One of the most common types of personal injury cases involves the shoulder. The shoulder is one of the most important parts of the body. You use your shoulder more often than you might think. Everyday tasks will be difficult to complete if you suffer a shoulder injury in a car accident, construction accident, or any other type of accident. Victims of shoulder injuries often want to know how much compensation they can get for such an injury. The factors explained below help determine the value of compensation.

Estimate Your Damages

The first step in determining how much compensation you can get for a shoulder injury is to estimate your damages. You will need to provide your attorney with how much money you have spent related to the injury since it happened. This includes providing originals or copies of all medical bills related to the shoulder injury. If the injury is serious enough to keep you out of work you will need to provide the number of days missed and your salary information. You will also want to determine how much pain and suffering you’ve gone through since the injury. This is a difficult injury to pinpoint because it is not concrete like a physical injury.

Will the Defendant be Found Liable?

You also need to weigh the chances that the defendant will be found liable if the case reaches trial. If you, as the plaintiff, have little evidence to prove that the defendant was the cause of your injury, the value of your case drops significantly. If there’s a high chance the defendant will be held responsible, your case’s value will be high.

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