Because car accident claims vary so wildly in value, there is no average settlement for a car accident claim. We cannot estimate the value of your claim until we have investigated your situation fully.
A number of factors determine the value of your car accident claim. They include:
- Your injuries (the severity and your prognosis)
- Whether your injuries will keep you out of work
- Damage your vehicle or personal property suffered
- What caused the accident
- Which parties are involved
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Factors That Can Determine the Value of Your Car Accident Settlement
A long list of factors influence the value of your car accident settlement, and the range of potential settlement values is very wide, making it difficult to come up with a meaningful average. Here are several factors that can determine how much you are able to recover in damages:
Injury-related damages often make up a large part of a car accident settlement, so the more severely you are hurt, the higher your claim value is likely to be. For example, if you suffered a spinal cord injury, you will likely recover much more than someone who suffered a broken arm.
If Your Injuries Keep You Out of Work
If you are able to return to work right after your accident, your settlement will likely be lower. You are entitled to compensation for both your current and future lost wages.
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Your Vehicle Damage
We can help you recover compensation to pay for the replacement value of your damaged vehicle. The higher that value is, the more your claim will be worth.
Other Personal Property Damage
If you lost or suffered damage to personal property besides your vehicle, such as electronic equipment, medical equipment, jewelry, artwork, antiques, or anything else you may have been carrying in your car at the time of the accident, we can help you recover compensation to pay for its value.
What Caused the Accident
Specifically, your share of liability for the accident can determine what percentage of your total damages you are eligible to recover. Florida is a comparative liability state, which means you can still pursue compensation if you were partly at fault under FL § 768.81, but your recovery will be reduced by the percentage of your fault.
Who Was Involved in the Accident
In some cases, several parties will share liability for a car accident. For example, if you were involved in an accident with a truck, you will likely be able to hold both the truck driver and the trucking company liable for your injuries and other losses. This can substantially affect what you might be able to recover.
Call for a Free Naples Car Accident Case Evaluation
The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine is eager to start working for you today. If you were involved in a car accident in the Naples area, we can help you recover the full compensation you deserve. We cannot give you the average settlement for a car accident, but we can evaluate your damages and let you know what you might be able to expect. For a free case evaluation, call us at 1-800-747-3733.