What is the value of my case? That’s a question we are always asked. When people come to see us, they are hurt. They’ve been out of work, they have medical bills piling up, and they’re concerned about what they’re entitled to and how they’re going to pay all of these bills. The offensiveness of the conduct by the at fault party plays a role and can increase case value. Intentional conduct, reckless driving while intoxicated, for example, will be the kinds of cases that might be entitled for punitive damages, which would increase the value of the case. Generally, though, they’re entitled to their economic damages, which are their lost wages, their medical bills, and then they’re also entitled to their non-economic damages, and these are the damages that are more difficult to quantify. These are the damages for your pain, your suffering, your mental anguish, your loss of enjoyment of life.