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Car Accident Settlement Examples

After sustaining debilitating injuries in an auto crash, one of the biggest questions victims have for their attorneys is how much to expect from a future settlement. This question doesn't have a definite answer because of the numerous factors determining the amount of compensation you receive.
Factors can include the scope of your personal injuries, the amount of damage to your vehicle, medical expenses you've incurred, lost wages, and if you can return to work or not in the future. The at-fault driver's negligence will also influence your claim, especially if they were distracted while behind the wheel or under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of causing the accident.
Morgan & Morgan make it our mission to prove the validity of your case and its value to the insurance company. We do this by creating an undeniable complaint that shows the driver's responsibility for causing the crash that has changed your life. We may not be able to give you a specific amount that your personal injury claim is worth. Still, we have a proven track record of successfully winning these types of cases and recovering fair and just compensation.

If you or a loved one has experienced such an injury, you can complete a free, no-risk case evaluation to get more information.

Types of Injuries That Affect Your Car Accident Settlement

One of the most critical factors that will play in determining your car accident settlement is proving the liability of the other party involved. The injuries you suffered as a result of their recklessness are part of this process. For over 30 years, Morgan & Morgan have represented thousands of individuals and their families in this situation. Our extensive knowledge regarding car accident injuries and the types of symptoms you're experiencing will help us in determining what settlement offers are worth considering or not.
Below is a quick overview of the more common injuries our clients have experienced after a motor vehicle crash. The level of pain and suffering these conditions cause will have a direct impact on your accident settlement.

Traumatic Brain and Head Injuries

One of the most common and tragic injuries one might receive in a car accident is traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Generally, any impact to the head runs the risk of causing severe damage to the victim.
TBI and heady injury victims can experience a broad range of mild to severe symptoms, including:

  •       Cognitive impairment (concentration issues, attention deficits, memory loss)
  •       Paralysis that could be temporary or permanent
  •       Changes in one's personality and behaviors
  •       Impairment of other senses, including sensory, speech, and/or vision

 Individuals who suffer concussions also face a unique set of challenges with their injuries. Known as post-concussion syndrome, approximately 10 percent of sufferers could experience side effects from this head trauma for years. Often, symptoms of this condition can be delayed, giving a false sense of well-being that can turn life-changing in a few days or weeks.
If you or a loved one suffered a head injury in a car accident, below are symptoms associated with post-concussion syndrome:

  •       Fatigue
  •       Anxiety
  •       Irritability
  •       Insomnia
  •       Dizziness
  •       Emotional issues
  •       Sensitivity to light and sound

The good news is that medical science has improved understanding of the long-term impacts TBIs and head injuries have on the human body. This has led to an increase in the average settlement for concussions and related conditions caused by car accidents. Despite this change, an experienced attorney familiar with these types of injuries is crucial to your case. Insurers will still use manipulative tactics to deny these conditions in claims they receive to save their bottom line.

Spinal Injuries

Surviving the violent force caused by a car crash impact frequently leaves victims with serious spinal pain and injuries afterward. Herniated and bulging discs, along with spinal cord damage, are common forms of accident-induced back injuries. They can be excruciating and take the joy out of life because the immobility symptoms often cause sufferers. Injuries involving the discs between your vertebrae may even require surgical treatment, and full recovery may not be possible for some.
Much like head injuries, the severity of a spinal cord injury can range from a mild strain to permanent paralysis. Typically, this critical component of our nervous system gets damaged because of impact bruising or broken vertebrae shattering into it.
Below are some of the more common symptoms of spinal cord injuries our firm has represented in personal injury cases:

  •       Chronic pain
  •       Muscle spasms
  •       Tingling and numbness sensations
  •       Inability to feel physical pain
  •       Sexual dysfunction
  •       Infections
  •       Radiating pain in other uninjured areas of the body
  •       Paralysis of the extremities
  •       Loss of muscle control
  •       Diminished or lost reflex functions
  •       Permanent nervous system damage

Those who suffer neck or spine injuries in car accidents tend to receive higher settlement amounts because of the deep level of damage caused. Our firm has had clients receive over a million dollars after suffering permanent paralysis because of another driver's reckless behavior. While it's impossible to give a definitive price tag on settlements for these types of injuries, have confidence in knowing that Morgan & Morgan has a proven case history of recovering top settlement and verdict amounts nationwide.


Insurers frequently downplay this condition, but the devastating effects of whiplash on the human body are undeniable and should be compensated fairly. When your head and neck are whipped violently back and forth during a motor vehicle collision, the muscles and tendons supporting them are overextended.
Symptoms of whiplash can include:

  •       Headache
  •       Dizziness
  •       Painfully stiff back, neck, and shoulders
  •       Sleep disturbances
  •       Memory loss
  •       Concentration issues
  •       Lethargy

This injury tends to recover lower settlement amounts compared to other forms of car accident injuries. Still, it's worth pursuing compensation for the lost wages, medical bills, and discomfort you're suffering because of it.

Pinched Nerves

Those who have never experienced a pinched nerve may seem like it isn't a serious injury, but this is far from the truth. Accident victims who suffer from pinched nerves frequently experience sharp or burning pain sensations in different areas of their bodies. Some have suffered from memory loss and the inability to use the site affected by the nerve. Muscle weakness can also occur, which makes working an impossibility for some.
Herniated discs can also lead to pinched nerve situations in accident victims. When bone fragments and/or spurs block the pathways our nerves run through, this can lead to the previously mentioned symptoms. The average settlement you might receive for nerve damage caused by an auto crash depends mainly on the nature of your injuries and how your life has been impacted, including your mobility.

Examples of Car Accident Settlements

As you have read, getting car accident settlement examples may give you an idea of your own case's value but they are not a definitive guide. Since 1988, Morgan & Morgan have represented thousands of car accident injury cases throughout the nation and won over $9 billion in verdicts and settlements. We know what it takes to build a solid personal injury claim and recover the compensation you need to move forward and heal.
‍Examples of our firm's recent car accident settlements include:

2021 Orlando, FL

Pre-Trial Offer of $500,000

Settled for $2.5 Million

2021 Jackson, MS

Pre-Trial Offer of $25,000

Settled for $80,000

2021 Jackson, MS


Settled for $293,224

2021 Atlanta, GA


Settled for $180,000

2021 Jacksonville, FL


Settled for $2.25 Million

2021 Orlando, FL


Settled for $250,000

2021 Tampa, FL


Settled for $450,000

2020 Jacksonville, FL


Settled for $5.5 Million

2020 Jacksonville, FL


Settled for $2.5 Million

2020 Bowling Green, KY


Settled for $930,000

2020 Jacksonville, FL


Settled for $2.5 Million

2019 Jacksonville, FL


Settled for $1.775 Million

2019 Bowling Green, KY


Settled for $3.5 Million

To see even more of our successful case results, visit our results page here.

Additional Factors That Can Impact Your Car Accident Settlement Value

When trying to determine a ballpark expectation of your case's settlement value, there are some questions to consider that can at least help you narrow down the severity of your claim:

  •       Who is at fault for the car accident?
  •       How much property damage did you suffer?
  •       What are your current and future medical costs expected to be?
  •       How severely were you injured?
  •       What kind of medical treatment do you require, and for how long?
  •       Does the liable party have coverage limits on their policy?
  •       Do you have any other injury claims currently or in the past?

An experienced car accident attorney like those at Morgan and Morgan is your best resource for finding the answers to the questions. We will be able to discuss the circumstances of your claim in greater detail and assess the strength of your case.

How Can a Car Accident Attorney Help My Settlement?

When pursuing a personal injury claim after a motor vehicle crash, you should seriously consider hiring a highly trained accident attorney to represent you. This is because insurance companies never offer fair settlements, and having a legal advocate to fight for you will ensure you receive a far higher amount that is fair. Trust Morgan & Morgan to present every aspect of your case to the insurer and to put an end to unreasonable low-ball offers.
Typical damages that our attorneys pursue on behalf of our clients include:

  •       Lost wages
  •       Diminished work capacity
  •       Loss of consortium
  •       Mental anguish
  •       Medical expenses now and in future
  •       Transportation costs for medical appointments
  •       Household assistance expenses
  •       Loss of enjoyment of life
  •       Wrongful death
  •       Pain and suffering
  •       Disfigurement and dismemberment

We know what steps you need to take to protect your interests and defend yourself after suffering the experience of an auto accident. Reach out to our firm today to set up a free consultation and learn how to help you and your loved one recover the compensation you deserve.

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