These are questions that a lot of people who have been involved in a car accident or have a personal injury case want to know. No two personal injury cases or car accidents for that matter are the same. Various factors will increase and decrease the value of a particular case (i.e., the hospital bills, amount of lost wages, permanent impairment, potential comparative fault, etc..); therefore, one must be very cautious when comparing cases to one another or figuring out an average.
If you have a personal injury case, speak with an attorney to get case specific legal advice about your particular case. At that time, you and your attorney can decide how best to proceed on your case.