You or someone you know may have been recently injured in an auto accident. You see the ads on television asking you to call a 1-800 number about representation, you see the billboards saying that the attorneys have received millions of dollars in settlements for their clients. Your expectations are that your case is worth six figures.
Not so fast. Those expectations need to be tempered and managed. A majority of auto accidents involve soft tissue injuries. While the effects can be long term, it is not reasonable to assume that you will get paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in a fender bender.
Consult an attorney, but do not be mislead by the promise of a large settlement simply because what has been achieved in unrelated cases with a different set of facts and circumstances.