Hobe Sound Personal Injury
If you were hurt in a preventable accident and are now worried about making ends meet because of an extended recovery period, you are not alone. A few weeks of missed work are all it takes to threaten the financial security of most people, and when you add medical bills to the mix, falling into overwhelming debt is a very real possibility.
Beyond the immediate costs of healthcare and lost wages, there are also future costs to consider such as ongoing care and loss of earning capacity. Fortunately, accident victims can pursue compensation for such expenses by filing a personal injury claim.
The Hobe Sound personal injury attorneys at Donaldson & Weston will help you navigate the proceedings and protect your best interests every step of the way. Our accident lawyers are tenacious, knowledgeable, and strategic professionals who are respected by insurance companies throughout Florida. Call 772-266-5555 to schedule a free case evaluation.How Much Is My Personal Injury Case Worth?
There is no set formula for calculating the value of a personal injury claim. Since every case is different, the value of economic and non-economic damages can vary immensely from case to case.
During your first meeting with a Hobe Sound personal injury lawyer, you might discuss a potentially fair settlement based on the facts of the case up to that point; however, no reputable law firm will promise to achieve a particular outcome for you at any stage of the proceedings, and it is likely that a thorough investigation will be needed before estimating the potential value of your case.
Our legal team will determine how much compensation you should pursue by calculating the economic damages you have accrued—and will continue to accrue—as a result of your injuries. We will then account for non-economic damages such as pain and suffering, emotional distress, and disfigurement. If the liable party was especially reckless or malicious, you may be able to recover punitive damages, as well.
Unlike compensatory damages (economic and non-economic damages), there is a cap on the total amount of punitive damages a plaintiff can recover. Typically, Florida law limits punitive damages to whichever is greater: $500,000 or three times the total compensatory damages; however, in certain circumstances, plaintiffs may be able to recover even larger awards for a defendant’s gross negligence or intentional misconduct.
A variety of factors will ultimately affect the total value of your claim if it is successful. Those factors include:
- The severity of your injuries;
- The circumstances of the incident;
- Your own percentage of fault;
- The strength of any evidence of liability and damages; and
- The existence of any witnesses.
The Hobe Sound accident lawyers at Donaldson & Weston are proud to help injured parties pursue the maximum compensation from those who have wronged them. Call 772-266-5555 today or fill out our Contact Form to schedule a free case evaluation.