Many lawyers that do not litigate cases will tell you that it is impossible to provide you with a ball park figure of what your claim is worth. This is simply not true. In fact, one of the most vital roles of your lawyer is to advise you on how much your case is worth.
In a nutshell, your case can be broken down into economic damages and non-economic damages. Economic losses can be calculated directly from the evidence presented at trial, such as medical bills, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, out of pocket expenses and so on. Non-economic losses are losses that can’t be precisely calculated, but are important losses. These are pain and suffering, emotional and mental distress, physiological turmoil, humiliation, embarrassment, inconvenience and loss of enjoyment of life.