When you consult with a personal injury attorney after suffering an injury caused by another party, they typically consider the following factors:
- Who is liable? The most important factor in any personal injury case is liability. If a plaintiff wants to recover damages for personal injury, they need to prove that the injuries they suffered were caused by the negligent actions of another party.
- What are the economic damages? Economic damages are comprised of medical costs, lost earnings, loss of future wages and earning capacity, and property damage. As soon as liability is established, a lawyer will determine the nature, severity, and potential permanency of your injuries by examining your medical records.
- What are the noneconomic damages? If you suffered severe or catastrophic injuries, you may be entitled to noneconomic damages, such as pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, and loss of consortium.
- What is your case worth? Lastly, an attorney will ask various questions about the specific circumstances of your accident and injury. Based on the facts of your case, a lawyer can determine whether or not another party is liable for your injury and what your claim might be worth.