You should not have a desired amount of money set in your mind that you’re going to receive, since every case is unique the amount that is paid out will always vary.
Considering you and the other party involved can reach a settlement, your attorney and yourself will be delegated with the task of negotiating a price that suits both parties, which will lead to a final aggreement. In the event that your case makes it to court, the jury that is selected will be in charge of awarding damages.
There are many factors to consider that will determine how the damages are awarded. Things like pre-existing conditions before the accident took place, and if the victim obtained any conditions as a result of the accident can have huge impacts. Your age, medical history, and several other aspects will be investigated and play a part in how much is awarded. Contacting a witness who could attest to the conditions of the accident could be crucial, if there was a witness present.
Your attorney should be able to give you a rough estimate on how much you can anticipate to receive, but as mentioned earlier there are still factors to consider, and nothing is set in stone. Regardless, your lawyer will help guide you on the steps that follow.