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Why Personal Injury Calculators Are Always Wrong

Posted by Robert Walch | Apr 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

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You are trying to figure out how much your Los Angeles personal injury or wrongful death case is worth. Maybe you really have no idea and you are curious. Maybe a lawyer told you a number you are not happy with and you want to double check. Or maybe you received a settlement offer from insurance and you are trying to compare. Whatever the reason, be careful! When you are just entering the information you know, guessing on what you don't and missing a lot of important pieces, these calculators simply are not accurate. Do not rely on a calculator- rely on our absolutely free evaluation of your case any time, any day. Click here to get in touch with Walch Law

"Personal Injury Settlement Calculator" is an extremely popular Google search but it's really misleading to accident victims looking for real answers. Here's a further look at why personal injury calculators are always wrong:

  1. Liability: Most cases aren't super clean cut and the ones that are will still be argued against for a lower amount by the other party's insurance. These calculators can also be really misleading when you played a role in your accident (California is a comparative negligence state) and that % of responsibility needs to be deducted from the financial recovery.
  2. Multiple party defendants: If you know how much insurance the other responsible party is carrying you are waaaayyy ahead of the game. If you know about multiple parties then we are impressed. When there are multiple defendants, there's multiple insurance companies and these companies aren't willing to just tell you the policy limits without some formality behind it. Knowing the policy limits plays a huge role in your recovery and often these calculators just use a general average rather than the actual amount when calculating your potential recovery-- this can give you the impression that your case is worth a lot less or a lot more than you think. 
  3. Lawyers really can help!: One of the biggest problems with a Los Angeles personal injury settlement calculator is that it can also make personal injury victims think one of the following: 1) they dont have a big case worth pursing 2) they should just take the insurance settlement offer and not call a lawyer or 3) some other misconceived notion! The bottom line is this-- a good Los Angeles personal injury lawyer can help maximize your recovery and give you a realistic estimate of your case worth after working with you and the responsible party. 

At Walch Law, we are here to help. We have been helping victims of any type of personal injury or wrongful death accident get the money they deserve as quickly as possible. We are the best calculator out there so get in touch with us today to learn how much your case is worth, how long your personal injury case will take and how Walch Law can help. We look forward to hearing from you. 

About the Author

Robert Walch

Partner Robert Walch is passionate about helping individuals and families that are dealing with the aftermath of a serious personal injury or wrongful death accident. Robert has been working at Walch Law since 2000 and has developed a reputation as a caring and compassionate attorney that keeps his clients in the loop on the progress of their case and works hard to get the best results possible. Robert is a huge reason why the Walch Law Firm has a success rate of over 95% on their serious personal injury and wrongful death cases.


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