• wp-content/uploads/2023/04/settlement-4-you-scaled.jpg

    Is There A Minimum Personal Injury Settlement Amount?

    $150 Million + Won!

Is There A Minimum Personal Injury Settlement Amount?
If we don’t win, you don’t pay.
No Win No Fee Promise from reputable nationwide USA accident attorney specializing in severe burn injuries to skin
Speak to the Attorney.
ON CALL 24/7
On Call 24/7 to answer questions and strike back to get you urgent medical and legal aid when you need it
Born to serve.
U.S. Marine
Inactive U.S. Marine Lawyer - As an aside, we practice law statewide and in Texas.

Is there a minimum personal injury settlement amount? No, there is no minimum amount that a person may receive when they have been personally injured.

Attorney Michael Ehline explains everything you need to know in this helpful video.

Video Transcript


is there a minimum personal injury
settlement amount whether or not there
is a minimal personal injury settlement
amount depends on many factors is a
general rule no there is no minimal
amount one can settle a case for it made
be determined in the course of
litigation and investigation that the
person who you’re seeking recovery for
had no liability to begin with in that
case you may want to consider doing a
global settlement 40 the person you’re
suing agrees not to come after you for
malicious prosecution or abuse of
process and in exchange you agree to
release that person but as a general
rule if that person is at fault it could
be anywhere from zero dollars to
millions or billions of dollars
depending on what the evidence shows and
what the insurance coverage is or assets
of the defendant have available to pay
the award or settlement. [Music]”

Exceptions may apply depending on your unique case. So you can always reach out to a serious injury law firm to understand your rights. You might qualify for compensation if you suffered injuries in an accident that was not your fault. Contact Ehline Law and our personal injury attorneys to help maximize the value of your case.

Is There a Minimum Amount for a Personal Injury Settlement?

As noted above, regarding a settlement amount for a personal injury case, there is no minimum personal injury settlement amount. Every case is unique, having different facts.

Some personal injury cases may not offer settlements, while others may provide multi-million dollar settlements or successful verdicts.

How Much Compensation Is Typical in Personal Injury Cases?

Compensation is generally based on the facts of each case, making each personal injury case unique.

Settlement for a broken hand may vary compared to a payout for a brain injury resulting from a car accident. Nolo said more than half received settlements between $3,000 and $25,000. About 26% received more than $25,000, bringing the average personal injury settlement to $52,900.

What Affects the Outcome of Personal Injury Claims?

Some critical factors that affect personal injury settlements include the following.

The Severity of the Injuries

Insurance companies determine payouts by assessing medical bills and other economic damages arising from the treatment of the injuries. Severe injuries often result in more expenses and greater non-economic damages, including pain and suffering damages, leading to more significant payouts.

Defendant’s Insurance Policy

Insurance companies do not pay over the policy limits, so your settlement amount may depend on the defendant’s policy limits.

Legal Representation

Although insurance companies do not pay over the policy limits, an experienced personal injury attorney can help explore other options, such as health insurance, to maximize your settlement.

An insurance company will try to settle as low as possible, but an experienced attorney can negotiate a good personal injury settlement.

The Advantage of Legal Representation

Injured victims without legal representation have a lower chance of compensation than those who hire a personal injury lawyer.

Attorneys Have Experience Negotiating Settlement Offers

Legal representation also affects how much personal injury cases pay. According to a survey conducted by Nolo, Injured victims with legal representation average about $77,600 in compensation, while those without one receive, on average, $17,600.

Even after taking out attorney’s fees from the settlement or court award, victims receive a three times higher settlement amount than those who remain unrepresented.

Attorneys Know the Claims Process and How to Build a Strong Case

Most personal injury lawyers know how to build a solid injury claim by gathering evidence, assessing medical expenses, lost wages, and other damages, and negotiating with the insurance adjuster for a fair settlement.

Trial Attorneys Have Experience in the Court System

In a personal injury lawsuit, where there is no mutual agreement on the settlement, an experienced trial attorney can take the case to trial. It could result in a higher award (the court may award punitive damages) unless the insurer is willing to resume settlement negotiations.

Schedule a Free Consultation with Ehline Law

If you suffered injuries in an accident that was not your fault, contact us at (833) LETS-SUE for a free consultation on your personal injury claim. We have the legal team to help build a solid case, gather evidence, and deal with the insurer to get you fair compensation.

More Video FAQs

Go here for more Verdicts and Settlements

  • Lanham v. Doe Texas Based Oil Company
    Confidential Settlement / Contra Costa County. Illegal U Turn collision with truck cutting off plaintiff motorcycle rider, causing serious spine, brain and other injuries including a coma.
  • Doe v. Doe
    Confidential Settlement / Motorcycle Accident With Severe Spinal Cord Injuries / Required Surgery
  • Doe v. Doe
    Confidential Resolution. Cruise Ship Passenger Assault.
  • Widow v. Insurance Company
    Truck Accident Wrongful Death Crash / Insurance Bad Faith Matter
  • Altamirano v. Harrison
    Motor Vehicle: Motorcycle.
  • Gilbert v. Quinones
    Car Accident, Motor Vehicle Accident, Personal Injury. (Read more here).
  • Ducket v. Ridgecrest Regional Hospital
    Wrongful Death During a Routine Appendectomy
  • Hier v. State of United States (Caltrans)
    Helped a Family Whose Grandmother Died When Her Car Fell Down a Cliff With Improper Safety Barriers
  • Cosham v. City and County of Los Angeles
    Helped a Family Whose Grandmother Died When Her Car Fell Down a Cliff With Improper Safety Barriers
  • Doe v. Doe
    Confidential Settlement / Cruise Ship Sexual Assault Case Involving a Minor
  • Clare v. Estate of Clare
    Auto Defect / Wrongful Death Case Involving Complex Issues
  • Doe v. Automaker
    Seat-belt Failure Death Case
  • Rodriguez et al. v. Osterkamp Farms
    Disputed Liability Where a Sugar Beet Harvesting Machine Killed a Trucker
  • Distler v. Redondo Beach Unified School District
    Cabinet Maker Earning $15,000 a Year Killed by RBUSD Employee
  • Stein v. City of Los Angeles
    Vehicle Passenger Claim Against City of Los Angeles with severe spinal cord Injuries / Required Spinal Fusion Surgery
  • Nursing Home Abuse
    Nursing Home Abuse Claim / Elder Law
  • Silva v. LAMTA
    Pedestrian Hit by MTA Train
  • Hemsley v. Davis, et al.
    Tour Bus Accident
  • Doe v. Doe
    Serious Passenger Car Accident
  • VeggieConnection.com v. Justin Samuel
    Internet Domain Dispute
  • Stuart v. Torrance Unified School District
    Affirmed in Favor of Respondent Leslie Stuart (Representing)

Michael Ehline

Michael Ehline is an inactive U.S. Marine and world-famous legal historian. Michael helped draft the Cruise Ship Safety Act and has won some of U.S. history’s largest motorcycle accident settlements. Together with his legal team, Michael and the Ehline Law Firm collect damages on behalf of clients. We pride ourselves on being available to answer your most pressing and difficult questions 24/7. We are proud sponsors of the Paul Ehline Memorial Motorcycle Ride and a Service Disabled Veteran Operated Business. (SDVOB.) We are ready to fight.


Personal Injury News

Ehline Law Firm Personal Injury Attorneys, APLC