What Is My Personal Injury Claim Worth?

Your health and well-being are invaluable, but insurance companies do not treat it that way. They approach accident injury claims from an analytical "dollars and cents" perspective.

This approach is understandable as injuries can differ greatly depending upon the circumstances surrounding the accident. As an injury victim, however, you need to be sure your needs are met on a personal level, even when dealing with an impersonal insurance claim process.

I can help you make sure your compensation package following a serious accident reflects your immediate medical needs and your long-term care. I want my clients to regain a sense of normalcy after such an event, and I have devoted my practice at Tellarico Law Firm to upholding their rights in personal injury claims throughout central Louisiana.

Contact my office in Alexandria online or toll free at 800-662-6399 to discuss your options during a free initial consultation. I am here to answer your questions and guide you through the claims process.

Factors That Will Influence Your Injury Claim Compensation

No two claims are exactly the same, but they are analyzed by insurance adjusters in a similar manner. The compensation offer you receive will be influenced by a number of factors:

  • Financial costs of your initial and ongoing medical care: Immediate medical treatment after an injury caused by negligence can be easily connected to the accident itself. Many injury victims, however, experience long-term consequences such as nerve damage, loss of mobility and sometimes permanent damage that require therapy or in-home care.
  • Indicators of pain and suffering: Quantifying the physical and emotional distress you have experienced because of your accident is perhaps the most challenging aspect of injury compensation. Insurance adjusters will use evidence of the injury's severity to determine how much compensation is appropriate in your case. These indicators may include the type of injury you suffered (hard injuries like broken bones versus soft injuries like sprains or bruises), the quantity or type of medication you were prescribed, the recovery time you will require (permanent versus temporary injuries), and disruption to your daily life (short-term time away from work versus a loss of employment opportunities).
  • Legal details that influence fault or negligence: Some accidents were clearly caused by one individual's or organization's negligence. Others are more of a shared responsibility. Whether or not you were partially to blame for the accident that injured you may increase or decrease the amount of compensation you receive.

Substantiating your claim involves providing evidence of these details and more. I can help you collect police reports, medical evaluations and employment documentation that demonstrates the far-reaching influence your injury has and will have on your life.

My goal is to give my clients the best opportunity for a full recovery, and that means helping them collect as much compensation as possible for their injuries. With nearly 25 years of experience in Louisiana injury law, I can make sure you and your loved ones are protected.