What is my Personal Injury Case worth in Illinois?

Jun 12, 2023

Determining the worth of a personal injury case in Illinois, or any jurisdiction for that matter, is a complex process that depends on several factors. It’s important to understand that without specific details about your case, such as the nature and extent of your injuries, the impact on your life, and other relevant factors, it’s impossible to provide an accurate estimate of its worth. Additionally, only a qualified personal injury attorney, after thoroughly evaluating the details of your case, can provide a more accurate assessment.

That said, here are some key factors that typically influence the value of a personal injury case in Illinois:

  1. Liability: The strength of your case in establishing the liability (fault) of the party responsible for your injuries plays a significant role. If liability is clear and can be proven, it strengthens your case and may increase its value.
  2. Damages: The nature and extent of your injuries, as well as the resulting damages, are crucial in determining the value of your case. This includes medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional distress, disability or impairment, and any other economic or non-economic damages you have suffered.
  3. Comparative negligence: Illinois follows a comparative negligence rule, which means that if you are found partially responsible for the accident, it can affect the amount of compensation you receive. Your percentage of fault may reduce the overall value of your case.
  4. Insurance coverage: The insurance policies held by the parties involved can impact the amount of compensation available. This includes the limits of the at-fault party’s insurance coverage and any applicable underinsured or uninsured motorist coverage.
  5. Legal representation: The quality and experience of your personal injury attorney can have an impact on the outcome and potential value of your case. An experienced attorney who specializes in personal injury law can effectively advocate for your rights, assess damages, negotiate with insurance companies, and navigate the legal process.

It’s important to consult with a personal injury law firm like Coffman Law who has years of experience in handling personal injury cases and who can evaluate the specific details of your case and provide you with a realistic assessment of its potential worth. We will consider the unique factors and circumstances surrounding your injuries and damages to provide a more accurate estimate. Keep in mind that each case is unique, and outcomes can vary significantly based on individual circumstances and the specific facts of the case.


About Coffman Law Offices, P.C.

Coffman Law is Chicago’s leading personal injury law firm and is committed to providing superb legal representation for people who are suffering from severe personal injuries or are dealing with the loss of a loved one due to negligence or misconduct. Coffman Law is results-driven law firm focused on ensuring that clients receive the compassion, attention, and consideration that they need to seek adequate compensation for injuries or loss. The firm is led by Owner and Founding Partner Brian Coffman, who has dedicated his career to helping accident victims navigate the legal system and obtain compensation for their injuries.