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I was rear ended by a truck, what kind of settlement should I get?

Submitted By: Sherri (Denver, Colorado)

I was stopped at a red light when I was rear ended by a truck. It was a commercial food truck. I have a whiplash injury due to the accident. What type of settlement should I expect?

Disclaimer: Our response is not formal legal advice and does not create an attorney-client relationship. It is generic legal information based on the very limited information provided. Do not rely upon the information in our response, or anywhere else on this site, when deciding the proper course of a legal matter. Always get a personalized case review from a local attorney.


Dear Sherri,

Personal injury settlements are based upon your medical expenses therefore it is difficult to give you a definitive answer. We can however, give you a general guide for what to expect.

Once you have completed your treatment, you will have medical bills from one or more providers.

Typically personally injury demands start at 4-5 times the medical expenses plus out of pocket expenses and wage loss. From here, the negotiations begin as it is rare that a demand will be accepted without at least one counter-offer.

The above is general information. Laws change frequently, and across jurisdictions. You should get a personalized case evaluation from a licensed attorney. Find a local attorney to give you a free case review here , or call (888) 647-2490.

Best of luck,

Published: January 15, 2011

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One thought on “I was rear ended by a truck, what kind of settlement should I get?

  1. I was turning into gas station and got rearended by truck not paying attention to waht he was doingbeen off work for 3&1/2 months and they are sending medical bills to my health ins because if ins pays it will be over limit so why not send bills to his ins. he was at fault and no money for lost wages why should i suffer when he was at fault my bills GO ON

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