Press Release provided by Brian P Manookian on August 4, 2017
Cummings Manookian, a Nashville-based trial law firm introduced this week the launch of firm's online recovery calculator. Calculating the settlement value of an accident or injury claim isn’t as straightforward of a process as many would like, but it is possible to arrive at an estimate of damages in a case by tallying the specific legal categories of recovery the law provides to victims.
The purpose of the tool is to help estimate damages under Tennessee law. An example of this resource would be to use it as a car accident claim calculator. The Recovery Calculator does not promise or guarantee the value of an actual verdict or settlement but rather acts as a gauge to understand and offer a jumping off point for settlement discussion purposes.
The Recovery Calculator operates by asking a series of questions taken directly from the Tennessee Pattern Jury Instructions – the very same form a jury would use in calculating injury victim's damages. It then evaluates and tallies injury victim's responses to provide an estimate of damages falling within objectively calculable categories.
“Maybe you’ve been hurt by the negligence of a healthcare provider or you’ve been severely injured in an accident or by a defective product, you and your case are unique and our recovery calculator can help you get started toward securing the best outcome for you and your family,” stated Brian Manookian.
The Recovery Calculator gathers all claim-related information together; including medical bills, vehicle damage estimates, and time missed at work to provide an estimate of the economic damages that might be involved in the case. While there is no universal, foolproof formula to predict an exact case recovery value, the calculator can help victims hone in on a realistic economic estimate of recovery. Following receipt of the estimate, injury victims are encouraged to seek the assistance of an experienced trial lawyer. Settlement of any injury claim often depends more on the skillful representation of a real trial lawyer than on breaking down numbers.
The calculator is intended to provide a starting estimate of damages in a injury claims in Tennessee and is not legal advice.