Some of the most horrific damages come in motorcycle accident cases. With little protection between the motorcycle driver and the other vehicle or the road, medical injuries and damages can escalate. Determining what your case is worth is critical for an injured motorcycle driver. And settlement amounts and jury verdicts, although the numbers differ widely, can often help you and your attorney understand the value of your case.
Personal injury cases decided by a judge or jury can tell you quite a bit about the value and strength of your personal injury claim. Here are several personal injury cases that have been recently decided.
Most personal injury cases are settled before trial. Some are settled before a lawsuit is filed, while some are settled during the litigation process. As a case unfolds, issues of liability and damages and possible defenses to a personal injury claim unfold. Parties, their attorneys, judges, and insurance claims adjustors all work toward resolution. There are several settlement opportunities during the course of a personal injury claim.
Evaluating a Personal Injury Case: Elements
A finding of liability is the first step in evaluating a potential personal injury case. Determining who is legally liable can be a complicated process in some cases such as product liability, or a fairly straight-forward one in a simple “fender bender” auto accident.