Accident Injury Compensation Calculator
Car accidents are undoubtedly one of the most common causes of personal injury – which isn’t surprising when you sit and actually consider the dangers driving can pose. The most common injury caused by car accidents is whiplash, which is caused by the quick motion of your head being jerked forward and back, or sideways. However, although this is usually the “main” injury that gets attention, car accidents, depending on their severity, can result in a variety of injuries ranging from nerve damage to muscle strain.
So how much can you look to receive when pursuing a car accident claim? Unfortunately, this is a question that has no particular answer as it all depends on the longevity and severity of your particular injuries. Compensation is based on how long your injuries will affect your everyday life and therefore, understandably, the more severe your injuries, the bigger this impact is going to be – the bigger the impact, the more the claim is generally worth. Consequently, any settlement for car accident claims will be based on a medico-legal report which your solicitor will arrange.
The medico-legal report contains key parts of information that solicitors use to value your case, such as the effect on future job prospects, prognosis period, and any special requirements you may now need because of the injury. Although it is never possible to say exactly what you will receive before this report is compiled, there are just guidelines that can give a bracket as to where your claim may fall. The below are mainly concerned with whiplash injuries because, as confirmed above, these are the most common.
A comprehensive study from the insurance industry revealed that car accident injury claims settle for an average of three to four times more when you’re represented by an experienced injury attorney.
For a minor neck or back injury where full recovery takes place within 2 years and between a few weeks and a year the bracket is valued at anywhere between $10,000 and $100.000.
This bracket includes such things as Spondylosis, serious limitation of movement, stiffness or discomfort, further surgery, or vulnerability to further trauma. This bracket can also include exacerbation of pre-existing unrelated conditions. These can be valued at between $100,000 and $1,00,000.
This is where there may be permanent damage despite wearing a collar for 24 hours a day and other serious disabilities. This bracket runs from $1,00,000 to $5,00,000.
As you can see, the brackets are rather wide and this is simply because of the difficulty to assess a claim prior to evidence being collected.
Therefore, if you wish to proceed with a personal injury claim you should contact a personal injury specialist to ensure that you receive the best compensation possible. As we only deal with personal injury cases we have extensive knowledge regarding how serious your injury may be and can therefore tailor our advice and support to ensure your claim runs smoothly and as quickly as possible.
If you are still unsure about claiming you can also contact us for some free friendly advice- we understand that pursuing a claim can be a daunting experience, however, we can explain the process fully and get your claim started as soon as you wish to.