Determining the Value of Your Personal Injury Case

An Injury Attorney in Jacksonville, FL Discusses Factors That Determine Case Worth

Perhaps the biggest question you have when meeting with an injury lawyer in Jacksonville, FL relates to your case’s value. First off, no case has a guaranteed price tag. The value of your particular case will depend on many factors.¬†An injury attorney in Jacksonville, FL will use his or her experience and expertise to evaluate your case and discuss what factors determine potential case worth.

Legal Factors

Even if you think the person who injured you is morally responsible, an injury lawyer in Jacksonville, FL knows that you must prove legal responsibility to recover any damages. This will include the current law relating to your type of case. This can include things such as:
  • statutes of limitation
  • where you were injured (in a car, on someone’s property, while at work, etc.)
  • whether an insurance company is involved
  • whether you carry any contributory fault for your injuries

Medical Factors

Your injury lawyer in Jacksonville, FL will do extensive research into your injury. The value of your case will depend on the nature and extent of your injury, including such things as:
  • permanent vs. temporary disability
  • length of hospitalization
  • amount of medical bills and how they were incurred
  • how badly you were injured and how big an impact it has on your daily life
  • any work-related financial loss (wages, sick time, benefits, vacation, etc.)
The bottom line is if you cannot support your injury with adequate documentation, expert opinions, and credible witnesses, your injury lawyer in Jacksonville, FL will explain that this will likely decrease your potential case value. Your injury attorney in Jacksonville, FL will look at other issues as well, as each case is different, and you will have to consult with him to learn what those issues may be in your situation.

Contact an Injury Attorney in Jacksonville, FL Today

For a detailed analysis of your case and to learn more about the factors that will determine your case value, contact an experienced injury lawyer in Jacksonville, FL by calling First Coast Accident Lawyers at 904-278-1000. The initial consultation is free.

About John Fagan

John is a Jacksonville native who grew up on the First Coast. He graduated from Bishop Kenny High School in 1975 and went to college at Florida State University where he completed a 4-year program in 3 years. John graduated from the Florida State University College of Business in 1978 and went straight into Florida State University College of Law. While in law school, John earned a position on the prestigious Law Review Board serving as its Business Editor. As a law student, John studied in the Oxford program. He also interned with the Florida Legislature working in the Florida House of Representatives Criminal Justice Committee. John was admitted to the Florida Bar in 1981. John began his legal career as a law school intern in the State Attorney's Office in Jacksonville in 1981. After his internship, legendary State Attorney Ed Austin hired John as a full-time Assistant State Attorney for the Fourth Judicial Circuit (Clay, Duval, and Nassau Counties). As a prosecutor, John tried jury and non-jury trial on charges ranging from DUI to Murder. In 1983, John moved from the State Attorney's Office to begin his career in private practice. He has practiced law for 30 years on the First Coast. For the last 20 years, John and his family have made Clay County their home. John limits his practice to personal injury and disability cases. While there are many fine attorneys in Clay County, John is one of only a few Clay County attorneys who limit their practice to personal injury and disability cases. John takes pride in helping clients resolve injury claims in ways that avoid the stress, uncertainty, and the expense of unnecessary litigation. Professional Activities John is the past President of the Clay County Bar Association and has served on the Board of the Clay County Bar Association from 2009-2013. He is an active member of the Florida Bar, and the Federal Bar of the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida. He is also a member of the American Association of Justice, the Florida Association of Justice, the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives, and the National Organization of Veterans' Advocates. Service to the Community John is involved in the Clay County Community serving as a member and Director of the Rotary Club of Orange Park, of the Clay County Bar Association, and the Putnam County Bar Association.
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