Search Site
Menu

The Ineffable Nature of Personal Injury Value:

It is understandable that clients would like to know how much their case is worth. This raises the issue of how to value cases. In civil law, particularly in personal injury law, the only means of redress is financial compensation. Experienced practitioners are often very close in assessing value. I would think that this is attributable to the common criteria that is unofficially used to “price cases.” Obviously, every case depends upon the liability and damages. But numerous factors go into the determination of what constitutes good liability and what constitutes heavy damages. Common sense is a good guide on these issues. Seasoned attorneys will tell you, as I have blogged in the past, that the personal characteristics of both the plaintiff and the defendant have a surprisingly important role. That should not surprise anyone. Whether a client is likeable, honest, and decent appearing should go a long way toward explaining how he/she came to be injured and how he/she has suffered as a result. Is there a magic formula? In spite of the shockingly close valuations that the attorneys in my office make, I have to say that there is no magic. Consistency among likeminded attorneys maybe, but magic no.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Feinberg & Alban, P.C. fervently protects your rights
  • The Boston firm of Feinberg & Alban, P.C. specializes its practice in the area of personal injury.

    The attorneys serve the entire state of Massachusetts in addition to affiliating with lawyers in other states to handle cases outside of Massachusetts.

  • $7.7 Million Award for Feinberg & Alban Client in Personal Injury Trial

    Boston Attorneys Win Highest Injury Verdict in Massachusetts in 2011 & 2012.

Client Reviews
  • google
    5.0/5.0

    It was a pleasure working with attorney Alexis Cahill. She helped me understand everything and gave me more than I ever thought. She is so nice and an excellent lawyer. I'm glad I went to this co-op.” thank again you for taking care of everyth...

    Read more

    rita botelho

  • google
    5.0/5.0

    Colleen Santora and her partners at Feinberg & Alban went above and beyond in providing efficient and professional representation throughout my recovery process. Colleen is a great attorney that is very knowledgeable and empathetic. She was a pleasur...

    Read more

    ELI-RAN YOUSHAEI

  • google
    5.0/5.0

    Working with this firm was a great experience. Marsha Alban is a great attorney and very easy to work with!

    Read more

    Bronislava Abramova

  • google
    5.0/5.0

    This attorney office is highly efficient, amazing, and professional. They made me feel very comfortable and was invested in my interest. Communication through my whole experience was always professional and prompt. I highly recommend them to anyone w...

    Read more

    Babydoll Babydoll

  • google
    5.0/5.0

    I was in a car accident recently, and was lost in the process of what to do post my injuries. I contacted Feinberg & Alban, where I was introduced to Colleen Santora, who was the best resource I could have ever imagined. Colleen was knowledgable, emp...

    Read more

    OT Tips & Tricks for Kids

See all reviews
Awards & Affiliations
Contact us

Quick Contact Form