How Much Should I Ask for in a Personal Injury Settlement?

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Another person’s negligence has caused you to be injured, and you’re likely feeling overwhelmed. While seeking compensation for the damages you’ve suffered is important to your ability to fully heal, knowing what this amount is can be daunting, but an experienced South Carolina personal injury attorney can help you with that.

Your Personal Injury Claim

Your personal injury claim will be unique to the situation and to the circumstances involved, and one of the most important components of your claim is the damages you’ve suffered. If these aren’t well represented in their entirety, your settlement amount is likely to be woefully inadequate. It’s critical that you carefully address every category of loss you’ve experienced, including:

  • Your medical expenses, which may include the cost of ongoing care
  • Your lost wages, which may need to address losses related to your earning potential
  • Your pain and suffering, which can be one of the most difficult obstacles you face

A fair settlement will incorporate each of these categories of loss.

Consult with an Experienced South Carolina Personal Injury Attorney Today

The distinguished Greenville personal injury attorneys at Upstate Personal Injury Lawyers, LLC, recognize how important your settlement is to your recovery and are committed to zealously advocating for the compensation to which you are entitled and that you need. For more information about what we can do for you, please don’t hesitate to contact or call us at 864-531-7969 to schedule your free consultation today.

Personal Injury FAQ

How do I put a value on my pain and suffering?

Putting a price tag on the pain and suffering you’ve been forced to endure can be extremely difficult, which makes it an excellent job for your dedicated personal injury lawyer.

Can’t I trust the insurance company to offer a fair settlement?

The insurance company is driven by profits, which means you are well-advised not to accept a settlement offer until you’ve discussed the matter with a personal injury lawyer who is well acquainted with the specifics of your claim.

What if the insurance company accuses me of sharing fault?

The insurance company does not have the final say in the matter, and even if you do share fault, you are not barred from seeking the percentage of compensation that the other party is responsible for (as long as you are not more than 50 percent responsible).

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