There are many details that go into determining how much compensation is owed. Some of the common factors looked at include the extent of the injuries, the current expense, and the estimated future cost. This does not just include health costs, but can also include the expense of being unable to work or pain and suffering. The next factor to consider is whether you will settle outside of court or fight for full compensation in court. These two options can have different results, but either can be a great option depending on the case. Another detail that is critical in the final amount you receive is the legal representation that you have handling your case.