Many clients want to know up front how much money the average personal injury settlement brings. The answer is that there is no “average” personal injury settlement. Every individual award depends on many factors. The severity of the crash or accident, the extent of your injuries, and the amount of treatment required are just a few things that figure into the settlement you receive.
When your personal injury attorney files a lawsuit, the insurance companies involved will consider the real trial value of the case. Lawsuits generally require a fair amount of valuable time. Juries make decisions based on the suffering a person has gone through as a result of his or her injuries.
So, although the outcome cannot be predicted with certainty, the insurance company knows that you’ll get a higher than average settlement if the case goes to trial, and they’ll have higher costs to pay because of the time spent in court.
The purpose of the lawsuit is to get you fair compensation and restore the losses you have suffered. At Peterson Law Offices, we have handled over 1,000 personal injury cases over the past several years.
Although you cannot predict the amount of your settlement, you should know that those individuals who hire attorneys routinely obtain higher settlements than those who try and negotiate with the insurance companies without proper representation.
If you would like to receive the kind of personal injury settlement that you deserve, call Todd Peterson and associates at (503) 280-0888 . We serve clients throughout the Oregon and southern Washington areas. Don’t take any chances with your personal injury lawsuit–contact the experts here at Peterson Law Offices at your earliest convenience.