Many people search the internet for a personal injury settlement calculator. The truth is that there is no way for anyone to know the exact value of your case without performing a full review of your medical records, bills, and any future treatment recommendations. You should always speak with an experienced personal injury attorney to determine the exact value of your case.
You can however use a helpful formula to get a better idea of what you deserve in a settlement. Any fair personal injury settlement calculator should generally follow this formula:
Full Amount of Past Medical Bills
(Not just what insurance pays)
Full Amount of Future Medical Bills
(Shown by doctor's future care recommendations)
Full Amount of Past Lost Wages
(Shown by supporting income documentation)
Future Lost Earnings
(When individual will miss more time from work in the future)
Other Special Damages
(i.e. modifications to home to accommodate disability among others)
Pain and Suffering
(The amount determined by the "enlightened conscience of an impartial jury")
Other forms of damages, such as punitive damages to punish a wrongdoer, can also be awarded in certain types of cases. No personal injury settlement calculator can identify all your damages. Only an attorney with years of personal injury experience can give you a fair estimation of each of these six values to determine the full amount of your settlement compensation, and can determine if any of the additional damages categories under Georgia law apply in your case. If you have not spoken with an attorney, contact us for a free phone consultation. We can help advise you on the proper course of action and value of your accident case. Our firm would never take a case for a client unless we feel like we can add value. If you have already negotiated a great settlement, we will honestly tell you. You have nothing to lose - contact us today.