How do I determine how much to ask for in a personal injury case?

I was in a car accident 3 months ago. I was T-boned by a truck while driving down the highway. Other driver admitted total fault. We have come to the point of settling on pain and suffering and I have no idea where to start. I had two broken ribs and a fractured scapula that required me to where a sling for four weeks and then do 6 weeks of PT. I still have very limited strength in my shoulder and cannot do a lot of what I used to do on our farm. I also missed all of 4-H season with my kids and the things we usually work on together like the animals they show. I have pain on a regular basis if I use the arm/shoulder too much and still have anxiety while driving. The medical bills were $16,000 total and I have figured out lost wages.

Asked on September 27, 2013 under Personal Injury, Indiana

Answers:

Tricia Dwyer / Tricia Dwyer Esq & Associates PLLC

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

Hello. In my view, you should definitely have an attorney be the one negotiating and advocating for your interests. Please do turn to an attorney licensed in your state and she/he will be happy to assist you. The sorts of issues you describe tend to hinge on state law. Some attorneys are available seven days for emergency legal needs. Many attorneys will speak initially at no charge. Then, if legal work is performed, some attorneys will provide a reduced fee for financial hardship. Some attorneys may also assist you in a limited scope manner to conserve legal costs. All the best.

 

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