Establishing Fault and Liability for Your Injuries
For you to succeed in recovering your damages, we will need to demonstrate that the at-fault party was negligent or acted carelessly. Our legal team will gather evidence to support your claim, such as photos or videos of the accident, eyewitness statements, medical reports, and accident or police reports. In addition, we will seek expert testimony if it will benefit your unique case.
We can use all this evidence as proof of who was at fault and how the accident led to your injuries. From there, we present the best case possible so that we can fight for a fair settlement.
How Our Law Firm Can Help You
Downs, McDonough, Cowan & Foley is prepared to help you with all aspects of your case. We can manage your claim so that you can focus on your recovery. How can our law firm help you? We can:
- Investigate the accident and gather evidence
- Organize and prepare all documents
- Calculate all of your damages (in other words, after reviewing your case in-depth, we can help you answer that age-old question: "How much money is my case actually worth?")
- Engage with all parties on your behalf
- Negotiate a settlement with the insurance company
- If necessary, file a lawsuit and take your case to court
With an experienced and knowledgeable legal team on your side, you will have the leverage you need to effectively fight for both justice and fair compensation.
What is Your Personal Injury Case Worth?
The value of your case depends on the circumstances of the accident, who was at fault, and the total amount of your economic or noneconomic losses. We calculate your claim based on a number of factors, including those discussed below.
Your medical bills may include ambulatory services, a visit to the ER, medical procedures, a recovery room stay, ongoing doctor visits, or medications. You may also have future medical expenses such as rehabilitation or physical therapy. The way we see it, you should be able to claim financial compensation for all of these costs if they were caused by another person's careless or reckless behavior.
If you are out of work for several weeks or months, your employer may be able to provide a report of how much pay you lost. Your total lost income may include wages, benefits, tips, or lost bonuses. We also consider lost future earning capacity in disability or dismemberment cases.
Noneconomic losses are damages that cannot be calculated but demonstrate a clear loss for you or your family. These may include ongoing severe pain, emotional or mental distress, and loss of companionship or parenting.