Ski injury, What is my Case Worth?

What is my case worth?

This is a very often-asked question, especially in auto-collision cases. As tempting as it can be to opine as to value during the initial interview, it is virtually impossible to answer that question with any degree of accuracy. We can often express a range of value, if we have enough information regarding the nature and extent of a person’s injuries; the amount of medical expenses; the amount of income loss, etc.; however, a lot of time, effort, information gathering, and analysis goes into calculating the value of a person’s claim. For instance, does the person have pre-existing conditions which may explain their complaints/restrictions in activities? Did the person suffer a concussion/closed head injury in the collision? Were there injuries which required surgery, and which may have long term chronic consequences? Are there issues of who was at fault in causing the collision or questions regarding causation of injuries and damages? Are there insurance issues or health care reimbursement issues which will affect the net recovery? Are there first-party insurance coverage issues (such as Underinsured Motorist Coverage) which may increase the potential recovery? There are many other factors which affect the value of a personal injury claim. Contact us if you have questions. The initial interview is free. We work on a contingent, percentage fee basis, so there is no attorney fee unless we recover money for you. Beware of those who are quick to tell you what your case is worth.

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Good afternoon, I’m Mark Biddison, member and manager Law Firm of Stevens, Lipman, Biddison, Tharp & Weinberg in Boulder, Colorado.

When someone calls me to advise that they’ve been injured to ski or snowboard Injury, they often ask me what is my case worth.

This is a very often ask question just like an auto accident cases, as tempting as it can be to give an opinion as to the value during the initial interview, it is virtually impossible to answer that question with any degree of accuracy,

we often express range of value, if we have enough information regarding the nature and extent of the person’s injuries the amount of medical expense, the amount of income loss, etcetera. However, a lot of time, effort, information gathering and analysis goes into calculating the value of a claim. For instance,

do you have a pre-existing condition which may explain some of your complaints or restrictions and activities? Did you suffer a concussion or closed head injury in the collision? Were you wearing a helmet? Were their injuries which required surgery in which may have long term chronic consequences are there issues of who is at fault in causing the collision or questions regarding the causation of your injuries and damages. There are insurance issues and claims for reimbursement which may affect your net recovery, there may be first-party insurance coverage, issues as well, which may increase your potential recovery. There are also many other factors which affect the value of a personal injury claim.

Contact us if you have questions. The initial interview is free. We work on a contingent percentage fee basis, so there is no attorney fees, we recover money for you, Beware of Those Who are quick to tell you what your case is worth.

I’m Mark Biddison, member and manager Law Firm of Stevens, Lipman, Biddison, Tharp & Weinberg in Boulder, Colorado. I’m licensed to practice law in Colorado as well, as California and all the federal courts, in Colorado and California as well as United States Supreme Court. So if you had issues related to it, claims either in California, Colorado, or any of the federal courts around the country, please be sure to give me a call for a free consultation.