What is standard pain and suffering settlelment?

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What is standard pain and suffering settlelment?

I was struck down by a car in a parking lot. Police report and her ins. company both confirm driver at fault. My neck was injured from impact as well as aggrevation to an existing chronic neck problem. I’ve completed Physical Therapy to a stable level but continue to have pain in my neck. What can I expect the ins. co. to offer as a settlement and what is reasonable for me to ask for? Thank you.

Asked on May 27, 2009 under Personal Injury, California

Answers:

B. B., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 12 years ago | Contributor

Please, please talk to an experienced personal injury lawyer before you sign or agree to anything with the driver's insurance company.  Let your attorney negotiate for you, after he or she has gathered all the facts of the case, reviewed your medical records and all the rest of it.  I believe that will lead you to by far the best outcome.

There are many things that go into figuring out the settlement value of a case, including where the case is being heard.  Sometimes things that you might think of as small details turn out to make a big difference.  You don't get a second chance at this, so get the help of a professional who does this for a living.


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