In this YouTube video, Aimee the Attorney talks about what a person can expect from the car accident settlement process. A common question that a car accident lawyer hears is, “How much is my case worth?”
The answer depends on who was involved in the accident and whether a private person or a company caused the accident. Each insurance policy will be different and will have various limits in which the insurance company may attempt to cap a settlement payout.
Settlement payouts can be decided by the insurance adjuster working on an insurance claim or by a jury who chooses to award an amount to the person. No one who speaks to a car accident attorney should hear a magic formula to calculate payouts based on the number of accruing medical bills that exist. More factors go into the payout decisions.
If a person’s ability to work has been impacted, then most likely, an economic analyst has to be hired to prove the weight of the lack of income in the person’s life over a lifetime. In addition, there are emotional impacts that car accidents cause. Car accidents can stop a jogger from not running anymore or leave a person with a deeply lacerated face. In some states, if the person is married, their spouse can file a claim for lack of affection caused by an accident.