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How Do Lawyers Negotiate Settlements?

One of the most important aspects of a personal injury attorney’s job is settlement negotiation. Because experienced attorneys have negotiated hundreds if not thousands of cases, they have a better idea of what a case settlement value should be. While negotiating cases, attorneys take a lot of information into consideration and often negotiate with insurance companies. Lawyers negotiate elements of a case including liability, total...
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How Long Does A Lawsuit Take To Settle?

Personal injury claims are often settled within 1 year starting from the date that the claim is filed. In cases that involve serious injuries or are not settled and instead go to trial, it often takes 2-5 years to receive compensation, but ultimately it will depend on the complexity of the injuries and associated claims. Auto accident cases with clear fault and non-complicated injuries often...
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What is the Average Workers Comp Settlement?

The average workers’ comp settlement amount is approximately $21,946.62, which was derived from retrieving settlement amounts in workers’ compensation cases that were settled in the last 5 years (between 2016 and 2021). This figure may be comparatively high next to national averages in the United States because the data includes more settlements with serious work injuries. Generally, the average workers’ compensation settlement is between $2,000...
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Average Truck Accident Settlement Amounts

The average truck accident settlement amount is $42,909.88, which includes cases where the defendant was operating a tractor trailer or other heavy/commercial truck. This data was derived from settlement amounts of trucking accident cases that were settled in the last 6 years (between 2015 and 2021). Additional settlement values are as follows: Average tractor trailer settlement: $47,777.50 Average heavy/commercial truck settlement (not including tractor trailers):...
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How Long Does A Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Take?

On average, most medical malpractice cases take 2-3 years to settle. However, if a medical malpractice case does not settle and goes to trial, the lawsuit can take up to 4 years. In cases where compensation exceeds $2 million, the timeline is often 5-15 years. No two medical malpractice lawsuits are the same, and many factors combine to determine how long your medical malpractice suit...
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Can I File A Claim If I Was Injured After Falling On A Sidewalk?

While it may seem straightforward, that question is not as easy to answer as you might think. There are many factors that go into establishing fault in slip and fall cases. To be eligible to file a slip and fall claim and receive compensation, liability must be determined. Here’s how liability is determined. The first factor is determining who is responsible for maintaining the sidewalk....
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What is the Average Cost of Hospital Bills Following a Car Accident?

The cost of an ambulance ride to the Emergency Room following a motor vehicle crash averages $900. The average price for an Emergency Room visit is $3,300, and the average inpatient hospitalization following a motor vehicle crash is $57,000. Additionally, the average air flight bill is $50,000. So, who is responsible for paying these bills? Assuming you have health insurance coverage and the crash occurred...
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What Is the Average Personal Injury Settlement Amount?

The average personal injury settlement amount is approximately $62,600, which was derived from retrieving settlement amounts in personal injury cases that were settled in the last 5 years (between 2016 and 2021). The biggest determining factor used when determining the average personal injury settlement amounts is the severity of injuries as shown in the chart above and details below: Tier 1 injuries: Severe injuries including...
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