Boesen Law, LLC | Joseph J. Fraser III
Colorado pleadings do not allow a demand for a particular amount of money unless you're dealing with a contract or debt. You must prove your entitlement to any amount of economic losses like medical expenses and lost earnings, then present evidence to support non-economic damages for pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment, disfigurement and such. The law currently does cap that award around $366,000.
Answer Applies to: Colorado
Chalat Hatten Koupal & Banker PC | Linda Chalat
In any personal injury lawsuit, you are only entitled to seek money for the actual injuries which you have suffered. The injuries you suffered from the accident will determine the settlement value of your claims.
Answer Applies to: Colorado
Paul Whitfield and Associates P.A. | Paul L. Whitfield
You can sue for a million dollars if your injuries justify it, but you can only say "in excess of $10000" in your pleadings why don't you see a PI lawyer if you have a serious case. Don't try to dramatize it, just give the lawyer the facts. He will know what to tell you.
Answer Applies to: North Carolina
Ty Wilson Law | Ty Wilson
The amount to determine should be based upon your past lost wages, past medical bills, past pain and suffering. If you are still treating and will be for some time you will need to also add in your number the amount of future lost wages you will lose, any future medical bills and future pain and suffering. Your question is often answered by the policy limits and assets of the driver that hit you. Some other factors to consider is where you were hit. If you were in the cross walk crossing the street properly when the other driver hit you the claim has more value than if you were randomly crossing the street. Too many factors, you should speak with a personal injury attorney to make sure you understand what you are attempting to do. Good luck.
Answer Applies to: Georgia
Gregory M Janks, PC | Gregory M Janks
Generally there is no maximum amount in motor vehicle crash cases in Michigan. You will be entitled to claim all damages allowable under the law and that you prove if you also prove liability and proximate cause. As a practical matter your collection may be effectively limited by the applicable policy limits of the defendant(s).
Answer Applies to: Michigan
Trendowski & Allen, PC | Gregory Allen
There is no statutory cap to your claim for personal injuries for this type of accident in Connecticut. The value of your claim is very factually specific. It will depend on the nature and type of your injuries (which I hope are not severe) and the treatment you needed. The impact those injuries had on your life and how long you suffered from the injuries as well as their effect also has an impact on the value. Many factors go into the valuation, some increase the number and some decrease the number. How the accident occurred could also impact the value. For me to give my clients a good estimate of the value of their cases I typically need to talk to them in detail for an extended period of time. This usually takes place over the course of several meetings while they are recovering from their injuries. I also will need to review their medical records and the police report and any other investigative materials available about how the accident occurred.
Answer Applies to: Connecticut
Law Offices of George H. Shers | George H. Shers
There is no limit on how much you can sue for. ?In California, if it is greater than $25,000, you are not supposed to put down a figure. Based upon your question, it is clear that you do not understand how the legal system works. You should see some plaintiff tort attorneys to see what they can do for you; normally they take a percentage of what you recover.
Answer Applies to: California