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What is My Injury Claim Worth?

If you have been injured by someone else’s negligence or recklessness, you may be wondering what your personal injury claim is worth. You may have significant medical expenses and you may be unable to work. Your bills may be piling up. You deserve compensation for your losses due to someone else’s actions or inaction.

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What is My Injury Claim Worth?

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If you have been injured by someone else’s negligence or recklessness, you may be wondering what your personal injury claim is worth. You may have significant medical expenses and you may be unable to work. Your bills may be piling up. You deserve compensation for your losses due to someone else’s actions or inaction.

A knowledgeable Jersey City personal injury lawyer can help you determine whether a claim is in your best interests. Our team of lawyers at Bhatt Law Group will evaluate your claim so that you understand the value of your losses. We will seek the maximum compensation possible from all responsible parties. Call Bhatt Law Group today at (201) 798-8000 to discuss your claim.

Types of Damages

The value of a claim is based on many factors and are closely tied to your economic and non-economic losses. Economic damages are those that have a specific monetary amount that can be proven with documentation. Non-economic damages are less specific and often subjective non-monetary losses that are valued in order to compensate you.

  • Economic damages include medical expenses, property damage, lost wages, and other specific monetary losses.
  • Non-economic damages include pain, suffering, mental anguish, loss of society, loss of companionship, loss of consortium, loss of enjoyment of life, and other inconveniences.

Value of Compensatory Damages

Both economic and non-economic damages are compensatory in nature. They are meant to compensate you for losses caused by someone else’s actions or inaction. The majority of the value of your injury claim depends on compensatory damages.

You may receive compensation for the cost of past and future medical treatment for your injuries. This includes all medical care related to the accident. You should be compensated for the treatment you have already received and for the estimated amount of medical treatment you will likely need in the future.

You are also entitled to compensation for your property losses, such as vehicles or personal belongings that were damaged or destroyed because of the accident. Your loss of use of property may also be calculated into that figure.

Additionally, you should receive compensation for lost income because of the incident. This would include income that you’ve lost due to missed days from work because of medical treatment, and also for income you would have received in the future if not for your injuries. For example, if you sustained permanent back injuries in an accident that prevent you from lifting boxes, which was a requirement of your job, then you might be unable to work in that job in the future. This is called “lost earning capacity,” which involves complex calculations and may require expert testimony on the effects of the injury on future work performance.

Other types of compensatory damages, such as those that are non-economic, pose more difficulty when assigning monetary value. For example, you may be entitled to receive compensation for pain and suffering caused by an accident or that you incurred during medical treatment. You may even be able to recover for continuous and ongoing pain caused by your injuries. You may get compensation for emotional distress, which includes all of the mental and emotional impacts of your injuries, including anxiety, fear, or post-traumatic stress. These damages can account for a large portion of your recovery, but can be complicated to prove.

Punitive Damages

In addition to compensatory damages, you may be entitled to punitive damages. These are damages that are intended to punish the liable person or company for their conduct and to deter similar actions in the future.

To qualify for punitive damages, the conduct in the case must have been so egregious as to show actual malice or a wanton and willful disregard of others. In New Jersey punitive damages cannot be more than five times the amount of compensatory damages awarded or $350,000, whichever is greater.

Call a Jersey City Personal Injury Attorney Today

Bhatt Law Group has been helping people in New Jersey with their personal injury cases since 2006. We know the kind of investigation and evidence it takes to prove a claim and to ensure that you get the maximum compensation you deserve for your injuries. We will take the time to listen to you, and you can be confident that a team of attorneys is closely analyzing all the facts of your case.

Call Bhatt Law Group at (201) 798-8000 for a free initial consultation with one of our attorneys.

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Recent Settlements

T-BONE Accident
$2,300,000 Settlement

Our client’s car was t-boned by a commercial vehicle. As a result, she required multiple lumbar spine surgeries. Bhatt Law Group immediately filed a lawsuit and retained experts. Prior to trial and after several depositions, we were able to obtain a settlement on behalf of our client.

Side-Swipe Accident
$2,000,000 Settlement

Our client’s vehicle rolled over several times after being side-swiped by an 18 wheeler. This resulted in significant injuries to his neck and back. Client was unable to return to work because of his injuries. The insurance company contested the liability but after filing suit, serving discovery, and taking depositions, Bhatt Law Group was able to settle this case.

Reckless Driving Accident
$1,750,000 Settlement

Our client was struck by a car that was attempting to make an illegal u-turn. This resulted in significant damage to our client’s car and he was taken to the hospital by ambulance. Our client required both back and knee surgery and physical therapy.

Speeding-Related Accident
$1,300,000 Settlement

Our client was injured in a motor vehicle accident. As a result of the accident, our client sustained injuries to her spine.

Pedestrian Accident
$950,000 Settlement

Our client was injured when she was struck by a motor vehicle when crossing the street. As a result of the accident, our client sustained a fractured leg and injuries to her back. This was a difficult liability case but the settlement was obtained as a result of strong settlement negotiations.

Slip and Fall Accident
$825,000 Settlement

Our client was injured when he slipped and fell on ice. As a result of the accident, our client sustained a broken ankle.

Rear End Accident
$375,000 Settlement

Our client was injured when he was rear-ended by a commercial vehicle in Jersey City. The liability insurance carrier argued low impact with minimal property damage and our client’s age to minimize the extent of his damages. As a result of the accident, our client sustained injuries to his neck and back resulting in multiple injections including a two level lumbar fusion and discectomy surgery. This settlement was the result of strategic preparation and strong settlement negotiations.

Car Accident
$100,000 Settlement

Our client was injured when she was involved in a motor vehicle accident in Maplewood. The claim had its complexities due to the claimant’s ongoing health issues, prior accident history and age. As a result of the subject accident, our client sustained an aggravation of injuries to her neck, back and right shoulder resulting in a one level discectomy with instrumentation. The bodily insurance carrier tendered its insured’s policy limits prior to the two year statute of limitations and without extensive litigation.

Multi-Vehicle Accident
$75,000 Settlement

Multi-motor vehicle accident involving our client who suffered back injuries requiring injections.

* Results may vary depending on your particular facts and legal circumstances.

Your Personal Injury Team

When someone’s negligence causes you or a loved one serious injury, you deserve justice. Our team of personal injury lawyers at Bhatt Law Group is here to help you obtain the maximum available compensation for your medical costs, lost income, and other losses. We’re dedicated to fighting for the rights of injured people throughout New Jersey.

 

Your Criminal Defense Team

When you’ve been charged with a crime or a traffic offense in New Jersey, you need a dedicated team of lawyers who will fight your charge aggressively. At Bhatt Law Group, our criminal defense team is made up of skilled and experienced trial attorneys, including a former prosecutor, who will work hard to get you the best possible outcome for your case.

 

Your Family Law Team

Domestic matters can be incredibly complicated and emotional. Our team of New Jersey family lawyers at Bhatt Law Group are dedicated to protecting your best interests in family law matters, from divorce to custody disputes to DYFS investigations. Let us help you through this challenging time in your life.

 

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June 24, 2022.
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When someone’s negligence causes you or a loved one serious injury, you deserve justice. Our team of personal injury lawyers at Bhatt Law Group is here to help you obtain the maximum available compensation for your medical costs, lost income, and other losses. We’re dedicated to fighting for the rights of injured people throughout New Jersey.