This tool will help you easily calculate settlement amounts based on the provided values.

## How to Use the Settlement Calculator

This settlement calculator allows you to calculate the future value of an investment based on the principal amount, annual interest rate, the number of years the money is invested for, and the number of times that interest is compounded per year.

### Instructions:

- Enter the principal amount you want to invest in the “Principal Amount ($)” field.
- Enter the annual interest rate as a percentage in the “Annual Interest Rate (%)” field.
- Enter the number of years you plan to invest the money in the “Number of Years” field.
- Enter the number of times the interest is compounding per year in the “Compounds per Year” field.
- Click on the “Calculate” button to see the result in the “Result” field.

### How it Calculates:

The calculator uses the formula for compound interest:

**A = P(1 + r/n) ^{nt}**

**P**is the principal amount (the initial amount of money).**r**is the annual interest rate (decimal).**n**is the number of times that interest is compounded per year.**t**is the number of years the money is invested for.**A**is the amount of money accumulated after n years, including interest.

### Limitations:

This calculator assumes a constant annual interest rate. It doesn’t account for taxes or fees, and it assumes that compounds per year and interest rates do not change over time. The result is an estimate and should be used for informational purposes only.

## Use Cases for This Calculator

### Calculate Total Settlement Amount

Enter the total amount of damages incurred, including medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Input any existing insurance payouts or liens. The calculator will provide you with the estimated total settlement amount you are entitled to.

### Determine Percentage of Fault

Input the percentage of fault assigned to you for the accident or incident. Also, enter the total amount of damages. The calculator will show you the reduced settlement amount based on your percentage of fault.

### Evaluate Lost Wages Compensation

Enter your average monthly or weekly income before the accident. Input the number of days of work missed due to the accident. The calculator will determine the lost wages compensation you can claim in your settlement.

### Assess Pain and Suffering Damages

Describe the extent of your pain and suffering after the incident on a scale provided by the calculator. Also, input the total medical expenses incurred. The calculator will quantify the pain and suffering damages for your settlement.

### Calculate Future Medical Costs

Input the estimated cost of your future medical treatments or therapies. Include any ongoing medications or rehabilitation programs. The calculator will help you determine the amount you should claim for future medical costs in your settlement.

### Determine Property Damage Compensation

Enter the cost of repairing or replacing your damaged property, such as a vehicle or home. The calculator will provide you with the estimated property damage compensation you can seek in your settlement.

### Evaluate Punitive Damages

If applicable, input any punitive damages awarded in your case. The calculator will help you understand the potential punitive damages you might receive in addition to compensatory damages.

### Assess Attorney Fees and Legal Costs

Enter the percentage of attorney fees agreed upon and any legal costs incurred during the settlement process. The calculator will show you the final settlement amount after deducting attorney fees and legal expenses.

### Estimate Social Security Disability Offset

If you receive Social Security Disability benefits, input the monthly amount. The calculator will determine whether your settlement amount will be reduced due to the Social Security Disability offset.

### Get a Comprehensive Settlement Breakdown

Input all relevant details about your case, including damages, fault percentage, and other factors. The calculator will provide you with a detailed breakdown of your settlement, including compensatory damages, deductions, and the final settlement amount you can expect to receive.