Personal Injury Settlement

It’s difficult to know how much compensation you’ll receive in a personal injury settlement. If the accident wasn’t your fault, it’s likely you could receive a personal injury settlement, but there are many factors that determine how much compensation you’ll receive. There is no minimum or maximum amount received for a settlement in a personal injury case. These cases are based on several factors, including:

  • The type and extent of the injury or injuries,
  • The extent of financial damages, such as medical bills and lost wages
  • The amount of recovery time for the injury or injuries

A personal injury attorney who has brought numerous personal injury cases to court and defended clients in arbitration will have a good idea of what types of cases are successful and the amount of compensation you could expect to receive. If you seek legal representation from a qualified attorney, he or she will represent your best interests and attempt to reach the best personal injury settlement for you. Most personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis. This means they aren’t compensated until you receive a settlement.

In California, most attorney contingency fees are a maximum of 40 percent of the settlement involved in a claim. If you don’t win, they earn nothing. If they are able to fight and win a successful settlement, either through trial or arbitration, they receive a maximum of 40 percent of your settlement. A well-respected trial lawyer who is knowledgeable about personal injury law has the skills to obtain a higher settlement in your case.

What To Do

If the person who caused your injuries has insurance, you’ll likely need to let the insurance company know that you have received a judgment. It’s possible they may not be aware of it. The insurance company often will issue a check up to the limit of your insurance policy. If you were struck and injured by an uninsured driver, it will be more difficult to collect a settlement. You’ll need to make sure the judgment against the driver is entered with the court and then you’ll need to start the process to collect the judgment. There are lawyers who are experienced with collecting judgments, and it may be a good idea to consult with such an attorney or you may not see a dime of your settlement.

No matter where you are in the process of collecting a settlement, the experienced legal team at King Aminpour Car Accident Lawyer can help navigate the courts system for you, relieving you of the stress and worry of whether you’ll earn a settlement. They understand what it takes to bring a successful claim to a settlement and make sure you receive it. Let them guide you through the legal process while you focus on your recovery.

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