What is a fair settlement for an injury suffered in a car accident?

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What is a fair settlement for an injury suffered in a car accident?

I was offered a settlement of $700 and up to $1500 in medical expenses for a rear-end accident that left me in a great deal of pain. The $700 is for missed work and out of pocket costs for medication. They say the $700 should pay for 1 or 2 more doctor’s visits. However, I feel that I’m getting low-balled. This is my first accident. I was hit while I was at a dead stop and it caused me to rear-end another vehicle. is this a fair settlement?

Asked on June 28, 2013 under Personal Injury, Texas

Answers:

Joyce Sweinberg / Joyce J. Sweinberg Associates PC

Answered 8 years ago | Contributor

Based on the information you provide, it does not seem fair. However, there are so many factors which affect the value of a case.  You should retain an attorney to handle this for you and guide you through the process.  Statistics show that you will recover more in the end, even after the attorney fee is removed, if you retain counsel rather than trying to handle this yourself. 


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