Without knowing more, no attorney is going to give a firm opinion. However, if you are totally well, and will have no more problems, it is probably not too bad. Maybe a little on the low side, but not enough to hire an attorney. You might ask for a little more, maybe $200 and see what they say. If you take the settlement and the next day you have more medical problems related to the wreck, remember that I am not in a possition to give you a hard and fast answer.
Your health insurance may be entitled to get repaid from the settlement, but without seeing your policy I cannot say.
This is not legal advice. You should always discuss the specifics of your issue in person with an attorney. Be aware that there are time limits on all claims that depend on the kind of claim, so do not delay in seeking an attorney.
Ridiculous. Never deal with an insurance company without a lawyer as you will only get a fraction of what the case is truly worth. Retain a lawyer to get maximum compensation. Find a lawyer with a low contingency fee, less than 30%, so you get the lion's share of the settlement, not the lawyer.
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I agree with Attorney Arbuckle. A settlement is intended to put you in the financial position you would have been if there had never been an accident, in other words make you whole again. Evaluating all you damages and any possible future damages to determine if it makes you whole.
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I wouldn't settle until you are 100% healed from your injuries. I don't know what the amount of your medical bills was but you should never settle unless you are comfortable with the decision. You only get one settlement, so you need to make sure you're not injured and that you are comfortable with the amount.
It is important to understand that rarely are the adjusters concerned with your real well-being or compensation for your injuries and lost time. You should speak to a lawyer so they can review your accident report, medical bills, and lost wages in detail. This information along with the venue, liability facts, and other information will allow an attorney to give you an educated response.
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