Get an Accurate Assessment from Our Savannah Personal Injury Attorneys
When filing an injury claim, it is important for victims to know how a claim is calculated and the factors that are considered. We recommend that you work with an attorney to help you come up with a full and accurate idea of what you are entitled to receive by law. This can include current costs and projected costs that you will face in the future.
Factors that affect a claim’s value:
- Medical treatments
- Lost wages, salaries, and benefits
- Lost earning capacity
- Property loss, such as vehicles or other items
- Pain and suffering, emotional distress
At Karsman, McKenzie & Hart, our Savannah injury attorneys know how to assess claims and push for the maximum compensation possible for our clients. If you are interested in learning more about valuing a claim, feel free to contact us.
Tips for Injured Victims
Make sure that you don’t make these common mistakes. Insurance companies will often do their best to undercompensate you.
Here are some useful tips for injured victims:
Do not rely solely on online claim calculators. While these calculators can be a good place to start when determining how much economic loss you suffered, they can’t tell you how much pain you are in or how much emotional distress you experienced. Only an attorney has the resources to offer you an accurate assessment.
Do not accept a quick payout. Insurance companies want you to accept the first amount, because it is an amount that they determined to be far less than what you truly deserved. Don’t settle a claim without first consulting an attorney. Your lawyer can tell you whether an amount is fair.
Do not wait too long to file. There are statutes of limitations when it comes to most claims, meaning there is a time limit. When this limit expires, then you may no longer be eligible for compensation even if you have a valid case.
Keep all evidence. The more evidence you have from your accident, the stronger your claim is. Take pictures, keep objects that injured you, and keep a record of witness statements and their contact information.