How do I know my Settlement is Fair?
Determining the fairness of a particular settlement offer is one of the most important jobs of a personal injury lawyer. Part of that job is making sure client's are informed about what is and isn't a fair settlement. So we can help if you're wondering "How do I know my settlement is fair?". No two accidents are the same, which means that there is not a single amount a person can expect when they have been in an accident.
A fair amount is any amount that makes you as whole as possible after an accident. An attorney can make sure that you are not left financially broken as a result of another person’s negligence. Take advantage of a free consultation with a personal injury lawyer at Johnson to learn more if your settlement offer is fair, or if you're rightfully owed more compensation.
One common accident that leads to injuries are car accidents. Even two accidents that seem similar might have wildly different settlement amounts. For instance, one person might be rear-ended by another driver going 25 miles per hour. Ultimately, their injuries are very minor and heal within a few weeks of rest and minimally-invasive treatment. This person might only need a reasonably small settlement to cover property damage, some lost wages, and some medical treatments.
Another person in a similar accident might have suffered a slipped disc that requires surgery. For this person, a small settlement is going to be completely inadequate. Back surgery can bring with it a lifetime of pain and prevent a person from engaging in some of their favorite sports or activities. This person needs to accept only a settlement that completely covers these life-changing injuries.
Most people, when they are injured, aren’t seeking a windfall. They only want what is fair for their damages. What they find is that an insurance adjuster often tries to bully them into accepting an amount that is far below fair. When this happens, a personal injury lawyer can fight to get you the amount that you deserve.
If you have been injured in an accident, an attorney at Johnson Law can help. We have helped many clients get a fair settlement after their accident and will put that experience to work for you. For a free consultation to discuss your injuries, contact Johnson Law today.