How much your personal injury claim might be worth

True or false?

I’ve heard if I’m injured in an accident, I can figure out how much compensation I can get by using a special formula. Is that true?

If you’ve been injured in an accident, you may be able to get money from the party who caused your injury. The law uses the term damages. The process to determine damages is more involved than you might think. There’s no standard formula. Many factors come into play, and every person’s situation is different. Learn how to figure out what your claim might be worth.

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Paul Warnett, Warnett Hallen LLP

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