App Helps Resolve Personal Injury Claims Efficiently, Without Going to Court
PainWorth researches relevant case law to find comparable judgments, said CEO and co-founder Mike Zouhri.
- Meg Green
- June 2021
PainWorth Personal Injury App
How do you measure someone's pain and suffering in a personal injury case? There's an app for that.
The PainWorth app—available only at painworth.com—uses technology to find similar personal injury losses, which leads to faster negotiations and settlements without going to court, said Mike Zouhri, CEO and co-founder of PainWorth. Following is an edited transcript of an interview with Zouhri, who shared the personal story behind the app.
What does the PainWorth app do?
The PainWorth app helps claimants directly understand how to manage and ultimately negotiate and settle their personal injury case without the need for expensive middlemen.
What inspired you to launch the app?
In 2019 I was hit by a drunk driver. After several months of hard recovery and processing injuries that will last the rest of my life, I ended up with a personal injury case. After I called the numbers from billboards and radio jingles, I learned that many of the professionals were a little bit exploitative and made me feel like it was impossible to get a fair resolution without their services, which is just not true.
How does the app work?
The app works by allowing somebody to specify the types of damages, including bodily injury, they've incurred. The app then takes that information and researches relevant case law and judgments and court decisions … to statistically determine what would happen in the event of proceeding to a court. What would a judgment effectively be?
Once those numbers are known, both parties can mediate or negotiate outside the court system, which saves everybody time and money.
Who uses the app?
The app is currently used by both professionals and claimants. We have helped process over $61 million in claims. The app has only been around about 12 months.
You're based in Canada, but you recently had an acquisition, and you're looking to expand in the U.S. Can you tell us about that?
About 15% to 20% of our users are from the continental United States [but] the app is built for Canadian law and Canadian jurisdiction. We have people who are desperately trying to solve this problem and avoid litigation and frustration, but we weren't serving them.
We found this great company out of California that had a very similar mission. We decided to integrate them into our platform. That means their technology and their team.
We're working on a first jurisdictional launch for the state of Arizona and then expanding to neighboring states.