The average settlement for a back and neck injury in a car accident depends on the details of your crash and recovery needs.

When you meet with our West Palm Beach car accident lawyer, we will work to understand better your specific losses and how this incident has impacted your well-being. At Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath, we will help you to maximize the compensation possible in your case.

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Breaking down the average car accident settlement

Every case is unique, so using a previous case as a guide for future car accident settlements is difficult. However, some details can illuminate what to expect when you file a claim.

The Insurance Information Institute shares that in 2022, the average bodily injury liability claim was over $24,000 in severe cases. This includes all losses a person suffered due to physical injury. Note that this is not necessarily just back and neck injuries, though. Many factors impact the average settlement for car accident claims, including the type of injury, where you received medical care, and many other factors.

What you may be owed for a back or neck injury

If you are in a car accident and suffer significant injury to your neck and back, you may receive compensation for all of your losses. This only applies to losses that are related to the accident. For example, if you had health complications to your back or spinal column before the car accident, that could limit your claim to just what occurred as a result of the car accident.

Some examples of the types of back and neck injury losses you may have include:

  • Medical bills at the time of the car accident, such as emergency medical response
  • Care in a hospital setting
  • Care at home
  • Rehabilitation and physical therapy
  • Surgical procedures
  • Medications for pain, inflammation, and infection control
  • Modifications to your home to accommodate any lasting implications
  • Lost time at work
  • Loss of benefits from work
  • Property damage to your vehicle

Non-economic losses

In addition to this, you also have the potential to receive compensation for noneconomic losses. This could include pain and suffering, emotional trauma, loss of consortium, and loss of quality of life. As your car accident attorneys, we aim to prove that you have suffered financial loss, how it has impacted your mental and physical well-being, and how it has impacted your life.

We can then use evidence from your case and cases like yours to determine the value of such incidents. This process is individualized to meet your specific case facts and evidence. We will work to ensure we present the maximum claim possible in every situation.

Schedule a free consultation to discuss your car accident with us

Our West Palm Beach car accident attorneys want to help you. When you set up a free consultation with us and speak to our legal team, we can easily explain the average claim in your situation. Let us help you. Use our contact form or call our office at (561) 655-1990 to learn more.

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