Whether you were injured in a car, truck, or motorcycle wreck, one of the most important aspects of your claim is calculating how much compensation you may be owed. This is why retaining a Dallas personal injury lawyer is so important. The Law Office of Brian Brunson will help you determine how much money you are owed for things such as vehicle repairs, medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
The first thing that will need to be determined is who was at fault for the accident. It may be that there was a single individual responsible, or multiple parties involved in the accident. The more people involved, the more complex the case may be. Your attorney’s job is uncovering all of the evidence in order to make an accurate argument for compensation.
So who decides on how much to ask for?
There are several necessary steps that must be taken in the claims process and we will work with you every step of the way to determine how much of a settlement should be requested. Chances are, once a settlement demand is put forth, the opposing insurance company will counter with their own offer. Oftentimes this counter process goes back and forth several times until an agreed upon settlement is reached. If a settlement cannot be reached, a lawsuit will be filed and the case will be heard in a court of law.
How are damages calculated?
Settlements are based on the severity of the wreck and the costs stemming from the accident. These costs include:
- Property Damages – Vehicle repairs can cost thousands and you’ll likely need a rental car while yours is being repaired. But, the overall cost of an accident goes far beyond property damage.
- Medical Bills – The average cost of an emergency room visit is well over $3,000 and inpatient hospitalization following a motor vehicle crash can end up costing more than $50,000.
- Lost Wages – When you’re in an accident and can’t work, how are you going to pay your bills? Who is your family going to depend on if you suffer a short-term injury or long-term disability?
- Pain and Suffering – Vehicle repairs, medical bills, and lost wages can reek havoc on your life and well-being, and often cause emotional strain more damaging than an actual physical injury.
To begin calculating how much you may be owed for your accident, visit RateMyCarWreck.com
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