Q: Is there a minimum personal injury settlement amount for a car accident in Maryland?

In short, no there is no. The amount of a recovery or settlement in any personal injury case, whether in Maryland or elsewhere, depends on a variety of complicated factors and moving parts:
Typically, the most outcome determinative factors will involve one or more of the following:

  •     - the nature and extent of the injury
  •     - the amount of medical bills incurred by the victim
  •     - whether loss of life was involved
  •     - the nature and extent of the damage to the vehicles involved
  •     - whether there are any of the following types of damages:
  •     - Have there been a loss of services, protection care and assistance
  •     - Has there been a loss of past income?
  •     - will there be a loss of future income

Other Factors:

  •         - Sorrow and mental illness
  •         - Pain and suffering
  •         - Funeral or burial expenses
  •         - Loss of Earning Capacity or ability to work
  •         - Loss of a job
  •         - Loss of reputation within the community
  •         - the amount of economic damages (such as lost wages and medical bills)
  •         - whether the injury sustained is transient or permanent in nature
  •         - the egregiousness of actions of the person who committed the harm
  •         - whether the wrongdoer has taken responsibility for causing the harm


Please note that the above list of factors is not exhaustive. They are merely a sample of the factors need to be considered when evaluating the value of any personal injury claim, wrongful death claim, car accident claim, or medical malpractice claim.

We understand that every case is unique and will work closely with you and your family to ensure that you are given personal attention and that the details of your particular case are attended to.


Justin P. Katz
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Justin Katz is a personal injury lawyer who represents injury victims in Maryland, Virginia and Washington DC
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