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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2009 2:01 am   Post subject:   

I guess there is probaly a reason for it but its a shame for the person whom was hurt, especially if they were hurt bad like your husband. They are going to suffer the life long effects the same as the person in the larger area. How is their life or injuries worth less. Thats a shame.

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She has an injury that could not be fixed because she has heart issues and they did not think that surgery was an option. I may not fully understand it all, but she was irrate about the first offer, it was really low and then they came back with the bigger offer, much bigger offer. It just happened like two months ago.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2009 2:32 am   Post subject:   

Is that a fair settlement for her though? What type of injury does she have that keeps her from being operated on? If that is their highest offer maybe they are taking into consideration her past health conditions and the fact that it is what is keeping her from getting better and not the accident itself.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2009 1:36 pm   Post subject:   

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Lori, What does location have to due with a matter? This one really stumps me. Is it like car insurance and how rates are hugher in one area?
yep goodnatured explained it pretty good (and correctly)...all 'stuff' including injury settlements are worth differing amounts....a broken leg in the midwest will be valued differently than a broken leg in NY City....


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2009 3:10 pm   Post subject:   

It really sounds crazy but believable. When my dad lost his arm in a car accident where he was hit by a drunk driver he didn't get much...this was years ago but even he said they put a value on each part and injury. It just seems pretty morbid but I guess they have to find some way to weigh a claim.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 15, 2009 9:07 pm   Post subject: Pain and Suffering Amount  

I do not think there is an actual calculation they use to figure pain and suffering. I go to settlement mediation for my case (Florida required mediation). I slipped and fell at the grocery store 19 months ago. I am now the owner of 3 bulging disks in my lumbar spine, some are pressing on my sciatica nerve causing great pain. I also hurt my hand which compressed the ulna nerve and caused my hand to go numb. I have had 2 MRIs, 1 surgery on arm, 3 sessions of Phy Therapy, Deep needle PNT therapy on my back, 4 steroid shots in my back and 1 in my knee, numerous orthopaedic and Neurologist and pain management doctor visits (too darn many to count) and a WHOPPING medical bills total $83,000. I have lost $20,000 in wages and because I can only work part time, I also lost my medical and also paid vacation (4 weeks) and paid sick days (18 days). These benefits are only for full time employees. I can no longer drive myself because the pain meds and muscle relaxers make me drozey. I do not know what the figure will be for Pain and Suffering but I am more than sure they will not pay me what I think it is worth.


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PostPosted: Wed May 12, 2010 8:30 pm   Post subject: Got rearended  

Need some help with what I should be looking at as far as the settlement offer, hit my head and have headache, whiplash and shoulder pain from the seatbelt. His insurance has already reference the settlement. I have never been hurt in an accident before don't have a clue as to what to ask for.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 9:13 pm   Post subject: Same Problem  

I was ridding my motorcycle when another driver came from accross the street crossing double yellow line and hit me from side. The driver tryed running away but was stoped, i broke my right Radius bone had a lot of roadrash. Insurance payed for my med bills I had about $2,000, only for xrays, meds, cast, and lost wages of $2,250 for 6 months, i work part time. They bough my bike right away by Nada book value i didnt wanna keep it. Now when I should settle they offered me addition $6,600 for my pain and suffering. I hired an attorney because I feel that is way to low. I had road rash on both arms, my back, wit broken arm and 12 weeks of a cast. From June 4th until mid august. I'd like to get about $20,000 so I can pay for my last 2 years of college. How can I get that Money, any1 have any idea?


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 19, 2011 10:32 pm   Post subject:   

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How can I get that Money, any1 have any idea?
Well, I can say that it's unlikely that you will see that kind og money... especially after paying your attorney 33% of the settlement. How can you get it? You ask for it. That does not mean you _will_ get it. You have an attorney... you should be talking to that person.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 3:45 pm   Post subject:   

I went to therapy for 2 months, I had sift tissue damage and a bulging disk. The bill was for $4,075. I had $5,034 in lost wages. The other person was 100% at fault. What do u think is a reasonable settlement


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:48 pm   Post subject: auto accident  

I am still in the healing process but they already want to see my medical bills. My ER visit alone was 11k. Then you add multiple doctor visits and tests,a nneurological consult, plus my doctor said I will have physical therapy and an epidural block in my neck for herniated C5C6 discs. I expect it to be somewhere between 20k and 25k in medical bills by the time everything is said and done. I also have already missed 2 weeks of classes as a fulltime student and lost a job placement due to the injury. I am unable to lift 20lbs or more right now. I can't pick up my 3 year old and couldn't get down and play with her for her birthday. It's been hard. So what is an appropriate settlement number considering my scenerio without an attorney?


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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 4:52 pm   Post subject: I was rear ended  

I was recently rear ended by a young man who was talking on his cell phone. My injuries were not "severe", but I did see a chiropractor several times to correct injuries to my vertebrae and I missed 11 days of work. My salary equates to $621/wk (124.20/day x 11 days = 1366.20) and my medical bills totaled $860.00. The adjuster has offered me $1750 for a settlement and the insurance company paid to have my car repaired. They are requesting my response and I am not sure what to counter or if I should. Would appreciate your input.


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PostPosted: Wed May 18, 2011 6:45 am   Post subject:   

If you can document your lost wages and your "medical" expenses, you can petition for that total amount. Looks like $2226.20 to me. You can ask for a couple of hundred extra dollars for "pain and suffering" if you want. But don't settle for less than $2226.20!



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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 12:44 am   Post subject: Fair settlement offer  

Need help the adjuster asked me to counter a $500 offer I have nightmares of my car going over the freeway ramp falling over 100ft. Pain all over my body I have to walk with the help of a cane. I have shooting pain that comes from my spine and radiates. My car was a total loss what should I request for pain and suffering also this has made my fibromyalgia worst nothing is helping the pain.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 12:56 am   Post subject:   

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what should I request for pain and suffering


No one here can answer that question for you, or even begin to try. It is a question that only you can answer for yourself.



An attorney will be happy to tell you what it's worth, for 30% to 40% of whatever the insurance company ends up paying. If you believe that's a reasonable thing to do, find an attorney to work with you in this matter.


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