Do You Know How Much Your Personal Injury Case is Worth?

"How Much is My Personal Injury Claim Worth?..."

...Is usually the first thing people want to know after suffering an injury from an accident. Each claim is different, and there are several factors that can determine just how much money you could receive for your accident.

Factors that can determine the value of a personal injury claim include:

  • Amount of medical bills
  • Amount of wage loss
  • Cost of car repairs
  • Any future medical bills

There is also another group of factors known as “noneconomic damages” that can include:

  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Immense pain and suffering
  • Inconvenience
  • Disfigurement
  • A loss of consortium
  • And other damages that do not have a fixed dollar amount

Remember: Every case is different, and there are various aspects that can set yours apart from others.

Question about your claim? Call Coye Law Firm now at (407) 900-2895 or fill out the form on this page to receive a free case evaluation.

4 Deadly Mistakes that Could Diminish the Value of Your Claim

WARNING: The law is an extremely complicated system, and sometimes it's almost too easy to unknowingly make a mistake when you are representing yourself. Sadly, in the personal injury world one fatal mistake could possibily ruin your entire personal injury claim.

Some common, detrimental mistakes people make with their personal injury claims:

 

1) Waiting Too Long to Go to the Doctor

Waiting too long to go to the doctor can be irreversibly damaging to your case. Insurance companies will use your delay against you, claiming that your injury "must not have been that painful" if you waited so long to seek medical care, or claim that something else happened during the two weeks delay that caused your injuries.

What's even worse? If you don't seek medical care within 14 days after an accident, then you may not be able to use your personal injury protection benefits from your insurance.

2) Not Calling the Police

After an accident on the road, you should call 911 and request a police officer. The accident report that a police officer writes is a crucial starting point for personal injury claims since it usually includes information about...

  • The drivers involved.
  • The driver's insurance information.
  • The types of vehicles involved.
  • Who the witnesses were.
  • The name of the police officer who reported to the scene.
  • All other pertinent information from the scene of the accident. 
  • A police officer may also issue a traffic citation to the at-fault driver.

3) Giving a Recorded Statement to the Other Driver's Insurance Company

Insurance companies may take advantage of the chaos that ensues after an accident and attempt to have a confused, injured person give a recorded statement. The problem with giving recorded statements to the other driver's insurance company is that you may mistakenly say something that the insurance company could use against you.

Understand that you are not obligated to give a statement. If the other driver's insurance company and calling you and asking for a statement, you should contact a lawyer immediately.

4) Signing Forms, Such as a Release or Authorization

The other driver's insurance company may contact you and request your signature on a release or authorization. You should never sign anything without consulting your lawyer. 

Question about your claim? Call Coye Law Firm now at (407) 900-2895 or fill out the form on this page to receive a free case evaluation.

The Truth about Those Attorney Billboards...

By now, you've probably seen attorney advertisements and commercials touting how much $$$ someone received for the settlement of their personal injury case.

But, these screaming headlines rarely reveal the dirty little secret nobody wants to talk about...

What is a "Fair" Settlement in an Injury Case?

Determining a good settlement varies greatly case-by-case. However, here are some common ways to evaluate the quality of your settlement:

1) Will the settlement pay your medical bills? 

If you were injured in an accident, you most likely had to go to the hospital or a doctor's office, and you probably racked up some medical bills. One of the starting points of ANY injury case settlement is looking at the total amount of medical bills (and future medical bills!) and making sure that the settlement covers the costs.

2) Will the settlement pay your lost wages?

Injuries usually prevent people from working. If you had to miss time from work then your settlement should cover the amount in wages you lost. 

2) What type of insurance coverage is involved in the claim?

A lack of insurance coverage that could mean a larger settlement is simply impossible in some cases, despite the lawyer’s best efforts. When damages are great but the insurance coverage is minimal, just getting the bills paid with a little left over is a good settlement for the circumstances.

3) The general circumstances of the accident and other specific factors of the claim

The definition of a good settlement is obviously subjective and can vary depending on the case. The best way to uncover the true value of your case is to have a conversation with an experienced personal injury attorney.

Question about your claim? Call Coye Law Firm now at (407) 900-2895 or fill out the form on this page to receive a free case evaluation.

Do I Need an Attorney to Make Someone Pay?

It's not about making someone pay, but ensuring that you are paid fairly under the law. 

Once you send a demand to the insurance company, they will likely offer you a payment. However, this first offer is usually so low that anyone who knows the true value of your case would be offended. The insurance company may also ask you what your bottom-line number is to settle your case. This question is usually a ploy to establish a number that is lower than your initial request.

In short, you may not need an attorney to make someone pay, but you may need one to make sure you are paid what you deserve.

When a case concludes, some people are left with enough money from their accident that they are able to take care of their needs above and beyond their injuries. Others find that even after everyone has paid there is not enough money to cover all expenses. With this in mind, the best way to guarantee you get everything the law allows to cover your expenses is to get an attorney.​

How Do I Pay for a Personal Injury Attorney?

Luckily, you don't have to be incredibly wealthy to receive competent legal counsel and work. At Coye Law Firm, we operate on what is called a "contingency basis." 

This means we don't require payment upfront, and you won't have to pay us anything unless we win your case. 

So if your claim stems from a car accident, slip and fall, or premises liability, the attorney's fees will come from the settlement that you accept from the insurance company.

Question about your claim? Call Coye Law Firm now at (407) 900-2895 or fill out the form on this page to receive a free case evaluation.


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  2. The two most important factors in determining case value (page 8)
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  4. 6 critical steps you must take after an accident (chapter 7)
  5. Why you should not trust the insurance company’s repair shop (page 78)
  6. How to choose the right doctor (chapter 5)
  7. A claim you could make against your own insurance company if your car is damaged, but not totaled (page 87)
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This client was memorable to me because the more she learned about her case, the more she realized how easy it was to make a mistake that could seriously cost her. Every time I met with her to discuss her case, she would lament, “Gosh, I wish I knew this before I called you!” 

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