Almost 10 years ago, I wrote about formulas used to settle your claim. You can read that post here. The gist of that story: there is no formula for figuring out the value of your personal injury case.
10 years later and the website I talked about is gone but the idea is still around. A quick Google search reveals over half a million hits on this topic.
But do you know what is still true? There is no formula to figure out the value of a case. Do you know what does work? Experience.
If you think about it, this is really no different than anything else. I can show you how to throw a football, but if you want to be good at it, go throw 10,000 footballs. I can teach you how to install a tile floor. But if you want to be really good at it, go install a whole bunch of tile floors.
Personal injury claims are no different. If you want to be good at it, you need to do it a lot. You probably cannot do it a lot since you are not in a lot of accidents. However, an attorney who handles cases like this does it a lot. Thus, the attorney has a sense of what your case is worth.
Studies have shown that people who hire attorneys do better, overall, then people who try to resolve their claims themselves. It makes sense: hiring an expert pays off.
If you have been injured in a car accident, call me for a free consultation.