Maximizing Your Car Accident Settlement

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How It’s Determined

One of the most common questions that any personal injury attorney receives from a prospective client has to do with ways to maximize your verdict return or settlement from a car accident injury. There are several different ways that this can be done. Here are the most common aspects of your case that an attorney will examine to determine your appropriate compensation amount.

Insurance Policies of You and the Other Driver

It is highly likely that one of the first things to be examined in these cases is what the liability coverage for both parties involved is. This is because, depending on the severity of your injuries, this will give a general idea of what the baseline coverage for your injuries will be.

Your attorney will also use this information in consideration of whether the other motorist was uninsured or underinsured. If the total cost of your injuries and vehicle damages are greater than that motorist’s coverage, you will likely need to pursue further legal action or file a claim against your own insurance provider. As California is also a state that allows for Medical Pay (“MedPay”) coverage, you may also have this to fall back on in instances with uninsured or underinsured drivers.

Medical Expenses

Anytime you are dealing with an injury case, they will assess your current and future medical bills associated with the accident. While most of these can be easily taken care of using their liability coverage, others may require extensive or lifelong treatment. Your attorney will be able to assess this and determine what may be appropriate compensation.

Lost Wages

If your injury caused you to miss work or lose out on job opportunities, you can be compensated for the lost earnings. Depending on what you are making at the time of the incident, your attorney will consider your income and the extent of the debilitating injury.

Work with the Right Attorney

One of the easiest ways to ensure that you are able to maximize the verdict or settlement is by working with the right attorney. They will be able to help you better understand the process and what all goes into the compensation decisions. If you or a loved one are looking for representation following an accident injury, call (800) 783-5006 to get in touch with Manning Law, APC today.

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