I know that a lot goes into a personal injury case, but I am just wondering if you could give a ballpark figure (even if it's a major, major estimation) of what would be a reasonable amount to expect from a case where the medical bills total 23,000? I've heard that its meds times 3 but then someone told me that isn't really how they do it.
State/Country relating to question: Nevada
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