What kind of pain and suffering settlement can I expect from Geico after being rear ended while stopped on a busy street.

Asked over 2 years ago - Berkeley, CA

Teenagers on their way to graduation rear-ended our stopped vehicle. Geico paid for the car damage, but I am being treated for neck and shoulder pain; probably 8-10 treatments.

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  1. Frank Marvin Nunes

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    Answered . With Geico do not expect much. They are stingy. I would get a lawyer to deal with them.

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  2. Gordon Ralph Levinson

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    Answered . Jeff (above) is right on the money! Adjusters exist to cut claims and settle fast and cheap. Your best play by far is to retain counsel, explore full treament for your injuries all the way down the American Medical Association's algorythm, and bide your time until you fully understand the value of your bodily-injury claim. Like Elvis said: "Only fools rush in."

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  3. Jeff Tomberg

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    Answered . there is no way anyone can give you a reasonable range for settlement or trial value without following your course of treatment finding out how extensive your injuries are what your medical expenses will be whether you will miss time for work plus many other factors.... the gecko like all insurance companies collect money but adjust claims. you need a lawyer to assist you.hire one that is experienced and has tried cases

    without a detailed review by a lawyer can all the issues raised in your question be appropriately addressed...... more
  4. Charles Owen Geerhart

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    Answered . Not much-- likely about 2X your paid medical bills, assuming you do not need further treatment or surgery. Despite what every lawyer always says on Avvo, you can do this in small claims and not have to pay a lawyers fee. In fact, most PI claims filed in small claims settle before the hearing.

  5. Kevin Samuel Sullivan

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    Answered . It is hard to tell. Oftentimes insurance companies will force you to file.

    I handle these cases on a regular basis.

    My offices are in San Francisco. What are your total medical damages? Call me for a free consultation if you wish.

    Kevin sullivan
    415-441-1052/650-949-2260

  6. John Gus Zgourides

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    Answered . If you hire a local personal injury trial lawyer you'll fare better.

    My responses to questions on Avvo are never intended as legal advice and must not be relied upon as legal advice.... more

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