Vehicle Accident & Injury Claims
Accident claims are all different and need to be evaluated by their own specific facts. Million dollar jury awards are typically associated with serious injuries and serious pain and suffering. Large jury awards can be the result of many different types of claims, depending on what exactly took place in the accident.
If have been injured in a car accident that was someone else's fault, you are entitled to compensation for a variety of damages, including:
- lost income
- medical expenses
- pain and suffering
- emotional suffering
There are many different factors that go into making a claim worth more or less money depending on the settlement. Most claims will typically be settled without a lawsuit or trial, however, one aspect of evaluating a claim is based on anticipating what a jury trial outcome would be. Always discuss your injury with an experienced attorney to determine how much your claim is worth.
What about if I had other injuries prior to the auto accident? How will that affect the damages in this current lawsuit?
If you have a pre-existing injury that has been worsened due to someone else's negligence, you will still be able to recover for the percentage of your injury that is new.
It often depends on how your doctor determines your current pain and whether it is the result of previous injury or the auto accident. Either way, it is very important that you seek medical treatment after the accident to discuss all of your symptoms with the medical provider. You want to be assured that you will receive a full settlement for all of your pain that is related to the auto accident.