Many people don’t realize this, but about 95% of injury cases are settled out of court. Settlement recovery is based on three basic components: damages, liability, and the defendant’s ability to pay. If you’re missing any one of these three components, you don’t have a case. The more intense each of these prerequisites is, the more you can expect to receive for your settlement. It’s hard to estimate how much you can receive for your damages as there are so many aspects to personal injury cases and exceptions. However, you can use a settlement calculator to approximate what you can expect to receive.