Memphis, TN asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Mississippi

Q: I was in a car accident. How much pain and suffering money should I ask for?

I was not extremely hurt. A few bruises, and a hospital check up. My car was fully totaled. I had a passenger, she was hurt a bit more, but not a significant amount.

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A Mississippi attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. I hope you and your passenger are okay. No attorney can really answer your question based on these limited facts. Your car was totaled. That evidences the possibility of serious impact, or that you were operating an older vehicle where the adjuster determined that repair costs would exceed the threshold percentage of the value of the car. But there are still other questions, such as liability (how fault is split between you and the other driver). One option is to reach to Mississippi attorneys to try to arrange a free initial consult - but most attorneys will still be reluctant to speculate on figures. As a sidenote, you can anticipate a claim from your passenger, depending on your relationship with them and the extent of their injuries. Have you placed your insurance carrier on notice of the accident and the possibility of a claim from your passenger? Good luck

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