Following an accident, it can be tempting to quickly settle your claim with an insurance company. However, it is important to consult with an attorney who can examine all areas of your case and accurately determine how much your case is worth. Personal injury lawyer William R. Kendall helps clients in Reno, NV, and the surrounding areas build realistic expectations about the value of their case by reviewing the facts, consulting with medical professionals, and accounting for the future effects of your injury. To schedule your free consultation at our firm, call us at (775) 324-6464 or request an appointment online.
Your Free Initial Consultation
During your free consultation, we will discuss:
- The extent of your injuries
- The medical treatment you have had so far
- The medical care you think you might need
- Whether any wages were lost as a result of the injury
In addition to giving you realistic expectations about how much your case could be worth, we will also give you a timeframe for how long you can expect the case to take and which types of damages you could recover.
Although he cannot provide an estimate of the value of your case during your first consultation, Mr. Kendall can let you know at which point in your personal injury case he will be able to establish how much your claim is worth.
Do not settle your case for less than it is potentially worth. During your free consultation, Mr. Kendall can discuss the facts of your case and explain how we can help you recover the maximum compensation possible.
Factors That Determine Value of Your Claim
No two cases are the same, and there are various factors that will determine how much your case is worth:
In general, the more severe your injury is, the higher the value of your claim will be. Catastrophic injuries such as traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, and loss of a limb can affect your ability to work or participate in the same activities you once enjoyed, which can reduce your overall quality of life. These losses warrant maximum compensation.
The Effects of Your Losses
Immediately after an injury occurs, it is virtually impossible to determine the extent of your injury, how long it will take to recover, or how it will affect you for the rest of your life. After receiving the medical care you need, your doctor will be able to give you a professional opinion on the long-term outlook for your recovery. We use this information to give you an accurate estimate of the value of your case.
When Cases Are Worth Less Than You Thought
Many clients are afraid of pursuing a lawsuit that will result in less compensation than they originally thought. Because our firm is committed to giving your realistic expectations throughout the entire process, it is unlikely that we will find ourselves in this position. However, if we discover that there are underlying circumstances that negatively affect the value of your case, we will do our best to minimize their impact and ensure the best possible outcomes.
Deducting Attorney Fees
When looking for the right attorney, it is important to understand what fees you should anticipate. In general, our firm collects one-third of the gross amount we recover for you. In addition, our expenses vary depending on the scope of the task. Our fees include:
- Obtaining medical records and bills: $0.60 per page
- Obtaining a police report: $9.00 to $44.00
- Special medical reports: $100.00 and up
- Filing fee: $260.00
- Service of process: $50.00 per defendant
We are transparent about our pricing and can answer any questions you may have throughout the process.
Free Case Evaluations
Do not settle your case for less than it is potentially worth. During your free consultation, we can discuss the facts of your case and explain how we can help you recover the maximum compensation possible. Request your consultation online or call us at (775) 324-6464 to learn more.