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What factors are considered to determine the amount of compensation to which I am entitled in a personal injury lawsuit?

When someone suffers an injury in a motor vehicle accident, there are a number of factors that are considered in determining the victim’s compensation. These factors include the effect on the plaintiff’s quality of life, medical expenses, the cost of future medical care, lost earnings and potential future lost earnings. The effect on the plaintiff’s ability to perform work in the future and time lost due to treatment for injuries are taken into account.

Insurance companies are constantly attempting to keep awards at a minimum because they earn higher profits when the payment is lower. However, personal injury lawyers try to obtain the highest possible amount for their clients. While insurance companies generally focus only on the medical expenses relevant to the injuries, an experienced personal injury lawyer will place a value on the intangible losses caused by the injury, including pain and suffering and loss of quality of life.

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