Posted On April 7, 2022 Personal Injury
What your car accident case is worth depends on a number of factors, some of which you have no control over. If you have damages, can prove that the other driver is liable, and retain an experienced attorney, your chances of winning your car accident claim are good. Remember, statistically speaking, 95 percent of personal injury claims settle out of court, and 57 percent of car accident cases that go to trial are decided in favor of the plaintiff.
There are a couple of factors that act in your favor in the case of a car accident lawsuit:
Factors that could keep you from receiving a settlement are:
For most car accident victims, the question isn’t whether they will win a settlement, but how much they will receive. How much is your case worth?
Unfortunately, there’s no simple settlement calculator where you can plug in a few numbers and come up with a dollar amount. How much your car accident case ver.
So, how do you find out how much your unique case is worth? You take it to an experienced NJ car accident lawyer. The only way to reliably determine how much compensation you deserve is to have a professional who knows the legal process inside and out take a look at all of the details of your situation.
One thing is for sure – having the right lawyer on your side means you’ll get as much money as you possibly can for your claim. Studies have found that, on average, attorneys get their clients more than 3.5 times what unrepresented claimants get for themselves, according to the study Paying for Auto Injuries: A Consumer Panel Survey of Auto Accident Victims by the Insurance Research Council.
Although the odds of a successful lawsuit are likely in your favor, you may not be feeling especially lucky right now, right after a serious car accident. You may be wondering what you are risking if you pursue a case and lose.
Regardless of the outcome of your case, depending on your individual auto policy, it may still cover your medical bills. If your medical bills add up to more than your maximum coverage limit, then your health insurance provider will need to pay the amount that exceeds your coverage. If you don’t have health insurance, you will be personally responsible for your outstanding medical costs.
If you don’t win the case, then you won’t receive money from the other driver’s insurance company (or your own uninsured/under-insured coverage) towards your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, or other damages. Although you didn’t get the compensation you were hoping for, you haven’t lost any money, either.
Most local car accident lawyers handle claims on a no-win, no-fee basis. Sometimes called a contingency agreement, this means that your payment for legal representation is contingent on the results. Your attorney receives a percentage of the settlement he or she gets for you – and, if the claim is not successful, you pay nothing for attorneys’ fees. They also advance all costs of pursuing your claim, from court filing fees to the expense of hiring expert witnesses, and normally you pay them back only if they recover money for you.
Basically, pursuing a claim often is risk-free. You have nothing to lose by speaking to a car accident attorney to see if you can move forward with a claim, and you have plenty to gain if your case is successful.
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