I also would like help with how much money to ask for in my auto accident case?
Thank you jmayer5025 for your reply. I already have an attorney and after a year of the insurance company denying my claims, this attorney got a reconstructionist company to look at my case, because in Colorado you have to prove the liablitiy of the other person, especially when the cops don't give out a ticket. This company wrote a complimentary letter stating 100% of the liablitiy was this girl's. So now the insurance compnay wants us to put together a settlement amount to present them with & not file the lawsuit right now. We have a great chance to settle very soon, but I know I need to have money for a future surgery and ongoing therapy and medications probably for the rest of my life. My spine doc said for me to use therapy and anything else to help me cope with pain until I can't ake anymore & then surgery. This is because I am only 36 & in good shape, the advise me to try & cope as long as possible as there are new alternatives delveloping. I don't want to be fused.
Asked By: kdo8446 - 10/13/2006
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Actually, your lawyer should be involved in this aspect of your case...he should be obtaining medical reports from ALL the doctors whom you have been seen by as well as those that will require ongoing rehab. An assessment of what medications and current cost of those, will be and then along with the loss of income... More
Answered By: dustiiart - 10/13/2006
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That's your attorney's job. Ask her to handle it.
Answered By: oldgruffgrump - 10/13/2006
A good attorney should have calculated all of your lose of earnings and pain and suffering from other cases. Why would you have to do his/her work?
Answered By: dynotrev - 10/13/2006
Find out how much a doctors appt is, physical therapy, medications, cost per month & add them up, times it by 12. That will give you what it cost per year for medical. then take that number and times it 5 or more (# of years you want to make sure you have $$$ for medical coverage). After you get that # add the cost... More
Answered By: Torrie - 10/13/2006
That is your attorney's job. Your attorney will ask for a huge amount knowing he/she can't get it and negotiate from there. Don't believe for a second that the first demand for settlement is what you will get.
Answered By: Chris - 10/13/2006
Of course YOUR lawyer's guy says the liability is on the other person...duh!
Answered By: CowboyBill - 10/13/2006
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