How Much is My Car Accident Settlement Worth?

posted by Cory Gourley on Friday, March 17, 2017

How Much is my Car Accident Settlement Worth? | GRL Law Firm

A car accident claim is going to be worth somewhere between zero dollars and tens of millions. Obviously, it's very, very situation dependent.

There is no statute in Iowa that says that if you are hit by a semi you're entitled to a million dollars or even alternatively, that if you suffer some type of injury such as a broken leg you're entitled to $500,000.00. However, the law in Iowa does afford you a number of different claims that are available to you if you are injured as the result of the negligence of another. The factors that are most important are things like the severity of the injury, the extent of the treatment that's required, the level of the treatment so if you're having multiple surgeries as opposed to a few physical therapy appointments those make the claim more valuable. The period of recovery, whether or not the injuries are permanent, the effect upon you, and your daily life, the effect on your family, and the medical bills.


The most important thing that initially is making sure you have an expert who can identify all those claims because if they are not brought, you will not be compensated.

  1. car accidents
  2. wrongful death & traumatic injury

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In the last 6 years alone, Mr. Gourley has obtained verdicts from Iowa juries totaling over 132 million dollars, and those are just the cases that went to trial.  Including settlements, he has recovered tens of millions more fo ... read more