There are a number of factors considered when you are hurt in a car accident. Determining what your case is worth takes some investigation. How long you have been out of work, the amount of your medical bills, and the extent of your injuries will all play a role in what your case is worth if you take it to court.
If you are considering settling, you should know that once you settle, you can’t bring your case to court if new injuries arise. You should be sure that you are at a medical end to treatment, and that you are able return to work in a full capacity before you settle your case. If you are permanently disabled, you will have to take into consideration your future lost wages, a number that many insurance companies aren’t going to settle for.
When you are offered a quick settlement from an insurance company, this is a good sign that you have a strong case. Companies that are quick to settle a claim know that if the case was brought to court they would end up paying more in a court case. If you are offered a settlement, it’s important to talk with a personal injury lawyer to review your case. One that has experience with personal injury claims will be able to determine if your settlement is fair, or if you should go for a higher amount of money.
When you are hurt, you are entitled to receive money for your injuries, for lost wages, medical bills, suffering and pain. If you don’t feel a settlement offer is fair, it’s time work with an attorney to get the settlement you deserve.