Settlement

Negotiating Your Car Accident Insurance Settlement

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If you have filed a car insurance claim to recover money for property damage to your vehicle, bodily injury or both, you will need to negotiate a car accident settlement to get the payout you deserve. Negotiating a car accident insurance settlement is not difficult if you are comfortable and prepared. When you negotiate your car accident settlement, you will need to work closely with an insurance claims adjuster who is responsible for investigating the accident and deciding what the company will pay.

TIP:Insurance claims adjusters have a car accident settlement range

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Average Personal Injury Settlement Amounts

If you’re considering making a personal injury claim after an accident caused by someone else’s carelessness, you probably want to know how much money you can expect to receive in compensation for your medical bills and other damages. To get an idea of typical settlements or awards in personal injury claims—and what makes a difference in the amounts—we surveyed our readers across the United States to ask about their experiences. Here’s what we learned.

The Range of Compensation in Personal Injury Cases

Less than a third (30%) of the readers in our survey received nothing for personal injury claims. Of those who did receive a “payout” (an out-of-court settlement or a court award after a trial), the overall average was $52,900. Payouts typically ranged from $3,000 to $75,000, but a

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