Many people want to know up front how much money the average personal injury settlement brings. Oregon and Washington may have lower average personal injury settlement amounts than other states, but the average personal injury settlement amount here as of 2015 is about $15,000. This of course in no way promises that your case will be worth this much since every case is different. Personal injury settlements in general range from $0 to multimillions for some cases.
How much is the average personal injury settlement?
A better 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 claim, 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.
Why get a personal injury lawyer?
The purpose of getting a personal injury lawyer for your claim is to get you fair compensation and restore the losses you have suffered.
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.
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