Understanding The Value Of Your Injury Claim

Once you have been in an accident, have gotten initial emergency medical treatment and have experienced your first round of incoming bills, you'll likely ask, "How much should I be getting for my injury claim?" There is no easy answer, but one thing is for sure: You need someone on your side who can make headway in your financial recovery.

Get The Treatment You Deserve From A Law Firm That Cares

As an injury victim, it can feel like the insurance company is reducing you to dollars and cents. Our job at Phillip J. Jusino & Associates, P.C., is to make sure you are treated with the consideration you deserve while keeping our focus on how to get things done pragmatically.

Email us your questions or call us at 631-615-1724 to set up a free initial consultation and get the support you need. From our office in Long Island, we handle cases in Suffolk County and throughout New York.

How Is Compensation Calculated?

The answer to this question is always going to be case-specific. There is no single right answer, but there are pieces of information that go into how different personal injuries are evaluated and valued. The amount of compensation you receive will be calculated based on the damages you have experienced, including:

  • Medical bills and treatment costs. You should be able to recover compensation for the immediate medical care you needed after an accident, as well as the long-term care you need for rehabilitation, hospital stays, reconstructive surgery, etc.
  • Lost wages. If you are unable to work while recovering from your accident, that lost income should be given back to you through your personal injury compensation package.
  • Lost income. If the injury you suffered has made you unable to work in the vocation you are trained in, you could receive compensation for the long-term lost income you have suffered due to the accident.
  • Lost experiences, social engagements and other special events. You should be compensated for unique events or obligations that you were unable to meet as a result of your injury. For example, you may receive compensation for lost tuition caused by missing school as you recovered.
  • Loss of companionship, guardianship or personal relationships due to catastrophic injury or wrongful death. If you lost your spouse, your child, your parent or if that person has suffered a serious disability that diminished their quality of life and their participation in your life as a loved one, you may be able to recover compensation for those emotional damages.
  • Emotional injuries and mental health challenges. Depression, anxiety, stress, embarrassment — these are all issue that can change your life forever. Your compensation package may address these challenges.

The financial considerations become increasingly complex if you are facing some level of long-term disability as a result of your accident. For example, different levels of compensation may be awarded if you are partially versus totally disabled or temporarily versus permanently disabled.

Getting a customized evaluation of your case is vital to recovering the compensation you need. Contact us to work one-on-one with a lawyer who will be committed to your case and your recovery.