According to the ads on late-night television, a car accident could be your path to riches. See that lawyer and get a big check. Is it really that easy?
This post is not legal advice, and every case is different. Generally, personal injury attorneys work on contingency fees--they get a portion of the recovery--and they offer free initial consultations during which they evaluate your case and decide whether they want to become involved. If you are injured in a car accident, it doesn't hurt to see someone.
Still, you may wonder: "Is it worth it to sue"? or "How much can I get if I sue?"
Elements that determine the value of a lawsuit
There are three elements that determine the value of a lawsuit: