Common Legal Words Defined

Several terms may be used by trial attorneys when determining the value of a case. One of the most common questions that our car accident attorneys receive is: how much is my personal injury case worth? In order to determine how much a personal injury case is worth, there are several factors that our attorneys will have to look at to conclude.

The best thing you can do for yourself is to schedule a case evaluation with our highly qualified attorneys. Having your case reviewed by an experienced accident attorney will help determine how much you could potentially receive in compensation. During the case evaluation, our attorneys will take a look at all of the factors involved in your case. No two cases and accidents are alike, that is why our attorneys provide first-hand attention to all our accident cases. We understand how difficult it may be to go through such a traumatizing event like an accident. That is why we are here to help every step of the way.

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What is a reasonable sum?

A reasonable sum takes into consideration all of the factors that go into evaluating how much a case is worth. The different factors that you could take into consideration to determine how much your case is worth include:

  • Where the accident occurred: there are several differences if an accident were to occur on private property versus on public property. There are specific requirements that you must have to meet if the accident were to occur on each type of property.

  • The parties involved: for example, if the driver was employed, the employer could potentially be held responsible for their employees negligent driving.

  • The injuries: the injuries that you have suffered will greatly impact how much your case is worth. For example if you have suffered permanent injuries that will require several sessions of treatment and physical therapy, you most likely will be able to get more in compensation.

  • Property damage: if you have sustained property damage to your vehicle, you will have to get compensated for this vehicle damage. If your car has been completely totaled, you’ll receive more in compensation compared to another party who may not have had damage to their vehicle.

  • Witnesses: witnesses will help strengthen your case. The more witnesses that you have that corroborate with your case, the better it is for you, and the more you could potentially recover.

  • Photos of the accident scene: having photos of where the accident occurred, along with pictures of the property damage will help our attorneys put together your case and strengthen your case in your favor.

  • Admissibility of evidence: there are certain pieces of evidence that are not admissible in court. This means that despite the fact that this evidence will strengthen your case, it is not admitted into court. If there are key pieces of evidence that are not admissible in court, you most likely will receive less in compensation.

Having a skilled and experienced lawyer will help you tremendously when filing a case against negligent parties to receive compensation. There are several pieces to a lawsuit, and all must be carried out thoroughly in order for you to get the compensation you deserve. Above are just some of the facts that our attorneys consider when determining the value of a case. There are also other factors, and it differs depending on the circumstances of your case. Give us a call today to discuss the value of your case, and how much you could potentially receive in compensation.

What is a tort? A tort is a word that refers to some type of act caused by a party that results in an injury.  A tort could be negligent or could be intentional. For example, a car accident case will most likely fall under a negligent tort, whereas an assault will most likely fall under an intentional tort. Regardless of the type of tort, a victim will most likely suffer some type of harm from the parties actions.

What is negligence? Negligence is a legal term used to describe the failure of a party to take the necessary precautions. A negligent legal theory is one of the most common types of theories when used in car accident lawsuits. In order to prove negligence, you must show that a driver had a duty to drive safely, and breached that duty when they failed to drive safely. Because they failed to drive safely, they caused the accident, which then caused the injuries. This is the most common example of negligence used in a car accident lawsuit.

What is contributory negligence and comparative negligence? Contributory and comparative negligence are terms to refer to a situation where the victim of the accident was actually partially at fault for their own injuries. For example, if the driver was driving in the wrong direction, and collided with another vehicle who was speeding, both drivers appear to be at fault. So, if both drivers file a lawsuit against one another, contributory negligence and comparative negligence theories will be present.

What is the burden of proof? The burden of proof is a term used to refer to the party who has the burden to show all the evidence in their favor. Usually, in car accident lawsuits, the party that has the burden of proof is the party that is filing the lawsuit and alleging that they suffered injuries. In order to collect compensation from the at fault party, the plaintiff, which is the party that files the lawsuit, must show all the evidence in their favor, since they have the burden of proof.

What is liability? Liability is a term used to refer to the responsibilities of each party in a certain circumstance. In order to determine liability for each party, there should be several different types of evidence that should be evaluated, such as photos of the accident scene, review of the police report, and interviewing any eye witnesses and parties to the accident.

How is a car accident settlement calculated? Our car accident attorneys will be able to give you a more detailed estimate on how much your car accident settlement is worth. There is no specific formula or calculation to determine every single person’s settlement amount. Factors such as pain and suffering are very difficult to calculate simply because there are no specific records or numbers to calculate it. Pain and suffering take into consideration emotional trauma, along with the mental anguish that the victim had to suffer from their injuries. Since you cannot necessarily put a dollar amount on suffering, you may receive more of a settlement amount for permanent injuries.

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