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Can a Personal Injury Attorney Recover More Damages For My Personal Injury Case?

Posted on July 30, 2021

If you or a loved one has been injured due to the negligence of another person or party, you are probably considering hiring a personal injury lawyer. Depending on your accident’s severity, you may be facing long-term physical and financial repercussions. For this reason, it is critical that you hire an attorney to walk away with the proper compensation to support you and your family.

Personal Injury Attorneys Understand Tactics Used by Insurance Companies

Insurance companies can be very challenging to work with. If you handle your case alone, the insurance adjuster will know you do not intend to go to trial. Here are a few acts of intimidation that an insurance company may try to pull on you:

  • They may try to get you to admit to something that you didn’t do. This will be recorded and used against you.
  • They may tell you that you were at fault for your injury and deny your claim, even if it is valid.
  • They can claim that your medical records are insufficient and might recommend using one of their approved medical professionals to verify your injuries. Ultimately, the insurance company is looking to prove that your injuries are not as severe as you’re making them out to be.
  • They can tie up your claim for an extended period of time, making you desperate to settle even if it is for much less than you deserve.

An experienced personal injury lawyer will not allow an insurance company to get away with any of these tactics. Being advocated for will also validate the threat of a lawsuit and motivate the insurance company to extend a fair settlement offer.

An Attorney Can Calculate Pain and Suffering Damages

Putting a price on lifelong pain and suffering is not a simple task. The more evidence you can present showing how your pain impacts your life, the larger the amount of compensation you should receive.

As a general rule of thumb, there are two types of multiplier methods typically used to calculate pain and suffering damages.

Multiplier Method

This is the more commonly used procedure. First, the economic damages (medical bills, lost income, diminished earning capacity, property damage, etc.) are totaled. That amount is then multiplied by a number typically between 1.5 and 5. The more severe the injury, the higher the multiplier.

Per Diem Approach

This method assigns a dollar amount to each day the victim suffers from the injury until the accident victim recovers, often their daily wages.

An attorney will know how to calculate your pain and suffering damages and will help you collect the necessary evidence to prove why you are owed the amount of compensation you are requesting.

A Personal Injury Lawyer is Not Afraid to Go To Trial

When you are pursuing a personal injury claim, you will not want a lawyer who does not have experience handling the pressure of a courtroom. While over 95% of civil cases settle, an effective litigator can help you secure a better result no matter what your circumstances are. With your financial future at stake, having an experienced trial lawyer can help ensure that the insurance company knows you are ready to go the distance to protect your interests.

If another party’s negligence has caused you or someone you love severe harm, contact Rosenbaum & Associates. We can discuss your legal options in a free consultation and how we can help you obtain the compensation you deserve. Call (215) 569-0200 or send us a message today.