What is a fair settlement amount for bodily injury claim?

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When negotiating a settlement for bodily injury in an auto accident is there a general rule of thumb for settlement amounts on medical bills related to "soft tissue" injuries? What other factors go into a claim amount and how do you measure the monetary impact, for example pain, suffering and inconvenience of physical therapy. As an example, if I had $4,000 in medical bills, is there a percentage I should ask in a settlement and if I went to 12 physical therapy appointments is there a dollar amount to request for each appointment?

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