If you are thinking about bringing a personal injury case against someone who harmed you or a loved one due to their carelessness, you are probably interested in knowing how much money you could potentially receive. Talking to a personal injury lawyer is definitely a good idea. A lawyer can give you a better idea of a dollar amount based on the unique details of your case.
The important thing to remember is that each case is different, so there is no set amount of money you may receive, even for cases that are seemingly identical to each other. However, there are averages. Here is what you need to know about them.
Monetary Ranges in Personal Injury Cases
The average amount of monetary compensation in all types of personal injury cases is between $3,000 and $75,000.
About 68% of people who file these cases receive amounts in this range. Out of court settlements usually fall somewhere around the $52,900 range.
You may get more (or less) than the average range, depending on the severity of your injury, as well as the degree of responsibility of the at-fault party.
Just because someone is at fault for your injury does not mean they are completely at fault. Courts determine the percentage of fault someone bears for a personal injury, and awards monetary compensation based on that, as well as other factors.
Having a Lawyer in a Personal Injury Case
Having a personal injury lawyer on your side usually results in higher monetary awards in personal injury cases.
This is because lawyers know what to say and do to negotiate higher out of court settlements and to convince judges and juries to award higher amounts.
Typically, those who have lawyers receive awards that are about $60,000 higher than those without lawyers.
Clearly, having a lawyer is a good idea when it comes to filing a personal injury lawsuit against someone. Contact us today to discuss the details of your own case.