If you’re considering filing a personal injury lawsuit following a car accident, slip and fall, or any other kind of injury, you may be wondering “What is my case really worth?” The answer comes down to “damages”. You must figure out what your injuries have cost you monetarily, physically, and mentally (and, in some cases, whether the defendant’s conduct should be punished).
In a personal injury case, an injured person (the plaintiff) is paid by the person or company who is found to be legally responsible for the accident (the defendant or their insurer). A damage award can be agreed upon after a negotiated settlement or may be ordered by a judge or jury following a court trial. In Elgin, Illinois, the personal injury specialists at Costa Ivone, LLC are eager to get the highest settlement possible.