There are no statistics that indicate the average settlement for a personal injury case. Since every case is different, even the outcomes of situations similar to yours may not apply to your present circumstances for a variety of reasons.
Factors That Might Affect Your Financial Compensation
Many things can affect your injury settlement, including:
The severity of your injuries and how long they will affect you can determine what you can recover. For example, a broken arm that heals in six weeks will likely result in lower compensation than a spinal cord injury that is shown to affect that person for many years.
How long your injuries affect your ability to perform routine activities of daily living can determine the value of compensation for your pain and suffering.
Whether You Are Able to Return to Work
How long you are out of work, your lost wages as well as whether you are able to return to work in any capacity, may have an effect on the value of your claim.
Your Medical Expenses
If you have had any out of pocket expenses or unpaid bills for medical or hospital bills due to the accident, those expenses can be claimed in your case. In some instances, these medical expenses can be quite substantial.
Whether You Contributed to Cause of the Accident
If your actions contributed to the accident, you may receive only a percentage of the full value of your injuries. For example, if you and another driver are held each 50% at fault, you would be entitled to only 50% of the value of your injuries and economic losses.
The Experience of Your Lawyer
Not all lawyers have the same skill and dedication in regard to your case, and that can have a positive or negative effect on your ultimate financial recovery. The experienced lawyers at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates have been fighting for victims like you for over 30 years. We use that experience to conduct a thorough investigation and build your case to ensure the best and most substantial financial recovery for you.
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Common Types of Recoverable Compensation
While there is no average settlement for a personal injury, there are several common types of compensation to which you may be entitled:
- Pain and suffering for your physical and emotional injuries
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Past and future lost income
- Medical bills, both current and future
- Other out of pocket expenses
You may be able to pursue additional economic and noneconomic damages that we have not listed here that are unique to your case. Please be sure to tell us about any circumstances that you believe deserve further compensation.
Reaching Settlements for Personal Injury Claims
According to the American Bar Association, the majority of all claims that are brought by injury victims result in a settlement agreed to by all parties. A settlement is an agreement that is usually achieved without a trial or judge. We believe that the best way to ensure that are clients receive the maximum recovery begins with preparing every case as if it will be presented to a jury for trial. If you retain us to handle your case, our legal team may do the following to build your case for trial:
- Investigate the details of the accident by gathering police, accident or incident reports, photographs, witness statements, and video footage
- Conduct a site visit to the accident location
- Obtain sworn statements under oath of all parties with knowledge
- Consult with accident reconstruction experts
- Review all EMS, hospital and medical records
- Retain medical experts to prove the full nature and consequences of your injuries
- Obtain all employment and lost wage information
- Evaluate all past and future medical expenses
- Consult with an expert to perform an analysis of all economic damages
- Negotiate with the liable party or parties’ insurance company
- Present your case to a jury at trial, if necessary
Helpful Information You Should Gather After Your Accident
For your case to be successful, it must be based on proof. Immediately after your accident, you should try if possible, to gather information that will assist us in building a strong case for you such as:
- Photographs at the time and scene of the accident
- Names of any witnesses who saw the accident or condition
- Your medical bills, imaging scans, prescription medications, doctor’s statements, and other pertinent documents you receive
- A copy of your health insurance card or cards
- Pay stubs that reference any lost income or time away from work
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Regardless of the extent of your physical injuries or economic damages, your time to bring a claim is limited. If you fail to bring your claim within that limitation, you may be forever barred from receiving financial compensation that you deserve. Don’t delay. Call us today.
We represent clients throughout the New York City metropolitan area, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, and Nassau and Suffolk counties. To get started with a free case review with a member of our team, call Dansker & Aspromonte Associates today at (212) 732-2929. If you agree to retain us, you will not be required to pay any money upfront. We only get paid a legal fee unless you receive financial compensation.