Wilmington Car Accident Lawyers
If you have been injured in a car accident, we protect your legal right to compensation
In 2016, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), 119 Delaware drivers were involved in fatal crashes. This number only reflects those crashes that resulted in loss of life. Many more Delaware drivers were involved in car crashes resulting in injuries. The Wilmington car accident lawyers at McCann Dillon Jaffe & Lamb, LLC understand the emotional turmoil and stress you go through after being injured in a car accident. Our car accident attorneys give you the personal attention and skilled representation you need to get through the often complicated legal process that occurs after a car accident.
What is the average settlement amount for a car accident?
Basically, the amount your case is worth all comes down to damages. Damages are awarded to the injured party by the at fault party or their insurance company and include:
- Emotional distress
- Loss of earning capacity
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of income
- Medical bills
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
There are so many different factors that come into play when pursuing a claim for injuries sustained in a car accident. This makes it difficult to state what the average settlement amount would be. One factor that may make a difference in how much you are able to recover is what type of car accident you were in. This could include:
- Head on collision
- Highway accident
- Side impact
- Speeding accident
- Rear end
If the other driver was acting in a more dangerously negligent way, such as drunk driving, distracted driving, using their cell phone, or texting while driving, or you sustained a large amount of property damage, the insurance company may be more likely to take your claim seriously and make a higher settlement offer. The insurance company knows that if your claim went to trial under these facts, a judge or jury is more likely to sympathize with you and want to punish the other driver which would result in a larger monetary recovery for you.
Another factor to consider when evaluating your potential for compensation includes what type of injuries you sustained and the level of treatment you received for your injuries. The most common types of injuries sustained in car accidents are:
What kind of injuries you sustained will affect how much compensation you receive for both current and future medical treatment. Damage award calculations involve complex legal issues and a wide variety of factors. Contact one of experienced Wilmington car accident attorneys as soon as possible to discuss your potential right to compensation.
Wilmington Car Accident Lawyers at McCann Dillon Jaffe & Lamb, LLC Stand up for Victims of Car Accidents
Insurance companies commonly use the many factors that go into settlement calculations to create confusion and undervalue your case. Don’t let them take advantage of you. The skilled Wilmington car accident lawyers at McCann Dillon Jaffe & Lamb, LLC know how to handle the big insurance companies and don’t let them undersell your claim. Contact us online or call 302-888-1221 or 215-569-8488 for a free initial consultation. We represent injured victims and families throughout the state of Delaware as well as those in Pennsylvania and New Jersey.