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Old 09-26-2008, 04:56 PM
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I have been involved in an accident that took place a couple of months ago. I have been recieving medical attention and recieving treatment for an extrude L-4 / L-5 disck that was damaged during the accident. The responsible parties' insurance has already accepted responsibility for the accident. I am in the process of having surgical treatment performed and I will have to go into physical therapy after that. I am trying to determine the average amount that an injury of this proportion would be awarded when it comes to the pain and suffering aspects of the settlement. I am not trying to gouge the insurance co. as much as I am trying to keep a level and fair playing field without having to give up over half of my settlement to a lawyer. Has anyone ever been in an accident of this type? This accident was a "rear-end" type accident. I was in a little economy vehicle that was nearly totaled out. The vehicle would have been a complete loss if it was not for the fact that it is a year old. I am wanting to pool information and establish an average pay out of other settlements to determine some kind of "base-line". Can any person go to the local county court house and pull cases to see what the outcome was for those cases? Oh, I forgot to mention that I would be willing to allow an attorney negotiate the settlement amount for me; however, I have already handled processing the paper work, repairs to my vehicle, and really only need someone to get the final dollar amount when right when it is time to settle. I would allow an attorney to step in and negotiate for me for a very reduced price / or percentage since 90% of the work has already been handled by me.

Thanks for your help,
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Old 09-27-2008, 01:22 PM
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i can't believe that you have not had 10 attorneys send you something via the mail

my son was in accident and thankfully not injured but we got mail from attorneys trying to settle the case for weeks after the accident report was filed...
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Old 10-06-2008, 10:24 AM
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I know, I have not had anyone bother me concerning this issue. I really do have need of a Laywer's services. I handled my own medical billing through my health care provider, I handled the repairs of my vehicle, I handled the getting the resposible party's insurance to acccept responsibility, I performed everything that the Lawyers would normally do. The only thing that I need is to get an idea of what this accident pays out for compensation purposes so i do not sell myself short of what I may be entitled to.
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