We can’t give a definite answer to this question without knowing the specific details of your case. However, we can say that most concussion car accident settlements don’t surpass $50,000.
This is because most concussions aren’t as severe as other brain injuries, which means an injured person won’t have to pay as much money for treatment.
It’s very important to understand that this is most clients, not all. Don’t assume how much a settlement may be worth in your case without consulting a lawyer first. An Athens car accident attorney will work relentlessly to get you maximum compensation.
If you suffered a concussion in a car accident, call (706) 995-7547.
Because concussions and other traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) differ widely in terms of severity, recovery time, and treatment, your settlement won’t be the same as anyone else’s.
We can’t say for sure how much your potential settlement is worth, but we can tell you the kinds of things that could merit a higher claim:
The more serious and drawn-out the injury, the higher your settlement is likely to be.
This is just one of many reasons why you should go to the doctor as soon as possible after your accident. It’s not just to receive necessary medical attention, but to prove that you deserve maximum compensation because your injuries are so serious.
Testing, treatment, and rehabilitation for a concussion are often expensive, especially in more severe cases. The more severe your injury, the more you’ll have to pay for treatment.
Concussion car accident settlements are greater if the injured party proves that they suffered extensive financial loss.
Proving liability through negligence is a practically surefire way to maximize your concussion settlement value. When someone is liable for an accident, it means they’re responsible for it and are therefore responsible for the consequences of their actions (your injuries).
To receive compensation for your injury, you must prove that the other driver or party’s negligent actions caused the accident that led to your concussion.
There’s no easier way for the other party’s insurance company or legal team to devalue your claim than by waiting too long to visit the doctor.
Generally, you should try to be seen by a medical professional within 72 hours of the accident. If you wait longer than that, you risk being seen as a fraud who wasn’t actually injured as badly as you say, or at all.
Recovery time is another reason why we can’t estimate the value of your concussion settlement. “Mild” concussions will usually heal faster than a more severe injury, meaning they likely won’t cost as much.
Think about it – if you undergo intense treatment for a full year, your medical bills will be much higher than if you only needed two weeks of treatment.
If you suffered a concussion in a car accident, you should try and wait until you’re fully healed before filing a claim. This way, you’ll get a prognosis from your doctor and have a better idea of how much treatment and medication will cost going forward. That will help your lawyer know how much to ask for in the claim.
Of course, in more severe cases concussions can take years to heal. Other concussions never fully heal, so speak with your lawyer about your options for filing a lawsuit. You’ll need to tell them what your prognosis is, so make sure you go to all your doctor’s appointments and stay in close contact with both your doctor and your lawyer.
You shouldn’t settle for anything less than what you need, especially in the case of a concussion or other brain injury. These injuries can affect you for the rest of your life, so give yourself the best opportunity for recovery by seeking medical and legal help.
Mike Rafi has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of clients who suffered brain injuries in crashes. He has experience recovering maximum compensation, and he’ll work to get you maximum compensation too.
Call (706) 995-7547 now.