What Is the Average Settlement for Broken Bones in a Car Accident?

May 4, 2022
What Is the Average Settlement for Broken Bones in a Car Accident?

Unfortunately, there is no uniform average settlement amount for broken bones after a car wreck. This is because all cases are different. You may have been in a car accident that left you with a broken limb. So, you could be wondering what the average settlement for broken bones in a car accident is.

A car accident lawyer from the Dolman Law Group can provide answers to your question. The attorney will need to examine the details of your case to do so. A lawyer can also assist you in determining fair compensation.

What Damages Can You Recover for Broken Bones in a Car Accident?

Oftentimes, victims of car crashes suffer broken bones due to the impact. The location of your injury will determine its severity. For example, if you break an arm, you are likely to recover without experiencing intense complications. But, if you have a spinal cord injury, it may affect other parts of your body, making the healing process complex.

If any such injuries resulted from the other party's negligence, you can hold them responsible. In doing so you can recover a variety of damages. There are several types of damages you can claim, however they often vary by state. Your lawyer can help you determine your options based on your specific case. Let's discuss some of the possible damages.

Current Cost of Medical Treatment

Depending on your injury, the doctor could have needed to perform surgery. Your compensation will include this and other medical costs, including medication and hospital stay. For this reason, you should keep all receipts to help prove your medical bills.

Future Cost of Medical Treatment

You will likely require continuing medical care for your broken bones to recover. This can come in the form of outpatient treatment, physical therapy, or more surgery. Your lawyer can help you account for all these expected future costs of treatment when valuing your claim.

Lost Income

With broken bones, you may need to take some time off work to recover. This time could be days, weeks, or even months, depending on how serious the injury is. While at home, you may lose out on the wages you would get had you been at work. You can claim this lost income.

Lost Earning Capacity

You may be unable to resume work in the same capacity as before the accident. An example is if your injury left you with a permanent impairment. You may also be able to include the income you lose if that happens.

Pain and Suffering

Your broken bones will likely cause you pain. However, they may also negatively affect how much you enjoy life since you cannot do all the things you liked doing. These and other intangible impacts contribute to your pain and suffering. In some cases, you can include these types of damages in your compensation.

How Can the Dolman Law Group Support You?

Recovering from broken bones often takes some time. With our help, you can focus your strength on getting better. We can handle the different aspects of your claim by:

Filing Your Case to Recover Compensation

If you wish to recover damages after your crash, you first have to file a car insurance claim. We can help you do that. We can help you file your case and communicate with the insurance provider. If the insurer gives you a lower offer, we can work with you to negotiate.

Meeting the Deadlines Set by the State

Different states set varying timelines for plaintiffs to file a personal injury lawsuit. Under Florida Statutes § 95.11 the timeline is four years. There are consequences if you let the four years pass, including the dismissal of your case. This means that you lose the opportunity to recover compensation. We can start the legal process as soon as possible to ensure the deadline is met.

Building a Strong Case Against the Defense

The basis of all personal injury cases, which includes your case, is negligence. You, the plaintiff, have the role of proving that the other party was negligent, causing your accident. An attorney can assist you in showing the other party's negligence.

We can help you investigate and obtain evidence to help prove your case. The proof will play a significant role in validating your claim.

We Can Stand by You as You Seek Justice

If your broken bones and car accident resulted from the negligence of another person, you can likely recover damages. But, how much, is the question. At Dolman Law Group we can support you in obtaining compensation. Give us a call today for a free case evaluation.