- March 15, 2012
- In personal Injury
Numerous factors can affect the value of your Orange County personal injury claim. Some are obvious, such as the size of your medical bills and your lost wages. However, some are less obvious.
One such factor is statutory support. In most personal injury claims, the personal injury attorney and the insurance company negotiate the amount of the settlement based on previous settlements and trial verdicts. However, if there is a specific statute or ordinance that directly supports your case, the extra leverage your attorney has can result in a settlement larger than it would be otherwise.
Another possible factor is the length of time between your injury and the trial, if you are litigating. Given that it can sometimes take 6-10 years before a trial, it is not uncommon for soft tissue injuries to have completely healed before the claimant’s first appearance before the jury. In such a case, the jury may not find your description of your injuries as plausible and you as sympathetic.
It is important to remember that each of these factors don’t mean much on its own. Rather, it is the combination of the factors surrounding your case that will ultimately determine of your case value and how your Orange County personal injury attorney uses them.
This is why it is so important for you to have an experienced Orange County personal injury attorney handling your case. For a free consultation with knowledgeable Orange County personal injury attorney Samer Habbas, call 888-848-5084 or simply fill out the form on this page.
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