Average Los Angeles Car Accident Settlement Amounts

What's the average car accident settlement amount? This is a question that we get asked all the time because our clients want to know what they can expect and if filing a Calabasas car accident lawsuit is worth their time and energy. We get it and we are here to help maximize your settlement. 

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Let's start with hiring the best attorney for your legal needs following a serious or deadly car accident in Calabasas, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, Orange County or anywhere in California-- the process of hiring Walch Law is much simpler than you think. It takes ONE phone call so while most will put off this important conversation, you might actually lose money by delaying. How? Well we unfortunately hear from far too many Los Angeles car accident victims after the statute of limitations on their case has passed and barring an extreme exception to this time limitation, when the time period to file your car accident lawsuit has passed, there is nothing any lawyer can do for you. And for those that wait but are still within the time period, important evidence elements may not be as powerful when you wait too long and doing so also delays getting you paid. The sooner you contact us the stronger your case and the faster we can get you the money you deserve.

Your initial free consultation with us is not only designed to tell you if you have a case, how much it is worth and  answer your questions about how Los Angeles car accident lawsuits work but it is also our chance to tell you how to place yourself in the best position to maximize your recovery. For instance, if you have been injured in a car, truck or motorcycle accident and have not seen a doctor yet (we get it, doctors and lawyers are scary) you need to not only for your health but also for your case. Insurance companies will simply not believe you have been seriously injured if you don't at least make one trip to the doctor. And if you don't think you can afford a doctor, we can help with that too

Bottom line is this: it is unbelievably easy to hire us as your Los Angeles car accident lawyers, it costs you nothing upfront and the sooner you get in touch with us the stronger your case. Get in touch with us now

Average Los Angeles Car Accident Settlement Amounts

Before we get into this keep in mind that every case is unique so averages may not be indicative of your case and should not impact your decision to file a lawsuit. Again, if you were in a serious or deadly Calabasas car accident that was not completely your fault, you have a case worth pursuing. In the overwhelming majority of Los Angeles car accident cases, your settlement (aka how much money you take home) will be limited by the policy limits of the other driver and your own underinsured motorist coverage-- some are very high (in the millions for most Truck accidents) and some are as low as $15,000 (the state of California's minimum amount). Insurance companies fight hard to minimize your injuries and their drivers' role in an accident which is why it is always best to give us a call to handle your case rather than accept any offers on your own. 

Your settlement amount is directly linked to the extent of your injuries and the actions of the defendant. Here's a look at some common Calabasas car accident injuries and average payout amounts attached to them. One of your quickest sources of a large part of this answer is seeing your doctor and getting a thorough evaluation of your injuries immediately or shortly after your accident. This is imperative. Some common injuries and financial payouts associated with a Los Angeles car accident include:

  • Whiplash and Neck injuries: One of the most common car accident injuries, whiplash can be a temporary or permanent issue to deal with following an accident and requires medical attention, missed time at work and many doctors will also tell their patients not to drive for a few weeks if possible. All these things add up and courts will award an amount that reflects the impact the whiplash has had on you and will have on your life going forward. For lesser whiplash injuries, a range between $7,000-$20,000 is typical and for more serious life-long whiplash injuries that go beyond just soft tissue damage, $100,000 is not out of the question.
  • Spine injuries: Like the neck, your back will almost always be in some type of pain following a Los Angeles car accident because the nature of the impact is so jarring on your body. If you have a major spine injury but are not dealing with any type of paralysis, $50,000 and above is a common settlement amount.
  • Traumatic Brain Injury: TBI, is an all too common injury we help our clients with. If there is major brain damage then we are arguing about the life-changing impact this has on an individual and his or her family, worth multiple hundreds of thousands of dollars and sometimes in the millions. 
  • Paralysis: Have you or your loved one become handicapped after a serious Los Angeles car accident? Paralysis can be partial or complete and in these cases we are trying to exhaust the policy limits of the responsible driver and if the money is there, asking for upwards of $1 Million. 

Want to know what your case is worth? Set up your obligation-free consultation with Walch Law today. Located in beautiful Calabasas and serving all of California, we are the legal team you want fighting to maximize your recovery. We are available 24/7 and happy to connect however you want-- in person, at your house, over the phone or skype. We are here to help so do not delay this important decision any longer and let's work together to get you paid.

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When looking for a California wrongful death lawyer, you want a law firm that can get you the money you deserve. At Walch Law, we don't just meet our clients' expectations, we exceed them. We win over 95% of our cases and will work hard to get you the same great results we have gotten for so many of our happy clients. When it comes to handing a California wrongful death case, resolving your case as quickly as possible for as much money as possible is how we approach every case.

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Founding partner Gary Walch started this law firm to help people in your very situation. With over forty years of experience, you can feel confident that when you hire Walch Law Firm, you are benefiting from his years of experience. Robert Walch has been with the firm since 2000 and has a track record of success, as does the rest of the highly qualified staff at Walch Law. A family firm with the resources of a big law firm means you get the best of both worlds.

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For many individuals and families following a death it is not just an emotional time but a stressful financial time as well—hiring an attorney should help relieve this financial stress which is why you hire us on a contingency fee arrangement. Translation: you don't pay for any fees or costs associated with your case until you get paid. We have the financial resources of a large law firm but the accessible environment of a small firm meaning your case won't get lost in the shuffle.

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Winning over 95% of our cases means that you can feel very confident when you hire us to help with your case. Some of our recent victories include a $5,000,000+ settlement for a car accident, $1,250,000 settlement for a wrongful death pedestrian case and $2,500,000 for injuries related to a subway accident.

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There are small firms that might not be able to front the costs of your case and there are big law firms that will easily take your case but lack any type of personal touch (and you might have trouble hearing back from them when you want to) and then there's Walch Law Firm. We can handle any case and pride ourselves on our accessibility to clients. Father-son duo Gary & Robert Walch treat everyone like family and this personal touch is something that our clients as well as our employees constantly comment on and appreciate!

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