When a personal injury case has been filed at the designated office in Alberta’s courthouse, the court authorities lack any clue, regarding the case’s value. Yet those same authorities know how to seek out the facts that can work to disclose the value of a particular case.
• What type of injury did the plaintiff sustain?
• To what extent has that specific injury harmed the plaintiff’s body?
• What is the age of the person that got injured?
• What is the victim’s occupation?
• What was the victim’s salary?
• What was the victim’s role in his or her family?
• How many work hours did the plaintiff/victim lose?
• To what degree did the victim/plaintiff lose some of his or her earning potential?
• What sort of medical treatment was prescribed for the observed injury?
• At what stage of the treatment program has the injured claimant arrived?
• Did the plaintiff experience any pain or suffering?
• Did the plaintiff exhibit any signs of emotional distress?
A “yes” answer to the last 2 questions helps to increase the value of the considered case. Meanwhile, the other questions zero-in on the extent to which the victim’s/plaintiff’s injury has created challenges for the plaintiff, or for family members. Still, the court does not want to overlook any of the ways that the plaintiff’s life has been impacted, due to the plaintiff’s involvement in the accident that is under consideration. Having a good injury lawyer in Grand Prairie can be of immense help at this junction.
What issues might the court study, and what questions would it ask, as part of that study?
Did the plaintiff suffer any property loss, in addition to the financial losses that resulted from treatment of the plaintiff’s injury? The court will appreciate the need to reimburse the plaintiff for any lost property.
Did the plaintiff suffer a loss of enjoyment, while dealing with the accident-related injury? Did any daily challenges dim the plaintiff’s optimistic view of life?
Did the insurance company put any limits on the insurance policy that had been purchased by the liable party? If the insurance policy purchased by the liable party fails to cover all of the plaintiff’s expenses, the injured victim might decide to file a lawsuit.
What policy features could make an insurance policy incapable of covering all the damages that resulted from a given accident?
Maybe the purchased policy did not have a no-fault provision?
Perhaps the purchased policy only covered a bare minimum of the plaintiff’s damages.
Perhaps the insurance company had chosen to deny the submitted claim. Maybe the insurer had singled-out one of the provisions in the policy, and had used that as the reason for the company’s denial. Evidence of such a complaint would push the court to take a close look at the insurer’s action?