What is My Case Worth?

What Is My Case Worth?

Determining Value & a Course of Action

After an accident, one of the most difficult questions an individual must answer is how much their injury claim is worth. This can be difficult for many reasons: the situation can be overwhelming for the victim and their families, and the full extent of the damage may not be immediately clear. Especially when serious injuries to the back, spine, and head are involved, a person may not feel the effects of an injury until years after an incident.

At Mitchell & Danoff Law Firm, our personal injury team knows how difficult a situation can seem to an accident victim. As part of our dedicated service to our clients, we help them determine the value of the compensation they may need to make a full recovery. By thoroughly examining the individual circumstances of an accident and the full extent of the injuries, we seek to obtain a clear and educated estimation of the damage that has been done.

Learn more about your case by contacting Mitchell & Danoff Law Firm today.

The Importance of Determining Case Worth

There are many reasons why accident victims should determine the value of a case before taking action. First of all, you may only collect compensation for an injury once. This is because injury claims are meant to return accident victims to the state they were in before an injury occurred, but not to award a financial advantage.

It is important that the award of your injury claim covers the full losses and expenses that have resulted—and will result—from an injury. This means your compensation may take into account any ongoing medical treatment, as well as costs that arise in the future. If it is part of the recovery process, it should be part of your compensation.

We help our clients consider many important factors in their cases, such as:

  • Current lost wages/income
  • Current medical bills
  • Extent of damage to personal property
  • Future medical treatment needs and costs
  • Future loss of wages/income/earning capacity
  • Medical prognosis and treatment administered
  • Nature, extent, and severity of injuries
  • Ongoing physical restrictions/limitations
  • Ongoing emotional distress/mental anguish
  • Short-term and long-term prospects for healing and recovery
  • Temporary and permanent disability caused by injuries

The value of an injury case may take into account the full cost of an accident, including past related medical treatment and other expenses. As long as individuals are able to present strong evidence in court to justify the compensation, it may not matter when the expenses are incurred—whether in the past, present, or future. Accident victims do not deserve to bear the burdens of another person’s negligent or reckless behavior.

We Make a Full and Fair Assessment of Client Cases. Contact Mitchell & Danoff Law Firm Today!

Since 1984, San Jose Personal Injury Attorney Tab Mitchell has continued to help our clients gain a clear understanding of how much their case is worth and decide upon an effective course of action. As a victim of serious injury himself, Mr. Mitchell knows how vital it is to secure compensation after an accident.

Every client is important to us. When our clients are successful, our firm is successful. That is why our injury lawyers in the greater San Jose operate on contingent fees; we do not collect any up-front attorney fees from our clients. When we do collect fees, it is because our client was awarded compensation in a verdict or settlement.

This allows us to work tirelessly to maximize the value of our clients’ cases and help them secure the compensation they need to make a recovery. It is never in your best interest to undervalue the worth of your injury claim—the same should be true for the personal injury attorney who represents you in court.

Do not underestimate the value of your case. Your future may depend on it! Call (831) 219-2110 to schedule a free case evaluation with Mitchell & Danoff Law Firm today and discuss your situation.


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Frequently Asked Questions

  • Should I hire a lawyer for my personal injury case?

    There are several reasons for hiring a lawyer to represent you in your personal injury claim, rather than representing yourself. 1.) It allows you to focus on your own recovery, rather than the complicated details of your case. 2.) By hiring a skilled personal injury attorney to research your case and represent you in court, your chances of success improve drastically.

  • How long will my personal injury case take to resolve?

    This number can vary from one case to another, depending on the details of your situation. A lawsuit can take anywhere from several months to several years to settle.

  • What is the average settlement amount for a personal injury claim?

    The average compensation amount for a personal injury case is anywhere from $3,000 to $75,000, depending on what type of damages you are pursuing.

  • Does California put damage caps on claims for personal injury cases?

    No, only Medical Malpractices cases have a cap. California Civil Code section 3333.2 sets a cap on the amount of non-economic damages (pain and suffering) that can be recovered in a medical malpractice case. The maximum amount that may be recovered is $250,000. All other Personal Injury cases are not subject to any cap.