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What Is My Cook County Personal Injury Case Worth?

What is my Chicago personal injury case worth?

Hyde Park Lawyer Helping Recover Compensation for Car Accidents, Medical Malpractice, and More

When you suffer a personal injury, it can not only affect your physical health and well-being, but it can cause difficulties that impact your life, your finances, and your family for years to come. If your injury occurred because of someone else's negligence or intentional actions, you can pursue compensation that will address the harm done and allow you to protect your family's financial stability. However, determining the amount of compensation you can recover is often a complex matter, and you will want to work with an experienced attorney to establish the full extent of your damages.

At Law Office of David A. Kadzai, LLC, we know how hard it can be to recover from a serious injury, and we can help you understand the steps you can take to hold the responsible party liable for the harm your family has suffered. Attorney David Kadzai has over 10 years of experience, and he is ready to fight to make sure you receive compensation that fully addresses your injuries and their effects on your life.

Damages in Personal Injury Cases

When injuries occur in car accidents, because of medical malpractice, as the result of assault and battery, or other forms of negligence or intentional harm, victims can pursue financial compensation for multiple types of damages. To place a monetary value on these damages, an attorney will look at a variety of factors, including:

  • Medical bills - Emergency medical treatment, which may include transportation in an ambulance and care in an emergency room, can cost several thousand dollars. If hospitalization or surgery is necessary following an injury, medical bills can add up to tens of thousands or even hundreds of thousands of dollars. A victim may need to address a variety of ongoing costs as well. In some cases, physical therapy may be needed, and this can cost thousands of dollars per year. Expensive medications may also be prescribed, and these can cost hundreds of dollars per month, resulting in significant expenses over time.
  • Lost income - A victim should be fully compensated for any income they would have earned while recovering from an injury. For example, if a person earned $20 per hour, and they were unable to work for six months following an injury, this would add up to a loss of income of approximately $19,200. Additional damages may apply if an injury affects a person's future earning capacity. For instance, if a victim who earned $20 per hour is only able to work 20 hours per week rather than 40 hours due to their injuries, their annual income would be decreased by more than $20,000. Over the course of 30 years, this would add up to more than $600,000 in lost income.
  • Pain and suffering - A victim and their family may also experience non-economic damages, including physical pain, emotional trauma, loss of enjoyment of life, or harm to family relationships. It can often be difficult to place a monetary figure on these damages. However, in many personal injury cases, damages for pain and suffering are determined by multiplying the amount of economic damages by a certain figure. This figure will usually be higher if a victim has experienced long-lasting or permanent harm. For example, if a person suffered a permanent disability that has caused them a great deal of pain and made them unable to provide for their family's needs, a multiplier of 4 may be used. If the total amount of their economic damages was $700,000, they would be awarded $2.8 million in non-economic damages, resulting in a total of $3.5 million.

Contact a Chicago Personal Injury Attorney

Following a serious injury, you will want to understand how to address your medical expenses and any other issues that affect your family's finances. Attorney David Kadzai will work with you to determine the monetary value of your damages, and he will help you pursue financial compensation from the person or organization that was responsible for your injuries. Contact our office today at 312-229-0050 for a free consultation. We will not charge any fees unless we collect compensation in your case.We assist with personal injury cases throughout Chicago and Cook County, including Jackson Park, Evergreen Park, Calumet City, Burbank, Robbins, Bedford Park, Hyde Park, Calumet Heights, Riverdale, Oak Lawn, Dixmoor, Dolton, Burnham, Merrionette Park, and Harvey.

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