How Much is My Case Worth?
We are often asked this question. Simplest answer “It’s worth as much as someone is willing to pay for it!” In all seriousness, the answer depends on a variety of factors:
1. Timing – at what point in the case is this question asked? Is it before or after the client has finished treatment? This is important because until the client has finished treatment, we don’t know the extent of his/her injuries, total medical bills, or future prognosis.
2. Type of case – is it a car accident where liability is clear, a slip and fall where liability is always disputed, or some other type of case? This is important because, if liability is an issue, it will impact the value of the caase. If a car accident, what are the mechanics of the accident? Broadside accidents yield different results compared to rear-end collisions compared to head-on collisions.
3. Type of injury – did the injured party sustain soft tissue (whiplash, strains and sprains), suffer a broken bone or something more serious? Different types of injuries yield different results.
4. Amount of medical bills – were the bills paid through private insurance, Medicare/MediCal, or are the bills on liens? The amount of medical bills can significantly change the value of a case.
5. Where did the incident occur – LA County, Ventura County, Orange County, Kern County? This is important because some counties are more conservative when it comes to paying for personal injuries compared to others.
6. Which insurance company is involved? Different insurance companies and their adjusters handle claims differently and in doing so, pay different amounts.
7. Current economic climate – yes, what goes on in the world changes the way insurance companies handle claims. With over two decades of experience, we know the ins and outs.”
For more information, please call The Mason Law Firm at 661-476-5678 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
ADVERTISE WITH US
The holidays are upon us once again, and with the changing of seasons comes a lineup of beautiful autumn events. On our cover this month we are pleased to feature the Santa Clarita Ballet Company, with their twenty-fifth production of The Nutcracker Ballet....read more
The 9th Annual Soroptimist of Greater Santa Clarita Valley (SIGSCV) Fashion Show will be held on Saturday, November 9, at The Canyon Santa Clarita. The event kicks off with a boutique that opens at 10:30 a.m. so you can start your holiday shopping off right! Boutique...read more
Since its first American staging by the San Francisco Ballet in 1944, The Nutcracker Ballet has become as synonymous with the Christmas holidays as Santa Claus and Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer. Twenty-five years ago, our hometown Santa Clarita Ballet Company...read more
ABOUT THE MAGAZINE
Santa Clarita Magazine has set a high standard for excellence in advertising for over 29 years. A family owned and operated business, Santa Clarita Magazine has grown with the Santa Clarita Valley since 1990 and become the #1 place to advertise locally.