Car Accident Settlement Calculator

Get an estimate of what your car accident settlement amount could be.

Calculating the settlement value of a car accident claim is not a straightforward process, but it's possible to  arrive at a rough estimate of compensable damages by examining  the numbers  in your case.  Gather all your claim-related records together (including medical bills, vehicle damage estimates, and records of time missed at work) and plug your information  into this calculator. What you'll end up with is a very rough estimate of  the economic and non-economic damages  that might  be involved in  your case.

Keep in mind that there is no universal, foolproof  formula that can tell you what your car accident case is worth (learn more about various car accident settlement formulas). Settlement of any injury claim usually depends more on mastering the art of negotiation than on breaking down numbers. This calculator  is intended to provide  a rough starting estimate  of compensable damages in  a  car accident claim, and is not a  substitute for legal advice.    

NOTE: In the fields below, be sure to enter a "0" if a category of damages does not apply to your case. The calculator has trouble with blank fields.

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Economic vs. Non-Economic Damages  

After you enter your data and hit "Calculate," the two dollar figures you see  above the "Estimated Total Compensation" field represent the two main types of damages that are possible in  most car accident cases: economic and non-economic. Economic damages are fairly easy to calculate (and to prove through documentation), including things like medical expenses (past and future), lost income (past and future), and the cost of getting your car repaired. Non-economic damages are consequences of an injury that are harder to put a dollar figure on -- things like pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life pursuits, and the emotional impact of the accident and resulting injuries.      

Learn More About Settling a Car Accident Case  

Now that you've got a (very) general sense of what your  car accident claim might be worth, the next step is to understand the ins and outs of the settlement process, and what to expect in your  case --  whether you're settling your claim on your own or working with an experienced personal injury attorney. To get started, check out all the user-friendly articles in our  Car Accident Settlements  section.  

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