There are really no minimums when it comes to how much you can sue for a personal injury. In fact, personal injury claims result in some of the highest monetary awards of any type of civil court case.
The thing to remember is to always hire a personal injury attorney to represent you. Don’t go to small claims court. Small claims court is usually limited to awarding you out-of-pocket costs. You can receive much more in a regular court with a lawyer at your side.
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What Types of Expenses Can You Sue for with a Personal Injury Case?
The types of expenses you can sue for all depend on the type and extent of your injury. However, some of the most common expenses personal injury victims ask for when suing the guilty party include:
- Medical bills
- Hospital bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
- Punitive damages
- Emotional distress damages
Your lawyer will advise you on what the best choices are for you, as well as how much to as for regarding each one.
Most of the time, an offer for settlement will be made to the guilty party. They may accept or may make a counter offer.
It is only when all mediation has failed to reach a settlement both sides can agree on that a personal injury case would go to court, before a judge who will make the monetary decision.
Is Mediation or a Judge Best?
Usually, mediation is best when it comes to personal injury cases. Judges and juries usually will not award as much as you could get with mediation. Of course, this is not always true.
There are exceptions to everything, and your personal injury attorney will advise you on the best way to go. Some people have received huge monetary awards from judges and juries.
If you have any questions on your personal injury case, contact us today. We are waiting to assist you in getting the best possible monetary outcome in your personal case.