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Wilson Kehoe Winingham is proud of the results we have achieved for our clients. The lawyers of WKW have decades of combined experience in personal injury law and have handled thousands of cases. By negotiating fair settlement amounts or advocating for victims in the courtroom, we have achieved life-changing results for our clients.

Our goal is to restore the lives of our injured clients, working toward a positive outcome for their personal injury cases. Again and again, we have heard from our clients that WKW is the legal team they recommend to their friends, family, and loved ones, which is the highest praise we can receive.

If you would like to see examples of bodily injury claim settlements or court verdicts, view a selection of our case results. Within these results, you will see successful case outcomes, different types of compensation, and average settlement amounts for a variety of personal injury lawsuits.

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Settlement vs. Trial

Bodily injury claims are either resolved outside of the courtroom or at trial. A settlement is an agreement between the victim and the negligent party or insurance company to pay compensation as negotiated. A trial, on the other hand, involves taking the claim to court.

Settlements are typically the quickest way to resolve personal injury lawsuits because when both parties agree to settle, they usually save time, effort, and money. Many personal injury cases end in a settlement agreement. Trials are expensive and taxing, and they often take much longer than settlement negotiations, but juries sometimes award more compensation to victims during a trial than the amounts offered during mediation.

When it comes to your personal injury lawsuit, deciding whether to pursue a settlement or go to trial is a difficult decision. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you decide the best avenue for your case.

Personal Injury Lawsuit Compensation

After a personal injury accident caused by the negligence of another party, victims have the right to pursue compensation for their injuries. Personal injury lawsuit compensation is divided into two categories: general damages and special damages.

General Damages

General damages, or non-economic damages, cover intangible, non-monetary losses without an exact dollar amount:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Physical disfigurement or impairment
  • Loss of quality or enjoyment of life
  • Loss of companionship

This category of compensation does not have a dollar amount and is more challenging to calculate than economic damages. For example, pain and suffering damages are difficult to quantify. It is in a victim’s best interest to hire an attorney for these calculations.

Special Damages

Special damages, or economic damages, are economic and quantifiable. These damages cover losses that have a measurable dollar amount, such as the following:

  • Medical expenses
  • Loss of wages
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Property damage

Calculating this type of compensation is more straightforward than general damages.

Average Settlement Amounts

There is no easy answer to requests for average settlement amounts. No set equation or payout for personal injury settlements exists.

Every lawsuit is different, and compensation amounts in settlement negotiations or trial verdicts are based on several different factors, such as the severity of the injury, type of medical treatment, long-term effects of the accident, property damage, and available insurance coverage.

Unfortunately, just because someone else won thousands of dollars in a bodily injury claim settlement doesn’t mean you will, too, but a history of successful case results may demonstrate that a law firm is experienced and qualified to take on a case like yours.

View Our Case Results

Below, you can view a selection of our personal injury case results. We have represented clients from all around Indiana in a variety of practice areas, including car accidents and medical malpractice lawsuits. Choose a category to view successful case outcomes of that type, and remember that all cases are unique, so these results are not necessarily representative of what to expect in your situation.

Additionally, if you or a loved one have been injured due to someone else’s negligence and are considering pursuing a personal injury lawsuit, the attorneys at WKW are ready to fight for the compensation you deserve. Whether we negotiate a settlement agreement or advocate on your behalf in the courtroom, we will be by your side every step of the way.

To get free feedback on your case and discover if you qualify for legal action, contact us today. Call 317.920.6400 or fill out an online contact form for a free, no-obligation case evaluation.

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