do you think that $60,000 demand is outrageous for medical bills that are 13,000 total for 2 adults and five children involved in accident
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Insurance Question from Memorial Square, GA
Asked on 06/22/2012
do you think that $60,000 demand is outrageous for medical bills that are 13,000 total for 2 adults and five children involved in accident my family including myself my huband and our five children where involved in a accident where the other party was found at fault by insurance carrier and im demanding 60,000 for medical pain and suffering and loss wages is this far fetch or is it ok
Answer given on June 23, 2012
If you are involved in an auto accident that is caused by another driver and there are injuries, then the other insurance company will reimburse you for your injuries and the injuries to family members. Usually the other insurance company will wait for all medical bills to come in before they will offer a settlement to you.You can ask for any amount that you feel you deserve. This does not mean that the other insurance company will pay this amount. They will first determine the entire amount due for the medical bills. They will then offer an additional sum for pain and suffering and other requests from you. You can negotiate with the company and see what they will offer. However, to expect a large sum just because you want it is not very likely to occur. Of course, you can always hire an attorney, but they will then take a portion of any settlement that is negotiated, and you may not end up with as much money as you want.
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