When you’ve been seriously injured in an accident, your first priority is recovering. But oftentimes, serious accidents will rack up significant medical bills, lost wages, and other expenses not covered by your insurance. If you’re wondering how to pay off these unexpected costs, you may want to consider filing a personal injury claim against the negligent party. However, no two personal injury settlements are the same, even if the cases appear the same from a distance.

Fortunately, our Personal Injury Settlement Calculator can help you determine how much your personal injury claim might be worth, which can help you decide if filing a personal injury claim is right for you and speed up your initial consultation with a personal injury lawyer.

How to Use Our Personal Injury Settlement Calculator

Here are 9 simple steps to use our personal injury settlement calculator:

  1. Go to our Personal Injury Settlement Calculator above.
  2. Select your Type of Accident.
  3. Enter the city and state where your accident occurred.
  4. Enter the date your accident occurred.
  5. Select the amount of pain and suffering the accident has caused you.
  6. Select the costs you have already incurred as a result of the accident related to property damage, out of pocket expenses, medical expenses, and lost wages.
  7. Select the amount of lost income and medical expenses that you expect to incur in the future as a result of the accident.
  8. Confirm that the information is correct.
  9. Click Calculate.

Once you receive your personal injury settlement estimate, you can request a free consulation with a local personal injury lawyer.

Personal Injury Settlement FAQs

At Lawyer Friend®, our mission is to simplify the process of finding a lawyer while providing helpful information about certain legal matters. That’s why we’ve put together this helpful list of frequently asked questions about personal injury settlements. If you don’t see your question below or have additional questions, call (386) 951-5438 to speak with a lawyer who can help.

How do I get a personal injury settlement?

If your lawyer has determined that the circumstances of your injury are right for a personal injury claim, they will open your case and handle all of the paperwork, contact with the defendant, etc. for you. All you need to do from that point is work with your lawyer and provide them with any information they need that will help them defend your claim. If the defendant agrees to a reasonable settlement, or if they are required after trial to compensate you for your losses, you will receive a personal injury settlement for your injuries.

How soon should I call a lawyer after an accident?

After an accident, you should call a lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your case while the details are fresh on your mind and find out if pursuing a personal injury claim is right for you. Call (386) 951-5438 to speak with a personal injury lawyer near you.

Can I sue for an accident that was partly my fault?

Depending on the circumstances of your case, you may be able to sue and recover losses for an accident even if you were at fault. Visit our Find a Lawyer page to be connected with a lawyer in your area who can determine whether or not you can sue for an accident that was partly your fault.

Can I file a personal injury claim if I have a pre-existing injury?

Yes. While personal injury claims with pre-existing injuries are more complex than those without, they are still possible. Your lawyer will help you acquire any necessary expert testimony needed to support your claim and assist you throughout the entire process so you can get the compensation you deserve for your injuries.

What should I tell my insurance company?

We recommend consulting with your personal injury lawyer before speaking to your insurance company. After all, insurance companies are the business of making money, so it is in their best interests to pay you as little money as possible for your injuries.

If you have already been in contact with an insurance company, be sure to tell your lawyer what you said, if you signed any documents, and any additional details about the interaction that may affect your ability to recover the full settlement you deserve.

How long does it take to get a personal injury settlement check?

On average, it takes about five to six weeks to receive a personal injury settlement check after it has been released. That being said, there are a number of factors that may delay the process. Your personal injury lawyer can provide you with a realistic timeline for your settlement check, including what the process entails.

How much is my car accident worth?

Car accident settlements can vary greatly depending on a number of factors, including but not limited to the extent of your injuries, property damages, and monetary damages. Our personal injury settlement calculator can provide you with a free estimate of how much your car accident may be worth.

To pursue a car accident settlement and get a better idea of how much to expect from your car accident settlement, we recommend meeting with a personal injury lawyer with experience handling car accident claims in your area. Visit our Find a Lawyer page to find an experienced and compassionate car accident lawyer near you.

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