The United States Postal Service (USPS) delivers mail to customers across the country and in U.S. territories. It has hundreds of thousands of employees working with tens of thousands of vehicles on the roads. Your chances of being in an accident that was caused by USPS is realistic. If you have been injured in an accident with USPS, you can recover compensation for your losses through a personal injury claim. The amount of your settlement can vary significantly and is dependent on several factors. You can claim several damages in your personal injury claim against USPS.
Determining My Settlement Amount
No two settlements are the same. The extent of your injuries, how long your life will be impacted, the severity of the crash, and the cause of the crash all play a role in the value of your personal injury settlement. Your accident injury attorney will know how to proceed with your claim and will consider all your economic and non-economic losses, so a fair settlement amount can be calculated for your losses.
As an example, your pain and suffering must be calculated. All your medical expenses, plus any expected future medical expenses, are going to be added up. Documentation to support those losses will be gathered as supporting evidence. After that figure is determined, that total will be multiplied by a multiplier than ranges from 1 to 7. Your personal injury attorney will determine the multiplier based on the severity of your injury. For example, whiplash may use 1 or 2 as a multiplier while a broken back might result in 5 or 6 being used as the multiplier.
Reaching a Settlement
Your personal injury attorney is experienced in negotiating with insurance companies. Your lawyer will negotiate with the USPS insurance company in an effort to reach a fair settlement for your injuries and damages. Reaching a settlement out of court will save time and money for all parties. Usually, if you have hard evidence that shows the liability falls on USPS and that you have suffered various damages, then USPS and their insurer will work to reach a fair settlement without the case turning into a full-fledged lawsuit.
Consult with a Personal Injury Attorney
If an accident with USPS has left you with economic and non-economic losses, you should consult with a personal injury attorney. A personal injury lawyer will help you file your personal injury claim against USPS. Personal injury attorneys work on a contingency basis, which means your attorney will not be paid until you are compensated for your losses from USPS. When you get a judgment or settlement from USPS, your personal injury lawyer will get a pre-determined percentage of the settlement to cover their fees. Complete the Free Case Evaluation Form to have your case details reviewed by an accident injury lawyer in your area today!
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The content of this article serves only to provide information and should not be construed as legal advice. If you file a claim against USPS or any other party, you may not be entitled to any compensation.