How Much Can I Expect from a Car Accident Settlement?

If you were injured in a car accident and your car was damaged, you may be wondering how much your car accident settlement is worth. While every car accident case is different, there are certain amounts that you may be entitled to as a victim.

Property Damages

If your car and the property inside it were damaged from a car accident due to someone else’s negligence, you are entitled to have your vehicle repaired or replaced, as well as any property inside the car that was damaged. Make sure to visit with an experienced attorney as you attempt to make the decision to repair or replace your vehicle.

Personal Injuries

If you were personally injured in a car accident due to the negligence of another person, you may have the right to receive compensation for and medical bills you incurred. Additionally, you may have the right to receive compensation for the travel to and from your medical appointments, as well as any medical devices you need such as a wheelchair or cane. Prescription medications and therapy visits are also included in the calculation of compensation amounts for personal injuries.

Pain and Suffering

Due to someone else’s negligence, you may have experienced physical and emotional pain related to your injuries for which you may also be compensated. Some severe car accidents even cause victims to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Pain and suffering damages include any type of emotional or physical suffering the victim currently experiences, as well as what medical professionals reasonably expect the victim to suffer in the future as well.

Calculating Settlements

Insurance companies typically want to offer low and unfair settlement offers to victims. They may not want to fully pay for vehicle repairs or medical visits. They may refuse to pay for pain and suffering. An experienced personal injury attorney can negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf to ensure you get the settlement amount you deserve.

While there is no exact number regarding pain and suffering, in some cases, the courts will use a “multiplier” method and allow between 1.5 and 4 times the actual damages calculated in the case. Calculating pain and suffering is significant because it can substantially affect the financial future of a victim. Ensuring that you have good representation will help you receive the compensation you deserve for your injuries as well as your pain and suffering.

Contact an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney

It is impossible to determine the exact amount of compensation in a settlement that a victim will receive following a car accident. However, having an experienced personal injury attorney negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf can ensure that your legal rights are protected. Contact us at The Law Office of Daniel H. Rose. We will work on your behalf to ensure that you receive as much compensation as possible for your property damage, personal injuries and pain and suffering. Contact our experienced car accident attorneys at 415-946-8900 or online today for your free consultation.