The value of the average settlement for a broken arm suffered in a car accident is not clear. These figures are not publicly available and would not affect the outcome of your settlement in any case.
The following factors will determine how much compensation you deserve.
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How Your Lawyer will Value Your Settlement
A lawyer will begin by identifying your losses. Covered losses from a car accident can include:
- Emergency medical treatment
- Non-emergency medical treatment
- Pain and suffering
- Lost income
- Lost earning capacity
- Permanent disability
- Rehabilitation costs
- Property damage costs
- Temporary transportation
Your lawyer will seek coverage for any other losses that you have.
Your Lawyer will Document Your Losses
In addition to identifying your losses, your lawyer will document your damages. Documentation of your losses may include:
- Medical bills
- Doctors’ assessments
- Images of your injuries
- Proof of lost income
- Proof of disability
- Images of property damage
- Bills for the repair of your vehicle
- Assessments from mental health professionals
This documentation can play a key role in settlement negotiations.
A Lawyer will Seek a Fair Settlement
After identifying and documenting your losses, your lawyer will negotiate a settlement. Your lawyer and their team will:
- Reach out to insurance companies or other attorneys about a settlement
- Display evidence of your losses
- Explain why you are entitled to compensation
- Negotiate until they reach a fair settlement
- Determine whether your case requires a trial
According to the American Bar Association (ABA), most civil cases produce a settlement. Your lawyer will seek a settlement but will take your case to trial if necessary.
What a Lawyer Can Do for You
Your lawyer will do more than identify and calculate your losses. In order to complete your insurance claim or lawsuit, your lawyer and their team can:
- Conduct any necessary research
- Help you arrange doctors’ visits and other appointments
- Draft and file your claim or lawsuit
- Complete all other paperwork related to your case
- Complete witness interviews
- Gather and organize evidence
- Make phone calls, send emails, and handle all other correspondence
- Defend your rights
Defense of your rights is especially important. Insurance companies and attorneys could try to violate your rights. Your lawyer will protect you from anyone who may compromise your case.
Your lawyer may tell you the average settlements of clients who have suffered broken arms in car accidents. Such figures may help you determine which law firm to hire.
Hiring a Lawyer from Our Firm Comes at No Upfront Cost
You can hire a lawyer from our firm for a contingency fee. These fees differ from hourly fees and other rates because:
- You do not have to pay a contingency fee when you hire the lawyer
- You do not have to pay by the hour
- You do not have to pay unless your lawyer wins your case
- Our lawyer only collects their fee from your settlement or judgment, not directly from you
The Florida Bar notes that contingency fees help cover the cost for your lawyer to complete your case. They also allow you to hire a lawyer at no direct cost.
Your Lawyer will Identify Liable Parties
Your lawyer will establish liability for your broken arm. They will do so based on legal standards such as negligence.
A person may be liable for your broken arm if:
- They directly caused your accident
- They contributed to your accident in some way
- They are liable for the person who caused your accident
Your lawyer will rely on the facts of your accident when determining liability. Those who may be responsible for your accident include:
- A driver who caused the collision
- The manufacturer of dangerous vehicle parts
- The party responsible for dangerous road conditions
- An employer whose employee contributed to your accident
Multiple parties can be responsible for a car accident. Your lawyer will seek compensation from everyone liable for your losses.
You may Win Your Case even if You Contributed to Your Accident
Florida Statutes §768.81 explains that you may collect compensation even if you are partially at fault for your accident. Referred to as comparative fault, the statute states that the person who is most responsible for the collision will cover at least a portion of your losses.
The issue of fault can be complicated. Hiring a lawyer who has handled car accident cases could be of great help.
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Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine to Start Your Case
The Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine:
- Goes the extra mile to secure justice for clients
- Responds promptly to phone calls and emails
- Provides regular case updates
- Will help you schedule appointments and get your vehicle repaired
Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today for a free consultation.
Do not wait to call. Statutes of limitations can limit the time that you have to file a lawsuit or insurance claim.