How Do You Know If You Have A Good Settlement Offer?
The reality is that most personal injury lawsuits settle out of court. The TV theatrics that you see on legal hit shows that feature courtroom drama is just that – theatrics. A good personal injury attorney will get you a substantial settlement offer without them seeing the four walls of a courtroom. This is typically done via a series of meetings with the other party’s legal team and insurance company, back and forth and eventually, the settling of your claim.
Need more information on what a good settlement offer in the world of personal injury law is? Please call us NOW at (773) 906-4833 to learn more via the use of past cases to get a real-world idea of what you can expect for a personal injury lawsuit. Nothing is fixed, and two similar cases can range in the compensation or settlement offer depending on a number of factors. If you’d like more information on your case and its prospects from our best injury attorneys, feel free to call us at NO COST to you at (773) 906-4833. We look forward to hearing from you.
In order to get a feeling of how much your case is worth, consider the following:
- The cost of medical bills, pain and suffering and lost wages
- The cost of legal proceedings, including calling forth expert witnesses
- Whether or not you have a pre-existing condition
- The type and extent of injuries suffered
- Whether or not you played a contributory role in your injuries
- Attendant care – whether you’ll need help around the house after your injuries
- Expected legal fees
- Liability and whether you played a role in the injury
Chances of Success Determine Your Settlement Figure
The next thing you want to look at regarding the worth of your personal injury case are the chances of success and if your attorney can demonstrate liability. If, however, the case hinges on a 70/30 chance, you may want to consider settling on taking 30 percent less when it comes to your payout.
How Much Should I Expect from a Settlement?
A good settlement offer should not only be able to cover your hospital bills and legal fees, but it should also be equivalent to close to a years’ worth of your current wages, especially in cases where your injuries may be permanent or cause some kind of disability. In addition, insurance companies will tend to low-ball you if they have reason to suspect that you cannot wait out, for instance, three years for the case to be heard by a judge. In these cases, working with an attorney will help you not only renegotiate a settlement offer, but it will help you get the maximum possible compensation for your injury lawsuit.
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