It’s not possible to know the value of the average settlement for a rear-end collision car accident. These figures are not available to the public. They do not impact the potential value of your settlement, either. A settlement reflects the plaintiff’s losses. Its value does not change based on the value of other settlements.
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Losses that may Entitle You to Compensation
A rear-end collision may entitle you to awards for the following losses:
You may receive compensation for medical care related to your rear-end collision. Your covered losses may include the cost of:
- On-site emergency care
- The treatment you receive in an emergency department
- Ambulance transport
- Treatment of wounds and other superficial injuries
- X-rays, MRIs, and other medical imaging
- Medications provided in-office and out of office
- Follow-up medical care
You may need ongoing treatment until you are fully healed. The at-fault party or other liable individuals may cover the cost of your medical care.
- Brain rehabilitation for traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
- Back and neck pain therapy
- Diagnostic rehabilitation
- Manual therapy
A settlement may cover any types of rehabilitation that you need.
Being injured can harm you professionally. You may receive compensation for:
- Lost income
- Lost productivity
- Loss of professional standing
- Loss of earning power
- Permanent disability
Professional interruptions can directly cause financial hardship. It may also contribute to your pain and suffering.
Pain and Suffering
Pain and suffering are an important category of losses. Through this category, you may receive coverage for:
- Emotional anguish
- General psychological trauma
- Conditions such as anxiety and depression
- Loss of quality of life
Pain and suffering can cover chronic pain and other lingering symptoms of your accident as well.
Why Rear-End Collision Victims Hire a Lawyer
Victims of rear-end collisions can hire a lawyer. They may do so for the following reasons:
Your Lawyer Can Start Your Case
It is important to take quick action following a rear-end collision. Florida Statutes §95.11(3)(a) generally limits the time that you have to file a personal injury case. Your lawyer can file your case for you. They will not only ensure that your case starts promptly but also seek a settlement or judgment as efficiently as possible.
Your Lawyer Can Defend Your Rights
Your rights may be at risk after your accident. When someone violates your rights, consequences can include:
- Forfeiting the right to pursue fair compensation
- Admitting fault that is not truly yours
- Receiving less compensation than you deserve
A lawyer from our firm will protect you from these adverse outcomes.
Your Lawyer will Determine who Owes You Compensation
Your rear-end collision may be caused by:
- A driver
- A vehicle manufacturer
- Those in charge of road conditions
- An automotive professional
Any party directly at fault for your collision may owe you compensation. Other parties may also owe you awards. This may include employers, public officials, parents of a driver, a business, or other parties.
Your Lawyer will Handle the Paperwork and other Administrative Tasks
Lawsuits and insurance claims can require significant paperwork. They may also require your lawyer to make phone calls, send emails and physical messages, and complete other administrative tasks. A lawyer with our firm will oversee every feature of your case.
Your Lawyer will Calculate a Fair Settlement
Per the American Bar Association (ABA), settlements are common for many victims of personal injury. Your lawyer may negotiate a settlement for you.
The amount they settle for will equal the cost of your losses. Therefore, your lawyer will:
- Investigate each of your losses
- Assign a dollar value to each loss
- Calculate the cost of future losses
- Determine what the total value of your settlement should be
Once your lawyer knows what compensation you deserve, they’ll fight for that amount.
Your Lawyer will Pursue a just Outcome to Your Case
You may receive fair coverage through either a settlement or judgment. As your lawyer seeks fair compensation, they may:
- Secure witness accounts of your accident
- Collect physical evidence
- Store and protect all evidence
- Compose a written case
- Engage in negotiations
- Complete settlement talks or a trial
You can worry about getting better as your lawyer handles your legal case.
Hiring a lawyer on our team will not cost you anything. Because we work for a contingency fee, you do not have to pay your lawyer out-of-pocket. You do not need to pay them upfront either. Any compensation that you pay your lawyer will come from a settlement or judgment.
Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine Today
Our team will conduct a free consultation about your case. We will answer your questions and arrange the next steps in your case. We go the extra mile for every one of our clients.
Call the Law Offices of Anidjar & Levine today.