- January 9, 2012
- In orange County Personal Injury
If you are filing a personal injury claim from an accident, you may be wondering how the insurer will evaluate your company and how they determine its settlement value. There are a multitude of factors used to evaluate cases, and not all of them apply to every case. For information on what the relevant factors are to your case, contact an Irvine personal injury attorney.
One factor you may not think is important but actually is relevant is your expectations. Clients who are easy to deal with and have reasonable expectations are likely to see higher settlements than difficult clients. Your Irvine personal injury attorney may fight harder for a higher settlement for clients who are appreciative instead of impossible to please. Even so, your attorney will probably tell you to keep your expectations low.
It is also important to consider how many witnesses can testify in your case, and more importantly, how reliable and compelling their testimony will be. The quality of liability and damage witnesses has a significant effect on the likely settlement value of your case. If you only have one witness and it is a family member, your case will be weaker than one that has several impartial witnesses to the accident. Additionally, even if your doctor testifies on your behalf, your case may be hurt if the doctor makes a poor witness and cannot testify well. Your case is only as good as the quality of your evidence, and in this case, your evidence is your witnesses.
If you have further questions about the settlement value of your personal injury claim, contact experienced Irvine personal injury attorney Samer Habbas at (888) 848-5084 for a free consultation.
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