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What is Your Personal Injury Worth $$?


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How to tally the value of your personal injury case depends on many variables and a whole host of related costs and fees. It remains impossible to predict case values accurately. All we can do is estimate case values. But that is just a shot in the dark.


First, the dollar amount of bills, therapy, and lost work are a major and critical component. Intangibles like mental suffering and physical pain must be creatively calculated. Usually, experts are required. Most lawyers will advance these costs. But the victim will pay it back out of the settlement. Almost all injury claims pay out cash for the same items of loss.

Let's take a look at your potential items of economic and non-economic recovery as follows:

  • Loss of past, present, and future wages. (you may have a total disability, or have to be retrained for new work too).
  • Loss of past and future medical care. (for example, you may need expensive in-home nursing care. The total rehabilitation and medical expenses connected with your injuries.)
  • You may need a mobility chair, pool lift, wheelchair lift, or other assistive medical device.
  • General compensation damages for your pain and suffering.
  • Loss of consortium damages for loss of sexual intimacy, love, care and affection. (These are more common in death and survivor actions).
  • Exemplary damages act as a warning to others not to engage in the same bad conduct. Commonly, these are called punitive damages. But these are designed to punish reckless, intentional and grossly negligent conduct. Los Angeles courts, in particular, have awarded some of the largest damages awards. But most of all, a great personal lawyer is the decisive factor in winning an award whether it happens at the Airport Courthouse, or at the Stanley Mosk Superior Court.

Although there is no magical personal injury case value calculator, the court, adjuster or jury will look at the above. 

EXAMPLE: Click here for Typical Breakdown of a $100,000 Settlement.

By using this information, our accident lawyers will determine the likely probability of the recoverable dollar amounts of damages for your injury case.

So obviously, the lawyers you retain will play a major role in the damages recovered. We help in many challenging situations like yours. Again and again, people get stumped by insurance companies.

So they feel like they got the runaround. Some clients want to make a change. Many clients we work with fired their old lawyer. Most of them suffered injuries in traffic collisions with other motorists. But they are all undergoing a stressful experience. Home and hospital visits


Ehline Law Firm Personal Injury Attorneys, APLC 633 W 5th St #2890 Los Angeles, CA 90071 (213) 596-9642

Check out this Review of Ehline Law Firm Personal Injury Attorneys, APLC

I wanted to shout out to Michael Ehline is a kind, caring and considerate car accident lawyer. After my Uber accident, I was not getting answers. I was a passenger, and no police report put me at fault. I am glad Irene and Mike assisted and guided my case. I appreciate everything. I am happy and grateful. They continually informed me of progress. Michael is also a great guy. He just won the attorney of the year award, and it shows. I understand the issues related to compensation for my losses. I know what steps I need to further in my life. I recommend Ehline Law Firm. I think they are the best personal injury attorneys in Los Angeles
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Date published: Date published: 2015-02-15
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Ehline Law Firm
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633 W 5th St #2890
Los Angeles, CA 90071

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