There are as many different ways of valuing a case as there are attorneys, insurance companies and armchair adjusters. Let me tell you about two very important ways of assigning value.
First is the insurance company’s way. You file a claim with the at-fault driver’s insurer, and they will offer you a sum of money in exchange for your agreeing to accept the amount in full settlement of your case and not bother them anymore. Often, the amount that they come up with is determined by a computer program designed to pay you as little as they can get away with.
The most unscrupulous insurance companies will even send you a tiny little check in the mail, often with a note saying they’re sorry you had a car accident and to “get yourself some massages to make you feel better.” On the back of the check is tiny print that, if you sign the check, says you have accepted the pittance as full settlement of your case.
Second is our way. The car accident attorney Denver at the Law Offices of Dianne Sawaya take into account the medical treatment you have received so far, as well as the costs of treatment you may need in the future. We factor in physical impairment and loss of function you may have suffered. We look at what income you have lost by being off work following the accident. And we look at many other factors such as loss of enjoyment from activities you used to do.
The result is a value that is fair and reasonable, and justifies what you’ve been through. It’s not a tiny little number generated by a one-size-fits-all insurance company computer program.
If you’ve been hurt in a car accident and would like to know what your case may be worth, give me a call at (303) 758-4777, email me at DLS@dlslawfirm.com or visit our website at www.dlslawfirm.com for more information. Let’s talk about your case and your options. There’s no cost or obligation.
We’ll help you get the money you and your family deserve for the injuries you’ve suffered. And remember: If we take your case, we don’t get paid unless you get paid.