Have you or a loved one been the victim of a dangerous car accident that left you with a severe back or neck injury? You deserve full compensation from the driver-at-fault and should file an injury settlement with their insurance company so you can receive what is due.
The process can be complicated, as car accident settlements are not always straightforward and may take time to gather all the necessary driver and victim information. Hiring an experienced personal injury lawyer is the first step to detangle case details and build a file to gain judge favor.
We understand you may be confused about moving forward and what to do, so we have explained common back and neck injuries below and your best probate options available.
I’ve been in an accident, now what?
After surviving a car crash, you must see a doctor right away to assess your injuries. It is not uncommon for back and neck injuries to worsen over several days, so even if you feel fine, you should still seek medical attention for your health interest and well-being.
Likewise, if you do end up suffering back and neck injuries and wish to seek a fair settlement, early documentation of doctor visits will boost your case.
Common back and neck injuries to look for:
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Broken Bones
- Herniated Disc
- Nerve Damage
How much can I get in a settlement?
If you suffer from any of these neck and back conditions in a recent auto crash, you have a good case for a personal injury settlement with credible documentation. Before filing, many wish to know the amount of money they stand to gain in a settlement. Unfortunately, there is no way to accurately calculate an average payment for a car accident with back and neck injuries without knowing the unique details of the case.
It is common knowledge that cases with more severe injuries and increased pain and suffering receive higher settlements.
Factors that affect settlement amount:
Severity of Injury
Severe accidents that result in severe back and neck injuries earn higher settlements after calculating the estimated damages. These settlements often involve surgeries, broken bones, injections, and other serious procedures. Often, these types of accidents are associated with higher amounts of pain and suffering and the settlement can also compensate for pain and suffering.
Minor injuries such as sprains, strains, bruises, and scrapes may still qualify for a settlement.
Settlements often repay costly medical bills that incur from car accidents injuries. Therefore, accidents with extensive surgeries, doctor and therapy visits, and medications will usually increase the payment with each procedure.
The settlement amount will also account for any known future expenses, such as continued physical or mental therapy and follow-up surgeries.
If you have been unable to work or have lost your job due to your neck and back injuries, you should receive compensation for all the days missed. You may also be able to recover lost wages for any sick or personal days that you were required to use for the sake of your injuries.
Strickland & Kendall: Personal Injury Attorneys with Your Interest in Mind
We should note that insurance companies are in the business of making money and therefore are not looking out for your best interest. When seeking a settlement for an auto accident, it is in your best interest to hire an experienced attorney that cares about justice and getting you the amount you deserve to cover your expenses and injuries.
At Strickland & Kendall, we only get paid when we successfully obtain compensation for you or your loved one. Therefore, you can always trust us to fight for you and your best interest.
We recommend that you do not wait when seeking a settlement, as gathering all the necessary documentation and information for a case can take some time. Call us today to begin discussing your case for a car accident with a back or neck injury.