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What is my South Carolina personal injury case worth? (Part A)

If you have been injured in a South Carolina accident and plan on filing a personal injury claim, you may be wondering what your case is worth. Every case is unique with its own set of extenuating circumstances that will contribute to the outcome of any potential settlement or court award.

Understanding the Worth of a South Carolina Personal Injury Claim 

Its important to understand that there is no one formula to figure out the worth of a South Carolina personal injury claim. There are a variety of factors that may play into it but not all of the factors will be applicable as each accident, along with those injured, will involve a unique set of circumstances.

All of these individual considerations will be looked at to determine the value of a South Carolina personal injury claim. Your Summerville personal injury attorney can look over the specifics of your case and help you understand how these considerations will affect your case.  

Some of the ways that worth is determined in a South Carolina personal injury claim includes:  
 

  • who was at fault for the accident (including any role you played);
  • how much property damage there was;
  • amount of insurance coverage available from both sides;
  • number of people who were injured;
  • if the injured party was wearing a seat belt;
  • extent of the injuries;
  • amount of hospital and other medical bills;
  • length of time treatment for injuries is expected to be;
  • impact injuries has had and will have on the victim's ability to work (both temporarily and permanently);
  • amount of out-of-pocket expenses;
  • quality of life issues that arise from the injury;
  • projected future medical expenses;
  • necessity for surgery;
  • pre-existing injuries; and
  • if injured party has followed the doctor's recommended treatment plan. 


These are just some of the factors that may play into the worth of a South Carolina personal injury claim. Insurance adjusters will be considering many of these factors when making a determination. Having a Summerville personal injury attorney on your side can help ensure your best interests are being addressed throughout the claims process.

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