feel multiplied. If the car accident is the result of a careless driver, you may decide to file suit to help pay the resulting bills.
Considering the cost of treatment, lost wages, and/or repairs to the vehicle, it is no surprise that many people ask, “How much is my case worth?”
It is not practical or advisable for a lawyer to give you a reward estimate before getting to know your case. An experienced personal injury attorney will not answer any questions about damage awards and settlement amounts before researching the case. Below are examples of critical information an attorney will need when initially discussing your case.
- Were your injuries treated? Your physical health should always be the most important thing. Do not hold off treatment or follow up treatment.
- Discuss the details of the accident. The details of the accident are very important in Virginia. In Virginia, if a victim is even 1% at fault they will be barred recovery.
- Talk about your recent health history. Insurance companies will explore your health history. Pre-existing conditions can cause a lot of damage to your case if the attorney is unaware of your medical history.