How do I know how much money I should get for my car accident injury claim?


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Question:

A driver ran a red light and collided with my car.  I sustained injuries to my arms and legs and have already missed 5 months of work.   How do I know how much money I should get for my car accident injury claim?

Answer:

A good way to ascertain the worth of your auto accident injury claim is to consult an experienced and knowledgeable personal injury lawyer.  He or she can inform you if and how much in past and future lost earnings, medical bills, pain and suffering you can expect to receive in light of your condition and circumstances.  Typically, you can calculate the value of your claim by adding up your medical bills, lost wages, rental car costs, and auto repair, among other items.  For your personal injuries, an adjuster would first calculate your "medical special damages" by adding up all of the medical expenses that you incurred as a result of the accident.  This number will serve as a base to determine the amount of "general damages" or non-monetary losses such as emotional distress damages and pain and suffering for which you should be compensated.

Talk to an Accident Attorney to get a case review and find out how much money you are entitled to.

Good luck.

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