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 attorneys at 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 medications
  • 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 when 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.

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