Should You Trust an Online Calculator to Estimate Your Personal Injury Damages?

You can find an online calculator for just about anything. Whether you want to estimate how much you will pay on interest for your student loans, how much it would take to pay off your debt, or how much you could save by transferring your balances on high-interest credit cards, you can find it all. You can even find calculators that say they can tell you how much your personal injury case is worth.

But should you trust them? Keep reading to find out how The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker believes you should estimate your cases’ worth and then contact us at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation with an experienced attorney.

There Are Unique Challenges in Determining Estimated Damages

Some of the things that online calculating tools are made for can be easily estimated. For example, if you have $25,000 in credit card debt with a 19.99% interest rate, there is a solid, correct answer to how much you would save if you reduced the interest rate to 15.99%. However, when it comes to damages in a personal injury case, some of them are up to the decision of a judge, jury or an insurance adjuster.

The Goal of Personal Injury Claims

All of that said, if you are in a car accident, it is likely that you will want an idea of what your options are and how much your case is worth. Remember that the premise of personal injury law is that the victim should be entitled to the amount of damages required to restore them to the financial position they would have been in if they were never injured.

Do Not Allow the Insurance Company to Determine the Worth of Your Case

One of the biggest mistakes injured parties make is to allow the insurance company to determine what the case is worth. After the accident, an insurance adjuster is likely to consider the case and offer a settlement. They might insinuate that it is the best option available or that you must accept right away or lose out.

Remember that their goal is much different from yours. You want to receive fair monetary compensation for your damages, and they want to pay as little as possible. No matter how nice an adjuster might seem, at the end of the day, they are representing a corporation, and that corporation’s only goal is to make as much money as possible.

Call Today to Get a Free Legal Consultation

If you want to know what your personal injury case is worth, your best bet is to contact a personal injury attorney. At The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker, we have decades of experience working with cases just like yours. While we cannot tell you exactly what your case is worth, we can discuss the strengths and weaknesses and provide a general idea of what you can likely expect. Call us today at 800-333-0000 to get started.