Because there is no average car accident settlement, as there is no way to calculate an average car accident insurance settlement. Some relatively minor accidents receive payouts in the lower four figures while others receive seven-figure awards. Most fall in the middle somewhere.
Without having a good understanding of what happened to cause your accident, the type of insurance coverage you opted for, the strength of the case against the at-fault driver, the severity of your injuries, and your accident-related expenses and losses, there is no way to know what your case might be worth.
Reach out to our team for a free case review, and we can go to work gathering evidence and putting a fair settlement value on your case.
There Are Many Factors That Play a Role in the Value of a Pittsburgh Car Accident Case
There are many factors that contribute to the value of your Pittsburgh car accident claim or detract from the possible payout. How these factors combine are unique to your car accident, which often results in a very different outcome even when two accidents have the same cause or victims suffer similar injuries.
Some of the factors we must consider when determining a fair settlement value and potential payout total for your case include:
- Your injuries, the cost required to treat them, and if you will likely require future care
- Whether you required ambulance or airlift transportation
- If you missed time at work or cannot return to work because of your injuries
- Your salary or average earned wages
- The value of your vehicle and whether it requires repair or replacement
- Your out-of-pocket expenses
- Your prognosis, ongoing care needs, and impact of the accident on you and your family
- If you contributed to causing the accident in any way
Having the Option to Pursue Non-Economic Damages Can Dramatically Increase the Value of Your Case
In some cases, Pittsburgh accident victims are able to pursue noneconomic damages as a part of their car accident claims. PA Code Title 75 (Section-1705) allows drivers to choose if they want to pay more for “full tort” insurance or opt for “limited tort.” You may be able to pursue noneconomic damages if:
- You opted for full tort auto insurance coverage
- You meet the state’s “serious injury” threshold by suffering a permanent injury or disfigurement
- You meet another exemption provided under the law
Our team will look into your case and determine if we can pursue noneconomic damages on your behalf. We will also calculate a fair settlement value of these damages, which can be difficult because they are not based on economic losses.
Let Berger and Green Explain the Possible Value of Your Car Accident Claim
At Berger and Green, our car accident attorneys can help you understand the possible settlement value of your recoverable damages. We know how to investigate your accident and document your economic and noneconomic losses. We know how the insurance companies work and the tactics they may use to try to reduce your claim. We will pursue a fair payout on your behalf, whether through an insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit.
For more than four decades, founding partner Laurence B. Green has fought to protect the rights of car accident victims and help them recover compensation when possible. We handle all types of motor vehicle accident cases in Pittsburgh and the surrounding boroughs.
Talk to a Pittsburgh Car Accident Lawyer
If you or a family member have suffered injuries in a car accident in Pittsburgh or the surrounding area, an attorney from Berger and Green will evaluate your case for free. We can explain your rights and take action on your behalf.
Call us today at (412) 661-1400 to get started.