In the 12 months before November 2019, my average personal injury settlement was $18,570. That’s a nice figure. However, it does not tell you how much money was specifically paid for pain and suffering. Here, you’ll get to see examples of settlements that show how much money people got for pain and suffering. I’ll also show you how to calculate pain and suffering.[Read more…]
When should I hire an attorney after a car accident? If you are asking this question, you are not alone. Thousands of people ask it every month.
I’m going to tell you when to get a lawyer after a car accident. I will also reveal when you do not need one.
I’ll share with you the benefits of hiring a lawyer for your car accident claim. You will also see what to watch out for when hiring a lawyer. You’ll see what questions to ask the attorney for a car accident case.
The average cost of medical bills is increasing quickly each year. In fact, claimed medical costs (and payments) relating to car accidents is growing faster than inflation.
Just look at this graph:
You don’t want to just hope that insurance company will pay for your bills. Only to find out that they later deny or delay your case. You don’t want bad credit if you can’t pay your medical bills.
Perhaps you are afraid that after paying attorney’s fees you are going to get a smaller payout. Don’t be. You’ll be happy that you hired a lawyer.
A study found that claimants with an attorney received an average total bodily injury payment of 3.5x more than those without a lawyer! That is big news.
Specifically, the study found that people with attorneys in car accidents got an average of bodily injury payment of $16,658. Without an attorney, the average bodily injury payment was $4,699.
The $16,658 amount is before deduction of attorney’s fees and costs. However, there is another big benefit to hiring a lawyer that the study does not mention. I will talk about it in detail below.
You’ll also get to hear about 13 reasons to hire a lawyer if you are hurt in an accident caused by someone else. However, I won’t stop there.
You’re going to see actual examples (using real settlements) of the benefits of hiring a lawyer.[Read more…]
Disney is worth about $233 Billion dollars. However, Disney World does not automatically have to pay you if you’re hurt on its property. Here, you’ll see what you need to get a settlement if you get injured at Disney World. You’ll also get answers to 20 frequently asked questions about Disney accident claims.[Read more…]
I am going to share some of the most frequently asked questions about hotel accident claims. Of course, you’ll get detailed answers that are easy to understand. Better yet, you’ll get to see my actual hotel injury settlements. I’ll explain how I calculated the settlement value of those hotel negligence cases.[Read more…]
How much is scar worth in a personal injury case?
I answer this question in this article. I’ll share some of my settlements (with amounts) for scar cases. You’ll see photos of the actual scar. This will help you get a better idea of what it looked like.
You’ll get to learn how the scar specifically affected the settlement amount.
I won’t stop there.
As an added bonus, I’ll also share some settlements where the injury was discolored skin.
Yes, if someone was careless and caused your scar. This means that aren’t entitled to a penny for pain and suffering if you were 100% at fault for causing the accident.
Some states have car accident laws that require the scar to meet certain requirements in order for you to get money for pain and suffering. For example, in Florida, in many car accident cases, you need a permanent and significant scar in order to get compensation for pain and suffering associated with it. However, that law does not apply in every car accident case. A car accident lawyer knows the standard that you’ll need to meet to get a payout for scar.
But don’t be to worried about that standard. Car insurance companies may still offer compensation for pain and suffering even for small scar. In a moment, you’ll see this from my settlements below.
If you have a bad scar, it is worth more than if the scar is small.
Is there a calculator that can tell you how much compensation you’ll get for a scar?
No. Sure there are personal injury settlement calculators on the internet. Believe it or not, I just linked to one that I created.
However, there is not a calculator that can tell you how much a scar is worth. The reason is that a scars are very different. A scar could be very small (and thin), or it could be big and wide.
People put a significance on scars because scars tell us a story. Generally speaking, scars on a woman are worth more than on a man. This is because scars on a man can be associated with being tough. Some men consider it an honor to have a scar.[Read more…]
USAA is above average as compared to other insurance companies. I’m talking about how USAA handles insurance claim payouts. Here, I’ll discuss USAA settlements and verdicts. We’ll talk about car accident claims, and the average dog bite settlement amount with USAA.
That’s not it.
We’ll talk about other USAA injury claims as well.
If you are injured at Universal Orlando Resort’s (Universal Studios), you may have a case.[Read more…]