What is an average car accident settlement amount?
Since every car accident case is unique, there is no true average settlement. The amount of compensation depends on your specific case. Every detail of your accident will be calculated to create a total amount. Someone with serious injuries is more likely to be awarded higher compensation than someone with a minor injury, all other things being equal, but two people with similar injuries can get very different amounts depending on the circumstances.
The settlement amount should cover all present and future accident-related expenses. The following damages, among others, can be included in your settlement:
- Ambulance fees
- Medical treatment and surgery
- Hospital and doctor fees
- Prescription medications
- Physical therapy
- Lost income
- Pain and suffering
- Lost quality and enjoyment of life
- Vehicle repair or replacement
Going over the details of your case with an experienced attorney will give you a clearer idea of the amount you should ask for. We will take into consideration the severity of your injuries and recovery period and explain the likely value of your case based on our experience.
Can I turn down a low settlement offer? What are my options?
Many times, insurance companies will present you with a lowball offer to settle your case. They’re not being generous – they’re trying to settle your case for less than it’s worth That’s why you should never accept a settlement without reviewing it with your attorney first. We can advise whether it’s in your interest to take the offer or negotiate for more.
Insurance companies would like you to believe that their initial offer is the best they can do, but that’s rarely the case. We are adept at negotiating settlements that get full value for our clients. If necessary, we are also prepared to file a lawsuit to put additional pressure on the insurance company. While most cases settle out of court, we are ready to go to trial if that’s what it takes.
Learn how much you can get with a New Hampshire car accident attorney
Car accident cases can be complicated, so it’s important you learn about your legal options. An experienced lawyer will break down your case and calculate an estimated compensation. Contact us today for a free consultation. We fight for what’s fair and what’s right.