November 15, 2019

How Much Is My Car Accident Claim Worth?

For most people who are considering filing a claim for compensation after a car accident, the first question is how much their claim is worth. Although each case is unique and the damages will depend on the individual circumstances of your case, there are a few ways to get an idea of what you may be awarded.

The attorneys at the Law Offices of Gary S. Greenberg are here to help you understand how much your car accident claim is worth and what you need to do next.

Determining Your Damages

Two types of damages are associated with car accident claims: non-economic damages and economic damages.

Economic damages are relatively easy to pinpoint when filing a car crash claim. These refer to expenses like property damage and medical bills, including hospital costs, medications, wages you lose during time away from work, and rehabilitation costs.

Non-economic damages are more difficult to determine without the help of a qualified attorney. Some examples of non-economic damages include the following:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of consortium
  • Emotional distress or mental anguish
  • Loss of enjoyment
  • Loss of companionship

How Do You Prove Non-Economic Damages?

If you believe that non-economic damages are a part of your car accident claim, you’re probably wondering how you’ll prove that you’re eligible to receive them.

To start, our personal injury lawyers will assess how your quality of life has suffered since your accident. They may examine witnesses, medical records, or expert testimony to prove your non-economic damages.

Why You Need a Lawyer

To find out what the true value of your claim is, you’ll want to work with an attorney. Proving the economic damages of a car accident can be relatively simple. But the insurance company isn’t going to be forthright about other damages you may be eligible for.

If you stand to recover some non-economic damages or even economic damages you didn’t think to ask for, the insurance company won’t volunteer that information. But having an attorney by your side will ensure that you realize the true value of your claim.

Talk to Our Attorneys

If you’re wondering how much your Wisconsin car accident claim is worth, speak with an attorney at the Law Offices of Gary S. Greenberg to find out how much compensation you can recover. Give us a call at 414-271-7007 or fill out the online contact form at the bottom of the page to get started today.