How Much Should I Settle for After a Car Accident?

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When you are injured in a car accident, you need compensation and you need it fast. Normally, you’d rightfully assume that the next step is to file a claim with your insurance company to get the benefits you’ve been paying for. But what if the accident was someone else’s fault? In those situations, you deserve compensation from the responsible party.

You may be wondering how much you stand to recover from the at-fault driver’s policy. The truth is, it depends on a lot of factors that we can identify only after meeting with you in a consultation. We’ll need to review any current settlements that have been extended, and take a look at your medical bills, lost wages, and other aspects of the injury. Only then can we discuss with you what we think your claim is worth, and whether we can help you pursue that compensation.

In a very general estimation, most car accident victims are aiming for an amount that is at least three times the sum of their medical expenses, lost wages, and property damage. This very generalized calculation can certainly vary based on the severity of your injuries and other factors. For example, damages could be higher if a drunk driver caused the crash. These are called punitive damages and they are meant to deter future wrongdoing. But there is a high bar for recovering punitive damages, so you will need a competent and assertive attorney on your side.

Each case is different, so it’s important to discuss your settlement expectations with us before you decide what to do next. We can help you familiarize yourself with what is likely, and what has been achieved in our other verdicts and settlements. There are no guarantees when it comes to accident cases, but we do commit ourselves fully to obtaining the best possible results for our clients.

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At Holder Susan Slusher, our experienced Columbia MO personal injury lawyers are personally committed to pursuing great results for our clients. If you are wondering if you have an accident claim, please call us at 573-499-1700.

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