What is typical settlement for accident

Hospital Dr bills total 8000

Asked on February 12, 2019 under Accident Law, South Dakota

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Answered 1 year ago | Contributor

There isn't any typical settlement because it depends on the medical bills , medical reports which document the nature and extent of the injuries, medical treatment, estimated cost of future treatment if any. Wage loss is another factor.
Compensation for the medical bills is straight reimbursement. The medical reports are used to determine compensation for pain and suffering, which is an amount in addition to the medical bills. Compensation for wage loss is straight reimbursement.
If you have fully recovered from your injuries, then the settlement offer of 15k is reasonable  and acceptable. If you have not fully recovered from your injuries and have residual complaints, the nature and extent of your residual complaints will determine whether or not 15k is reasonable.
 


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