Car Accident Settlement Calculator
Use this car accident settlement calculator to get a general sense of your total losses, and discuss your case with a legal professional to ensure you pursue compensation for the full value of your car accident damages.
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Because so many aspects of a car accident case and its value vary by state, it’s best to consult with a local lawyer about your right to pursue compensation after a crash. Knowing which damages you can recover is only the beginning of a car accident claim. It may be in your best interests to discuss with a car accident attorney what you can recover in your situation and how you can maximize the compensation that may be owed to you. CarAccident.Law can connect you with a lawyer for all the legal insight you need after a collision.
What Are We Calculating?
“Damages” represent the financial and personal costs of a car accident and can vary greatly from case to case, often depending on the severity of the crash. For example, a motor vehicle accident can leave a person injured, unable to work, and without a car. In any case, damages are generally separated into two categories: economic (special) damages and non-economic (general) damages.
Special, or economic, damages are those with a clear monetary value, such as medical bills, lost wages, and property damage. These losses are easy to calculate with the right documentation (i.e., medical bills, employment records, vehicle damage valuations).
Economic damages can be recovered in civil lawsuits and insurance claims alike. This means you can pursue any special damages which are not covered by your own no-fault auto insurance policy in a car accident lawsuit against the at-fault driver.
General, or non-economic, damages are harder to calculate and do not have a definitive dollar value. Such losses include pain and suffering and emotional trauma, as well as diminished earning capacity and estimated future damages in cases of severe injury.
Pain and suffering are considered one damage and represent the physical pain brought on by car accident injuries. The more severe an injury is, the more compensation you may be able to recover for it. On the other hand, emotional trauma is the psychological toll an accident can have on someone, such as anxiety, depression, and PTSD.
Diminished earning capacity represents the estimated income a severely injured and/or permanently disabled person is expected to lose out on due to their inability to return to their previously held job. Future damages represent the estimated costs of medical and rehabilitative care someone will likely need in the future for their severe and/or debilitating injuries.
Non-economic damages are generally not recoverable in insurance claims and can only be pursued in a car accident civil lawsuit. These damages are especially difficult to calculate, as their value is subjective in nature. It is advisable to work with qualified legal counsel to calculate the true value of your general damages after a car accident.
Let CarAccident.Law Help Uncover the True Value of Your Car Accident Case
This car accident settlement calculator will only give you a general understanding of the value of your car accident claim. Let the professionals at CarAccident.Law review the facts of your case and determine the total value of your losses. Once we know what your case is worth, we can help you determine next steps for recovering the compensation you may be owed.