what would be a reasonable amount for a settlement for an auto accident with $3,300 incurred medical bills; where future treatment will be needed to maintain pre-accident condition.
Would $5,000 or $6,000 be a reasonable amount to offer?
Without seeing the medical records and knowing how the injuries affected you it is impossible to give a reasoned response. Best to consult local personal injury counsel to get full value for your injuries.
What does your future care entail? Lots of factors beyond incurred medicals. You would be best served consulting with a personal injury attorney.
A reasonable amount would be whatever your attorney can get. You need an attorney.
Advice given in this forum does not create an attorney - client relationship. No advice should be relied on without consulting with a local attorney.
It seems that you are unrepresented and, as a result, will never get a reasonable offer from the insurer. Giving you advice on how much an attorney would consider reasonable is, therefore, useless. Many factors go into evaluating a case. $4.5k in meds might be primarily diagnostic (MRI's CT at the ER). Or, it might be for treatment. It also depends on when the care was received relative to the injury. And, your comparative fault. And your preexisting conditions. And your diagnosed injuries and prognosis. Etc., Etc., Etc. No responsible attorney would give you a number without knowing these factors and many others.
I am not your attorney and don't know anything about your problem. Do not rely on my response other than as information used to hire an actual attorney.
Odds are very high that you will not be taken seriously without an attorney, since without an attorney you have no ability to effectively litigate your case if the insurance company doesn't make a reasonable offer. If your injuries warrant significant continued care, as you indicated is the case in your response to one of the other responders, this could be a bigger case than you believe, and you could be doing yourself a tremendous disservice by trying to be your own lawyer to save money on fees. I wish you a fast recovery.
This answer is a general interpretation of the law and is not fact specific to your case. Likewise it does not create an attorney-client relationship. You should seek an attorney for a review of your specific facts and documents.
If you were injured in a car accident, you should absolutely consult a personal injury attorney, who will be able to represent you. Typically, pain and suffering is a multiple of about 3 - 5 of the medical expenses, however, there are many unknown factors here: do you have a permanent injury? Will you incur future medical expenses or have you recovered completely? You can find a reputable personal injury attorney through Avvo's "Find A Lawyer" tab. Consultations are free, and as personal injury attorneys work on a contingency basis, you will incur no upfront costs. Good luck.
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