If you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident, you likely have a lot on your mind. Between recovering from injuries, handling the emotional toll a scary event like a car accident takes, dealing with vehicle and property damage, navigating mounting bills, and considering how this event may impact your ability to work, you’ve already got your hands full. You might be wondering if it’s even worth the added stress of pursuing a personal injury lawsuit and how much money you’d even get if you won. The good news is that car accident settlements in Arizona can be generous and if your case is argued well, it should cover what you’ve lost. Additionally, data shows that working with an experienced personal injury attorney is statistically proven to help you settle your case for more money than you would without one. 

Car accident at night on a busy road

Under Average Circumstances, You Can Generally Expect a Settlement Between $10,000 and $30,000

Even attorneys struggle to estimate the amount a client can be awarded in any given case because there are so many factors involved. While the range tends to be between $10,000 to $30,000, cases have been settled for over $1,000,000 under certain circumstances. The settlement amount you could expect in your case depends on a number of factors, but mainly what you’ve lost. Grave injuries and loss of ability to work lead to much higher settlements than a fender bender would.

Black car after an accident

Factors that affect settlement amount include:

  • Physical and emotional injury
  • Severity of the injuries
  • Whether the injuries are permanent
  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of ability to workt
  • Who was at fault
  • Insurance policy
  • Level of vehicular and property damage

Settlements Tend to Be Higher with an Skilled Personal Injury Attorney by Your Side, According to Studies

If you’re wondering whether or not to have an attorney help you pursue your claim, you can rest easy knowing that a comprehensive study conducted by the Insurance Research Council (IRC) found that the services of a personal injury attorney can greatly increase your settlement. In short, a personal injury lawyer’s service can pay for itself in terms of settlement results.

In their study on insurance claim payments, the IRC found that in 85% of cases that settled, the victim was represented by a personal injury attorney. And for the 85% of people that hired an attorney, their settlements were found to be three and a half times higher than the people who did not hire an attorney. The results are clear and show that having a personal injury lawyer makes it more likely that you’d receive a settlement and that the settlement you receive would likely be much higher than without their help.

Experienced Car Accident Attorneys in Yuma

Practicing since 1983, the lawyers at Territorial Law proudly serve the people of Yuma, San Luiz, Somerton, and beyond, across the great state of Arizona. Lead by a team with over 60 years of experience advocating for clients like you, our award-winning lawyers know the ins and outs of the personal injury case process and are ready to help maximize your settlement. We will fight zealously and tenaciously to make sure your award fully reflects your losses. We have recovered over $26 million and counting in our personal injury practice. Contact us today! Your first consultation is always free and confidential.