I was in auto accident in January 2009. Was rear ended, her ins co has accepted liability.

UPDATED: Apr 14, 2009

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I was in auto accident in January 2009. Was rear ended, her ins co has accepted liability.

The other ins co has contacted me several times trying to get me to settle. I have $8000 in medical bills so far. Can you tell me how should I respond to the ins co when asked the amount I am willing to settle for.? Is there a rule of thumb I can use to come up with a fair figure? Thank you

Asked on April 14, 2009 under Accident Law, Indiana


MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 13 years ago | Contributor

No one should or could tell you this as we do not serve as your legal counsel and do not know all of your issues:

1. Medical bills (past, present, future).

2. Pain and Suffering

3. Damage to car and age of car etc.

4. Missed work, etc.

5. Misc costs.

Consult with an attorney in your state specializing in personal injury.

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