What is the maximum amount I can recover in a car accident case?

There are no set guidelines or specific rulebooks on the maximum or minimum recoverable in an auto accident case. The law allows recovery of all out-of-pocket expenses, like medical bills and past and future wage loss, and in addition recognizes compensation for pain, suffering, and all the unpleasant effects of an injury. The compensation is the amount necessary to reasonably make up for the damage limited only by the wrongdoers own ability and insurance to pay.