One of the most common questions we hear from people during their initial consultation is how much money their case is worth. That is never an easy question to answer. Without question, it cannot be answered until we know all off the harms and losses you have experienced to date, and the losses you will have in the future.
At Tabor Law Firm, when you retain us, we get to work quickly investigating the facts and circumstances surrounding the event in order to make an educated determination the full amount of compensation you deserve for your losses. We have a nationwide network of experts at the tops of their fields to help us evaluate all of your past, present and future losses.
We will look at factors like:
- Your present and long-term medical needs: For many serious injuries, you will need more than just your past medical bills paid. There may be future surgeries, physical therapy, expensive medications and the installation of adaptive equipment in your home, which need to be addressed at the time you resolve your case.
- The insurance coverage of the other party: In truck accidents, most trucking companies have larger insurance coverage because in trucking collisions, there are usually very substantial losses. If the at-fault driver who hit you was underinsured or uninsured, we will always seek out other avenues of recovery funds that you need.
- Funeral and burial expenses: If you lost a loved one, you should not have to bear the expensive costs of burying your loved one alone. Indiana's wrongful death statute specifically addresses reimbursement for these out-of-pockets expenses.
- Lost wages: This will depend on how long you will be out of work, or when you have lost a loved one, a computation of the amount of income your loved one would have earned over his/her lifetime. Many serious brain and spinal injuries require lengthy absences away from the job. In some instances, individuals must be retrained for a less physically demanding job — often for positions that may not be the same amount of income as before the harm. These future losses must be addressed before your case can be fully evaluated.
- Noneconomic losses: For serious injuries and wrongful death, there may be appropriate times to make a claim for loss of love, companionship, parental guidance and training, or emotional support. In every case, there is a great deal of emotional trauma associated with your loss.
Why The Right Representation Matters
When you are dealing with a serious injury or wrongful death claim, the insurance company will play hardball. You need an experienced lawyer in your corner. Some inexperienced lawyers may give up and advise their clients to accept low settlement offers. Our attorneys stand up for our clients' interests. We know that settling too early will likely mean future hardships for you, so we prepare for every case as if a trial will be necessary.
Talk To Tabor Law Firm To Learn More
Do not accept the insurance company's first offer, and don't try and do it yourself. Make sure you seek legal representation to find out how much money your claim is worth. We invite you to schedule a free consultation with our attorneys today. Contact our office in Indianapolis by calling 317-236-9000 or 800-266-7103.