Evaluating your case means determining who was at fault, and the amount of money that makes up for the injuries or loss you sustained, the wages and property you lost, the pain you went through, the mental anguish you have experienced, and the affects your injuries have had on your life.
Part of this evaluation can also include, if it applies to you, the amount of future medical expenses, future pain and suffering, and the impaired earning capacity that you are likely to experience in the future due to your injuries.
While you are entitled to be compensated for all of the above losses, there is no strict rule or formula to compute that value. Rather, it is based on two questions:
- your out of pocket past and future injuries, and
- your degree of pain, suffering, emotional distress and loss of the enjoyment of life’s activities.
The extent of your injuries, your medical expenses, and the affects your injuries have on your life are all considered in evaluating your case. After thorough consideration, your attorney will talk with you about these factors and advise you on what amount of money is reasonable to expect as compensation.
Attorney at Law
Blado Kiger Bolan, Tacoma, Wash.