California Personal Injury Calculator


Have you ever been involved in a property damage or slip and fall accident? How about an injury on the job? Personal injuries can be very costly. Many victims of personal injuries in San Francisco, California and Sacramento, California, seek to establish a case against those responsible. Personal injury suits can be filed when another person or organization violates an individual’s right.

Imagine that you’ve been injured, or your property has suffered damage because of someone else’s negligence. You may be entitled to compensation if you are injured or suffer property damage due to someone else’s negligence.

Calculating Personal Injury in California

You may be wondering how to calculate the value of a California personal injury claim after or before you file it. It can be difficult to predict the exact value of a claim, especially without a lawyer. Some factors will help you determine the value of an injury claim in California.

The value of a personal injury claim depends on both economic and non-economic damage caused by an accident or incident. Insurance companies and attorneys use a mathematical equation to estimate the value of a claim for personal injury.

The intensity of the medical damages, or the multiplier for suffering and damages, is then added to the total costs of the damages.

Quantifying economic damages is relatively easy. General or non-economic damage, such as mental anxiety, physical discomfort and stress, is more difficult to quantify. To estimate the amount, a multiplier is usually used, which ranges from 1.5 to 5. The victim and defendant discuss the multiplier to determine the amount.

Here’s an Example That Will Help You Understand the Formula:

A woman was injured in a traffic accident. Her medical bills totaled $1,100 and, fortunately, she did not sustain any permanent injuries. A $500 loss of income is also included. In order to calculate the value of her personal injury, we will add up medical expenses ($1,100 + $500 = $1,600) and multiply them by a multiplier ranging between 1.5 and 5.

If the multiplier was set at 2.5 (2.5 x 1,600), then the approximate total compensation for that Woman, injuries would be $4,000 Negotiations can be made to determine the settlement amount based on factors such as the other party.

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This article was written by Alla Tenina. Alla is a top personal injury attorney Sherman Oaks, and the founder of Tenina Law. She has experience in bankruptcies, real estate planning, and complex tax matters. The information provided on this website does not, and is not intended to, constitute legal advice; instead, all information, content, and materials available on this site are for general informational purposes only. Information on this website may not constitute the most up-to-date legal or other information. This website contains links to other third-party websites. Such links are only for the convenience of the reader, user or browser; the ABA and its members do not recommend or endorse the contents of the third-party sites.


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