If my case is successful, how will I be paid?
Compensation can be paid in one of two ways. The first and most common is known as a structured settlement. These payments are received over time in regular installments, providing a steady stream of compensation until a defendant pays the full amount of what they owe. The other form of payment is known as a lump sum. This payment is a one-time payment, providing the full compensation sum. Considering that many successful cases can deal with thousands if not millions of dollars, lump sums aren't particularly common for many personal injury settlements.