I’m getting ready to meet with an adjuster for Nationwide as a result of a recent accident in which I was involved. I was t-boned by a BMW Z-4 dealer car being driven by a sales guy on the way back to work one day. Totally his fault by all accounts.
As a result, I ended up needing left knee surgery, specifically an arthroscopy to remove minorly torn cartiliage and to repair of a severly inflamed bursa sac. Other than the specific medical bills (about 15k worth of expenses) and lost work / wages for the specific instances of being out of work, I was wondering from anyone else’s experience what to expect as a settlement amount?
I’ve heard 2 to 10 times the medical bills as a rough estimate. 2 times would be more than I can imagine getting, but I definitely don’t want to sell short on this. I still have lingering issues with that knee and have been told it *should* be fully healed by next January (1 year). It’s not going to ruin my life, but how do you value the unknown of this kind of thing?
I didn’t want to employ an attorney due to cost (I’d rather have 1/2 of their 1/3 as part of the settlement), and didn’t want to trust an off the cuff number from any yahoo esquire ; )
Any takers on their results from such a thing?