How Much Will You Get In a Personal Injury Case?
“How much am I going to get?” is a good question that we get asked all the time in auto accident and personal injury cases.
And the answer is: a personal injury case is worth what the judge or jury says it’s worth.
In deciding what a case is worth, a judge or jury must render an “itemized verdict” that sets out each category of money they’re awarding.
Here’s what the law in Maryland requires the jury to itemize:
(1) Past medical expenses;
(2) Future medical expenses;
(3) Past loss of earnings;
(4) Future loss of earnings;
(5) Noneconomic damages; and
(6) Other damages
Non-economic damages are: “pain, suffering, inconvenience, physical impairment, disfigurement, loss of consortium, or other non-pecuniary injury.” These can be both past and future.
In order to properly assess what your case is worth, we consider all 6 categories. And this is true for out-of-court settlements and litigated cases, because if the case doesn't settle, a judge or jury will decide your compensation by adding up those same 6 categories after hearing all the evidence.
Not surprisingly, we spend a great deal of time and effort to ensure we have evidence of your damages in items 1 to 6 in a legally admissible form.
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