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What are the categories of damages I can recover for as part of a settlement for injuries from someone else's negligence?

Lost income and earning power, past and future, and even if your time off was covered by PTO or sick leave; the full charges for all medical care received and not just what insurance paid; pain; mental anguish; inconvenience; permanent disability; a spouse or parent's loss of consortium. If death has resulted, the damages are calculated differently.

The adjuster is offering me a settlement for my injures from an auto collision. Is it fair?

Perhaps, but probably not, unfortunately. The adjuster has financial incentives to minimize your recovery. If this were not the case, why are initial settlement offers low? There are many ways the adjuster tries to do this. One common method is to minimize your medical bills by counting only what health insurance has paid on a reduced fee schedule and not the full charge for the bill, which the law requires. Also, be very wary of adjusters offering to settle a case early, before you have finished recovering, especially in the case of a spine or head injury.

My Own Auto Insurance Paid Some Medical Bills and Now They Are Asking For Their Money Back Out of My Settlement With the at Fault Driver's Insurance Company. Can They Do That?

Maybe. This is often referred to as subrogation. Regardless, there are almost always steps that can be taken to reduce and often convince your own insurance carrier to reduce or waive their subrogation interest. We have saved our clients hundreds of thousands of dollars that would otherwise be taken out of their settlement by negotiating down medical payments subrogation.

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