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Case Value: An Overview

As a Kansas City personal injury attorney, one of the most common questions I hear is, "What is my case worth?" There are too many factors to list in one blog, but I can provide an overview.

Generally speaking, personal injury cases are compensatory in nature. The money you get is supposed to make up for your damages. Damages can be economic and non-economic in nature.

Economic damages are those that have an identifiable value; they have documentation to show how much they are. They include things like property damage, medical charges and wage loss. There are repair estimates to show property damage, hospital bills for medical charges and pay stubs for wage loss.

Non-economic damages do not have documents to show their value. They include damages like pain and suffering, scarring, and emotional suffering. Although they are difficult to value, they are, for the most part, relative to your economic damages. The higher your economic damages, the higher your non-economic damages. They are also usually more substantial because they are what you remember most from an accident.

There are many other factors that go into determining the value of a personal injury case. If you have been hurt in a car accident, slip or trip and fall, or any other personal injury matter, I would be glad to talk to you more about case value. Contact my office today to schedule a free initial consultation.