How Much Can Somebody Sue For a Car Accident? If you’ve been injured in a car accident, you may be wondering how much money you can get out of it. The answer to this question depends on a large number of factors, and to make matters more complicated the court system is very political and the judges are biased. When looking at your case, the court will consider many factors: how badly were you hurt? How clearly can you demonstrate that the other party was responsible? How often do they commute? How long is their daily commute? What kind of insurance do they have? Do they have assets that will allow them to pay beyond what their insurance covers?
The amount of compensation that an injured party will receive—both compensatory damages for medical bills and pain and suffering, as well as punitive damages for reckless or malicious behavior—will depend on a number of factors. After considering all these factors, if another driver caused your injuries, then it could be worth between $15,000-$30,000 in damages. Most people’s cases fall into this range; however, there are exceptions on both sides.
The court will determine your award based on several factors
Your award will be determined by the extent of your injuries, your lost wages, medical bills and pain and suffering (your emotional distress). The court will also take into account the extent of your property damage.
The court will determine compensation for an injury-related lawsuit on a case-by-case basis. Compensation can include:
- Compensation for economic losses (lost wages)
- Compensation for noneconomic losses (pain and suffering)
The court may also award punitive damages
Punitive damages are awarded when the defendant’s actions are so egregious that they deserve punishment. Punitive damages are awarded in addition to compensatory damages, and they’re meant to punish the defendant. They can be granted if a defendant’s actions were reckless or intentional, but they’re not always awarded: some states don’t allow punitive damage awards at all, while others require that there be “clear and convincing” evidence of gross misconduct before punitive damages will be granted.
The amount you can sue for will depend heavily on the amount of insurance coverage you have
The amount you can sue for will depend heavily on the amount of insurance coverage you have. If you are fully covered, then the only thing to consider is whether or not your car is a total loss. The good news for those with full coverage is that lawsuits often result in settlements where attorneys don’t take a cut from the final amount awarded to their clients (unless they get paid hourly). This means if someone has enough insurance to cover the cost of their car and all injuries sustained during an accident, they could potentially get more money back than what they paid in premiums over time.
However, this isn’t always true when it comes to no-fault policies like PIP (personal injury protection) which provide benefits regardless if drivers were at fault or not; meaning patients’ medical bills may be covered but not necessarily lost wages or property damage costs associated with an accident as well as any additional expenses associated with treating injuries caused by being hit by another vehicle while driving yourself home after leaving work early due to feeling sick earlier than usual that day after eating something bad before heading off duty .
The amount that you’ll sue for depends on a large number of factors, but generally will be between $15,000 and $30,000
The amount that you’ll sue for depends on a large number of factors, but generally will be between $15,000 and $30,000. This can seem like a lot of money when you’re just injured in an accident—but it’s not as much as you might think!
In most cases, the court will determine your award based on several factors:
- How serious was your injury? If you broke your leg or suffered other debilitating injuries that require prolonged medical treatment and rehabilitation, then the judge will consider this when calculating how much to award.
- How bad was the other driver’s fault? If it’s determined that they were speeding at the time of impact or otherwise driving carelessly, then their behavior plays into whether or not they should receive compensation for injuring another person. * In addition to these two categories—your own injuries and how badly you were hurt by them (and whether or not someone else caused those injuries), there’s also something called punitive damages which could be awarded if there is clear evidence proving intentional wrongdoing on behalf of another person during an accident.
In the end, how much somebody can sue for depends on a lot of factors, such as the type of accident and injuries sustained. In order to determine a ballpark figure for your particular situation, it’s best to consult with an attorney if you’ve been in an accident and are considering suing.