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Determining the Value of a Personal Injury Claim

People often want to know what their personal injury claim is worth. How much money should a person receive from an insurance company? The answer is that there is no set formula for determining the amount of compensation a person is entitled to following injuries sustained in a car accident or car collision, a truck accident or truck collision, or an accident involving a semi-tractor trailer. The nature of a person’s injuries, the circumstances surrounding the collision, the seriousness of the injuries, the length of treatment, whether the injuries are temporary or permanent in nature, the amount of past and future medical expenses, and the impact of the collision on a person’s future earnings are all factors that should be considered in determining the value of a claim. The assistance of an experienced attorney is important to ensure a fair valuation of a personal injury claim

Insurance companies do not like to pay out money for a personal injury claim. Insurance companies will scrutinize any personal injury claim to pay the least amount of money possible. Many insurance companies will call people shortly after an accident or collision and offer a very little amount of money in order to make the claim disappear. Some people make the mistake of failing to speak with a lawyer before settling with an insurance company. Once a person enters into a settlement agreement with an insurance company, the person is generally prohibited from obtaining additional money at a later date to pay additional medical treatment, medical bills, recover for out-of-pocket expenses, and pay for prescription medications.

Personal Injury Lawyers in Jefferson City, MO

Our personal injury lawyers at Brydon, Swearengen & England P.C. in Jefferson City, Missouri represent clients in a multitude of personal injury actions including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Birth defects
  • Boating accidents & boating collisions
  • Brain injuries
  • Dangerous conditions & dangerous products
  • Dangerous products & defective products
  • Death
  • Failure to warn of injuries
  • Falls
  • Farm accidents
  • Medical malpractice & medical negligence
  • Motorcycle accidents & motorcycle collisions
  • Motor vehicle accidents & motor vehicle collisions
  • Premises liability claims
  • Property injuries
  • Semi-tractor trailer accidents & semi-tractor trailer collisions
  • Slip and fall claims
  • Tractor trailer accidents & tractor trailer collisions
  • Work related injuries

At Brydon, Swearengen & England P.C. in Jefferson City, Missouri we have the experience you need to successfully litigate virtually any type of personal injury claim.  Our injury lawyers and injury attorneys also recognize that trial and litigation is not necessarily the goal of every client. Our injury law attorneys and injury lawyers understand that injury law issues are emotional and frustrating often causing stress and worry. We can facilitate mediation and settlement as alternatives to trial.

Our attorneys take the time to fully explain how the court “system” works, detail the law relevant to your case and outline realistic expectations.  You can expect a courteous and knowledgeable staff and access to experienced attorneys.  Our legal representation is generally based upon a contingency fee arrangement. Our fee is contingent on making a recovery for you; you do not pay our fees unless we recover money for you. Our injury law attorneys and injury law lawyers at Brydon, Swearengen & England, P.C. in Jefferson City, Missouri offer a free consultation to discuss your case to determine whether we might be of professional assistance.

Our attorneys at Brydon, Swearengen & England P.C. in Jefferson City, Missouri have a reputation for excellence, thorough preparation and innovation. Our injury lawyers have diverse experience and complimentary talents to provide you attentive, efficient service. From our office in Jefferson City, Brydon, Swearengen & England P.C., our injury law attorney and injury lawyers handle car accidents, all types of motor vehicle collisions, medical malpractice claims, premises liability claims, product liability claims, worker’s compensation claims and wrongful death claims for clients throughout Mid-Missouri, in Jefferson City, Columbia, Eldon, Linn, Fulton, Osage Beach, Lake Ozark, Camdenton, Versailles, Boonville, Mexico, Sedalia, Hermann, Vienna, Montgomery City, Waynesville, as well as the counties of Audrain, Boone, Callaway, Camden, Cole, Cooper, Gasconade, Maries, Miller, Morgan, Moniteau, Montgomery, Osage, Phelps, Pulaski, and others.

Please contact Scott Hamblin for more information or to schedule your appointment.

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