What are average car accident injury settlement amounts?
When you’ve been involved in a car accident that’s left you with injuries, property damage, and more, you may be anxious to settle your claim and get the compensation you deserve. You might have expensive medical bills or repair costs, and you might have even lost wages due to missing work.
Car accident injury settlement amounts are extremely varied. The amount that you’ll receive from a settlement will depend on the damages and details of the accident. A minor to moderate car accident settlement amount typically ranges from $15,000 to $30,000. A severe car accident, such as one that caused permanent injuries, a fatality, or involved impaired driving may settle for anywhere from hundreds of thousands to millions of dollars.
If you’re suffering after a car accident due to missed work and unexpected medical or auto bills, you may need to pursue a car accident lawsuit with the help of our top Atlanta personal injury firm. To get help winning the compensation you are entitled to by law, call 1-844-428-4529 or send our team a message now to get a free case evaluation.
How are car accident settlement amounts calculated in Georgia?
After a crash, it must be reported to the police to retain the legitimacy of the accident and get compensation for damages that were the fault of the other party. If an accident isn’t reported to the police, it is like it never happened.
After the police analyze the details of the accident, interview witnesses, and more. They will file a police report that helps insurance providers determine who is at fault, how much each party is at fault and the details of the damages that were incurred.
In Georgia, car accidents are settled based on a modified comparative fault law, which means that you must be less than 50% responsible for the accident to recover damages through legal action. According to the comparative negligence/fault law, the amount of compensation that you receive will be reduced by the amount of fault attributed to you.
Common Types of Car Accident Damage Claims
In addition to fault reducing the amount of compensation that you can be given, the severity of the damages you’ve experienced from the accident will play a big role in your compensation. Typically, the more severe the damages, the more money will be paid.
When settlements outside of court are not covering your actual expenses and suffering, you can pursue a lawsuit as long as you are not 50% or more at fault for the accident.
Some of the most common car accident damage claims include but are not limited to:
- Medical expenses and bills
- Lost wages and future wages
- Non-economic or general damages, such as pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, and more
- Damage to your vehicle or personal possessions
- Wrongful death
To help decide how much compensation you can claim in a lawsuit, it’s best to meet with a car accident lawyer. Haug Law Group provides a free, no-obligation consultation to review your case, discover important facts and information, look into the evidence, and more.
After a thorough analysis, we can get a better understanding of your settlement amount possibilities and plan your legal path forward.
When should I pursue a lawsuit?
When you’ve experienced heavy, life-altering damages or even the death of a loved one, a lawsuit may be the only path to get compensated for your losses in full. When insurance settlements outside of court aren’t meeting your needs, you don’t need to accept them.
Together, we will win justice for your losses. If you are still not sure whether or not you should file a lawsuit against the at-fault party, we’d love to meet with you to discuss your best path forward in a free consultation.
How much does my lawyer receive from my settlement?
Like most other car accident lawyers, the lawyers at Haug Law Group are paid on a contingency fee basis. When you first decide to work with us, we will agree upon a contingency fee, which is typically 30 to 40% of the settlement you receive in the lawsuit. Our fees are calculated in the settlement amount we ask for.
Contingency fee agreements are no-risk for the victim since you will not pay anything unless we win your case.
Get a Free Consultation With a Top Car Accident Lawyer Today
Whether you have questions about the settlement amount you may receive from a lawsuit or you are ready to file a legal claim immediately, Haug Law Group can help. We are committed to helping you get justice for your losses and have won over 20 million dollars in settlements for our clients.
Need help now? Send us a text directly at 770-766-3308 or call 844-HAUG-LAW to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation today. Feel free to also send us a message to get the conversation started.