Medical Bills Compensation: I was riding my bicycle in Fairfax, when a car hit me. Someone told me that the insurance company should pay me two to three times the total of my medical bills. Is that true?

When I started practicing law nearly 30 years ago, it did appear that the insurance companies were using some type of formula to calculate the amount for settlements, but that is no longer how it works.  Each case is unique and its value will be based on the details involved.

If you want to get an estimate of the value of your case, to ensure that the insurance company fairly compensates you for your Fairfax bicycle accident, you may want to talk with a board certified Virginia personal injury attorney.  Most lawyers offer free consultations, so it shouldn’t cost you anything to just talk with someone.

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Ben Glass
Ben Glass is a nationally recognized Virginia injury, medical malpractice, and long-term disability attorney