By now you have probably read plenty of other information giving you a generic answer such as “every case is different”… right?
Well… here is the honest truth!
The value of your case is tied to your injuries and the type of injury you have (strain, sprain, broken bones, surgeries). This is in addition to payment for medical bills, lost wages, car repairs, and what insurance is available.
Okay, so you might still be sitting there thinking, “How much is my personal injury case worth?”
The actual value of your personal injury claim can be complicated to determine. We always suggest you speak to an attorney who handles these types of cases because an experienced attorney will be able to look at the facts and determine the specific case value. Imagine trying to fix your own electrical issue in your home– if you’re not a professional- why even attempt this? It could cost you more in the long run.
Also, keep in mind that you will not get rich off of an injury claim. Million dollar settlements are often tied to horrific, life changing injuries, and most of that money goes to pay past and future medical bills. So, the truth is that you are much better off with a fair personal injury settlement and a complete medical recovery than you ever would be with a big settlement and the permanent, life-altering injuries that accompany that kind of accident.
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In this book attorney, Doug Zanes, discussing all of the above in more detail so that accident victims are able to educate themselves before settling their auto accident claim with an adjuster. Often times, adjusters attempt to settle cases for the least amount possible, therefore, there is an entire chapter on the “dirty secrets of the insurance company”.