There is no way to accurately determine what an average settlement would be for back pain after a car accident. Every case has different damages and severities, and most outcomes are private.
Still, you could learn more about what your claim is worth. During a free initial consultation, our firm can evaluate your claim and advise you on your potential recovery.
Challenges in Determining the Average Settlement for Back Pain Claims
There are multiple reasons why it is impossible to identify the average settlement amount for back pain claims, both in the state of Florida and throughout the country.
No Resources that Have a Database of All Settlement Outcomes
There is no central clearinghouse for personal injury settlement information. Without this type of resource, you would be limited to averaging the settlement amounts of publicly available court records.
Most Settlement Outcomes are Private
Few, if any, settlement details are available to the public. The parties involved in car accident litigation have no obligation to publish the details of their settlement.
In addition, they do not have to provide the details of the settlement to the court, and many claims are resolved before a lawsuit is ever filed. The general confidentiality of settlement agreements across the country makes it difficult to form an idea of what the average settlement amount might be.
Your Case is Unique
The good news is there are inferences that can be drawn about what these claims might be worth. Better still is the fact that your attorney could provide an estimate of your injury claim that is tailored to the facts of your case.
Factors that Determine Back Pain Claim Value
It is important to remember that back pain claims vary. In some cases, the pain is minor. In others, the pain could be severe and chronic. For that reason, comparing your specific case to the average value of these claims would not be helpful in the first place.
Instead, it is best to identify what your own case might be worth with the help of our team. There are different factors that go into every back pain claim, and we can help explain how each of them impacts your case. These factors include:
The Severity of Your Pain
The severity of your back pain is the central factor in determining what your case is worth. If your back pain is limited or clears up in a matter of days, the amount of compensation you receive wouldn’t be as high as if you were dealing with a lifetime of chronic back pain.
In that case, you could require extensive compensation for the years of treatment that will follow.
Types of Damages You Suffer
The forms of compensation you can request also factor into the value of your settlement.
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Lost earning potential
- Pain and suffering
The amount of your settlement could also depend on whether there is insurance coverage. Even if there is insurance coverage, low policy limits could also impact your claim. The lower the coverage available to the at-fault driver, the more challenging it will become to secure the compensation you deserve.
Your settlement amount will also depend if the other driver admits they were at fault for the accident. In cases where liability is not disputed, negotiations are more likely to be favorable. If the other side refuses to accept liability, they might not make a settlement offer at all.
Delays in Pursuing Your Case
Your back pain case must comply with a deadline known as the statute of limitations. According to the American Bar Association (ABA), if you delay your case to the point that the statute of limitations expires, you could miss out on any recovery whatsoever.
Per Florida Statutes §95.11(3)(a), you have four years to file a lawsuit. It could be extended based on your case’s circumstances.
Getting Answers During a Free Consultation
If you want answers regarding your own back pain claim, you could get them during a free consultation. Your initial consultation with a team member from our firm could not only inform you of the value of your claim but also the strengths and weaknesses of your case in general.
Our personal injury lawyers can provide you with insight into your case and help you begin the process of pursuing your claim without facing any risks.
You Won’t Get Paid Unless You Do
Beginning with our free consultation, we charge you nothing unless and until we collect compensation for you. Therefore, you owe nothing out of pocket when partnering with us.
Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine Today for a Free Consultation
During your initial consultation, our firm can do better than provide estimates of the average settlement for back pain claims following a car accident. Instead, we could offer a detailed evaluation of your specific claim. This targeted evaluation could show you the possibilities that come with seeking compensation after a car accident.
If you live with back pain following a car accident, the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine could help you seek the compensation you deserve. To get started, call for a free consultation.