Thursday, August 21, 2014

Is there a minimum personal injury settlement amount?


No. There really isn't a "set" minimum as far as a personal injury settlement amount goes. There are many times an at-fault driver will admit negligence in causing a collision, but dispute causation - meaning they challenge the extent of the injury claim.

In what are categorized as low property damage claims, the adverse insurance carrier will often dispute that the injured party should have sustained any injury.

If there is a mechanism of injury (usually a medical or bio-mechanical determination), then a reasonable amount of treatment (which can vary on a case-by-case basis) and the reasonable cost of that care might well serve as the minimal amount of a personal injury settlement/recovery.