There is no typical or average financial recovery after a car accident and concussion. The severity of the injury, the necessary treatment, and many other factors make it impossible to calculate an average that could help victims understand a possible settlement range.
If you work with a car accident attorney, they will gather evidence to show the costs you incurred and the losses suffered. This will allow them to explain a possible fair settlement range in your case before they file your insurance claim for you.
Concussions and Head Injuries Vary Widely in Severity and Effects
Concussions require medical evaluation following a car accident, but most heal with conservative treatment and monitoring over a few days or weeks. Some concussions are significantly more dangerous than others. A concussion may or may not lead to a loss of consciousness. Some people lose consciousness for only a few seconds, while others may be unconscious for several hours or longer.
It may be possible to go back to work within a few days with a minor concussion. Those with more serious injuries could sustain additional damages because of their concussion, including:
- Rideshares, taxis, or other expenses because they cannot drive
- Paying for services they normally perform, such as lawn care or childcare
- Additional time away from work
- Care and support costs
Some Struggle to Heal from their Head Injuries for an Extended Rime
According to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS), some people suffer lasting symptoms from concussions that prevent them from returning to a previous career or usual activities for a few weeks to several months. This post-concussive syndrome causes:
- Struggles with memory and focus
- Emotional changes
- Personality changes
- Headaches and dizziness
- Fatigue and excessive drowsiness
More serious traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can also lead to additional damages beyond the initial treatment. These accident victims may require ongoing care, therapy, and more. They may also have lasting disabilities.
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Putting a Fair Settlement Range on Your Car Accident Insurance Claim
To understand what a fair settlement might be in your case, you will have to take several steps, including:
- Identifying your recoverable damages
- Gathering proof of your losses and their value
- Putting a price on your non-economic damages
While you do not have to have a car accident lawyer to file an insurance claim, one significant way an attorney will make your life easier is to handle this process for you. They will:
- Protect your rights
- Investigate your accident to document negligence and liability
- Determine how you can pursue damages
- Gather evidence of your losses
- Value your case
- Demand a just payout
- Negotiate with the insurance company
- Handle your lawsuit, if that becomes necessary
Identifying Your Recoverable Losses After a Collision and Concussion
After a traffic accident with serious injuries, your compensatory claims include many expenses and losses incurred because of your collision and injuries. Almost any cost related to your accident may be recoverable. This includes:
- Your pain and suffering and other intangible losses
- Medical costs and future care needs
- Wages losses
- Diminished future income
- Additional expenses with receipts
How can I Afford an Attorney to Handle My Traffic Accident Claim?
Personal injury attorneys, including car accident lawyers, usually represent their clients on a contingency basis. You should not need to pay your attorney or their team for their services out of your pocket. They should:
- Evaluate your case for free
- Provide an easy-to-understand agreement for payment
- Not ask for fees unless they recover compensation in your case
- Take their fees from the settlement or court award they secure for you
Choosing Your Attorney and Legal Team
Most victims want to work with a firm that has positive reviews and a good reputation. Look for someone known for responding to client inquiries quickly, answering questions, and providing regular case updates. You want an attorney who will go the extra mile for you and make this process easier.
Act quickly to talk to a legal team and learn more about your options for compensation. Under Florida Statutes §95.11(3)(a), you may only have a limited time to file suit if you need to in your case.
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