I was involved in a car accident when I was seven months pregnant and it was the other person’s fault, How much is my case worth?

Asked on June 15, 2009 under Accident Law, South Carolina


B. B., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

That depends on a number of things, but mostly on how badly you (and, if at all, your unborn child) were hurt, which you haven't mentioned.  It's also true that the settlement value of a particular injury can vary from one place to the next, even within a single state.

The only way to get a reliable estimate on what you could recover in a lawsuit is by having an attorney in your area review all of the facts.  One place that you can look for counsel is our website, http://attorneypages.com

J.V., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

this question is one that neither myself or another attorney can answer without knowing more about the situation. What damage occurred, was anyone injured, if so to what extent, what were the circumstances surrounding the accident, were medical personnel involved i.e. ambulance, emergency room etc., since the accident what treatment has been needed obtained etc. was the baby injured etc.

All these factors are important and even then a number is only really estimated being that no one can predict what the insurance company will pay or the court will award. But if you feel you have a case I advise you to consult with a local attorney and discuss the factors above. they will than be able to help decide with you whether this is a case wroth pursuing. good luck

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