Back Injury Settlement Averages
Car accidents can potentially cause severe injuries that require extensive treatment to remedy. A back injury is one of the most common and difficult to endure because they can not only cause tremendous pain but also restrict your ability to work, making it difficult to pay medical bills and other expenses.
On top of it all, you’re likely financially drained and wondering why you should have to pay for an accident you didn’t cause. By filing a car accident lawsuit, you could receive a settlement that would allow you to get back on your feet.
Most car injury settlements are resolved through negotiations, but some do go to trial when both parties can’t agree on a compensation amount. Insurance companies will try to devalue your claim or even attempt to dismiss it altogether so they don’t have to pay what you deserve. If an unethical insurance company isn’t treating your claim seriously, Morgan & Morgan can assist you in fighting for every penny you’re entitled to.
How Does the Car Injury Settlement Process Work?
After your accident, the first step is to file a claim with the at-fault party’s insurance provider. This claim begins the process of recovering the damages that resulted from your accident, such as lost wages, emotional suffering, and medical bills. Once this is completed, it is recommended that you retain a trusted attorney to assist you in the remainder of the process.
Your attorney will begin collecting evidence to support your case. They will gather eyewitness testimony, photo/video of the accident site, and medical records to ensure your case is as strong as possible when it reaches the negotiation table. Back injuries are often difficult to prove, so gathering testimony from medical experts can be crucial for future legal proceedings.
Once the investigation is complete, it’s time to draft the demand letter. This letter will describe the extent of your injuries, explain how the at-fault party acted negligently, and display the damages you seek to recover. Once the insurance company receives this, they will either accept it and begin settlement negotiations or deny it because they don’t believe your case is valid. If the insurance company dismisses your case, your attorney can file an appeal with a claims adjuster for further review.
Every state has different time restrictions for car injury settlements, so it’s important to understand the rules that apply to you. For more information about your state’s statute of limitations, complete a free no-risk case evaluation.
How Much Will I Receive in My Car Accident Settlement?
Back injuries often involve soft tissue damage that is difficult to treat. In severe cases, back injuries can cause problems for a victim’s entire life. The potential for a lifetime of pain means you deserve to be compensated fairly.
However, the average car accident settlement can vary depending on the state the accident occurred in and the background situation of the case. Here are a few commonly recovered damages in car accident cases:
- Medical expenses (including hospital bills and medication)
- Emotional trauma
- Pain and physical suffering
- Lost wages
- Car repair expenses
- Permanent/partial disability (depending on the severity of your accident)
Whiplash—an injury caused by the sudden front-to-back movement of the neck—is a common result of car accidents. These injuries are seen most often if the victim was rear-ended by another vehicle and can cause extensive damage to the muscles in the neck and back. Furthermore, while it usually doesn’t show serious symptoms immediately, it can cause significant pain and discomfort in the future. If you or a loved one have sustained a whiplash injury from your accident, you deserve to be compensated fairly for the hardship you’ve endured.
Getting Started With Morgan & Morgan
When you hire us, we think about you, but we also think about all those who count on you. A painful back injury can prevent you from providing for those you love, which is a situation no one should have to experience. When you team up with us, we’ll take on your legal stress so you can spend time with those you love.
We believe that a victim’s financial situation shouldn’t restrict their ability to retain proficient representation, especially after an expensive accident. That’s why we operate on a contingency, meaning you pay nothing out-of-pocket and we’re only paid if we win. Our fee is taken as a percentage of the jury award or favorable settlement so you don’t have to worry about another expense while you recover.
For over 30 years, Morgan & Morgan has been dedicated to fighting For The People, Not The Powerful. We understand how it feels to face off against an unethical insurance company and want to assist you in the fight for what you’re entitled to. We’ve recovered over $10 billion for our clients, and we’re eager to include you in our success.