Wednesday, October 12, 2011
HOW MUCH IS MY BALTIMORE PERSONAL INJURY CASE WORTH? What is the value of my Baltimore automobile accident?
The short answer is "not as much as it used to be". The most recent national study conducted by the Department of Justice found that- when adjusted for inflation- the average award in a motor vehicle accident case declined by almost 60% from $41,000 to $17,000 during the period 1992 to 2005. [Statistics from Civil Justice Survey of State Courts, Langton and Cohen, Bureau of Justice Statistics]. Baltimore personal injury lawyers see every day that the major insurance companies have done a great job of convincing jurors, and judges, that one simply cannot be hurt in a "low-speed" collision, or an accident the leaves little property damage. I know a lot of people who believed that line –until they themselves sustained a lasting injury as the result of a low speed / minimal property damage collision. Employing a seasoned Baltimore personal injury lawyer to handle your case and maximize your recovery has become more important than ever. [Statistics from Civil Justice Survey of State Courts, Langton and Cohen, Bureau of Justice Statistics].