This video gives insight into accident attorney cases and what someone should expect to see when working with such an attorney. One attorney says that an excellent accident attorney won’t start the conversation off by talking about money. Money and settlement amounts are figures that should come up after an in-depth case evaluation and strategy have been created.
A reliable attorney should never fill a person’s head with any false concepts of getting a certain amount back before delving into the case completely.
The way to value a case properly is to look at the entire scope of factors that can affect the settlement and then estimate a possible settlement amount. Factors that can affect payments are medical bills, the degree to which the person’s quality of life has been impacted, and the ability of the person to earn a living. For example, someone who is no longer able to do manual labor because of a limitation the accident caused is likely to get a bigger settlement than someone who can still go to work and perform the same work that he did before the accident. In that case, the attorney will look at a figure called the work-life expectancy.