Many times over the years I have been asked what my car accident claim is worth. For relatively minor injuries with no ongoing complications, such as a neck or back injury, the average settlement will tend to be between lower than for other injuries suffered in a car accident. For more substantial orthopedic injuries that necessitate surgery, physical therapy, or ongoing care, settlements can run substantially higher.
I always advise people to get the treatment they need to get better before they settle their claim. I also cannot advise People as to what their claim is worth. I can only do that once injured person retains my law firm to represent them in connection with their car accident claim. I recommend that people make sure they provide all medical records and bills to the adjuster handling their claim for the negligent driver. I also strongly recommend that they make sure that all medical bills, liens and subrogation claims are paid out of the settlement proceeds before they settle the claim with the third-party insurance company.
I will represent almost all people injured in a car accident if liability is clear whether it is a small, medium or large case. Most importantly, I have people call me long after they have settled a claim after they are being harassed by debt collectors for unpaid hospital, physician, physical therapy, surgery or chiropractic bills. It is difficult to maximize a personal injury claim without the assistance of a lawyer. At the very least please call me for a free consultation about your car accident claim. I can be reached seven days a week at 802 – 888 – 7707.