Value of Your Accident Injury Case in Las Vegas
How does a Las Vegas auto accident lawyer valuate a case?
To determine what your personal injury case is worth, you need to have
your case evaluated by experienced legal counsel. Our Las Vegas injury
Oronoz, Ericsson & Gaffney LLC consider many different aspects of your accident in order to accurately
assess the worth of your personal injury case. The many factors evaluated
by your attorney in accurately estimating the worth of your case will
include the following:
- All past and present medical bills, including costs of treatment and prescription
- Damage to your vehicle and other property
- Income lost as the result of your accident injury
- Disabilities and future damages and medical expenses
- Pain and suffering as the result of the accident
Additionally, in order to determine what your case is worth, your attorney
must assess two important factors: the strength of your claim that the
defendant bears liability for causing the accident, and the strength of
the evidence demonstrating the extent of your injuries.
Proving Fault in an Accident
Assessing liability is critically important because the defendant can only
be held responsible for your injuries if he or she is at fault. In other
words, in order to determine that a defendant is required to pay for damages,
it must first be determined that the defendant acted negligently in causing
your injuries. Fault may be relatively easy to determine, if, for example,
the defendant is cited by law enforcement for causing the
auto accident. However, not even a citation will stop an insurance defense attorney
from attempting to muddy the waters with regard to which party is at fault
for causing the accident.
In order to fully recover for
your injuries, it is not enough that you are injured. As the plaintiff in a personal
injury lawsuit, it is your burden, and your attorney’s burden, to
prove your injuries. Therefore, the extent of the evidence proving your
injuries is very important to assessing the value of your case. Accordingly,
your personal injury attorney will gather your medical records and prepare
to call your treating doctors as witnesses to prove the extent of your
injuries. If your injuries are well documented, it is more likely that
you will recover the full amount of your damages.
Speak with us in a
free consultation. You can schedule yours by
calling Oronoz, Ericsson & Gaffney LLC at (702) 904-8858.