If you experienced arm and elbow pain after a Louisiana car accident and were diagnosed with injuries, you may have a case for compensation. However, there is no average amount that people with similar injuries receive. Each case has its own facts, which means settlement amounts can vary widely.
Working with our attorney, who handles car accidents, can help you better understand the value of your collision-related expenses and losses. We will also put a possible settlement range on your insurance claim to help you seek as much compensation as possible.
Causes of Arm and Elbow Pain After a Louisiana Car Accident
Arms are one of the most commonly injured body parts in traffic accidents. Injuries can affect the bones, joints, tendons, ligaments, muscles, and skin. Fractures, sprains, and strains are especially prevalent.
While some arm and elbow injuries are relatively minor, others require hospitalization, surgery, and treatment over several weeks or months. This could include:
- Severe lacerations, such as when they affect tendons and muscles
- Compound fractures that break the skin
- Injuries that include damage to the nerves or blood vessels
- Joint fractures or dislocations
- Complete ligament tears or tendon ruptures
- Crush injuries
Whiplash, a common injury of the soft tissue that stabilizes the neck, can also cause arm pain. Other symptoms could include tingling or numbness, neck and shoulder pain, and a reduced range of motion.
Arm and Elbow Injuries Can Affect All Areas of Your Life
You may not recognize how much you use your arms and rely on the movement of your elbows until you experience pain or loss of mobility in the joint. Arm and elbow injuries can prevent you from working, helping around the house, and enjoying the activities you used to do.
You may need help with even the most personal chores while recovering from your injuries. These can include self-care activities, such as brushing your hair or teeth. Dressing and cooking may be difficult. You could also miss weeks or even months at work, depending on your job and your injuries. Pain and limited range of motion could continue even once injuries heal, in some cases.
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The Damages You Could Recover Depend on Your Costs and Losses
Settlements for car accident injuries depend on the facts of the case in question, not on averages or the outcome of a similar case. This is one reason why it is imperative that you understand the value of the expenses and losses incurred in your accident. Without this information, you will not know when the insurer offers a fair settlement.
You will need to collect evidence to show the cost of:
- Your current medical bills
- Any future medical care costs for these injuries
- Adaptive equipment and related tools
- Your lost wages and diminished ability to earn a living
- Property damages
- Any other accident-related expenses
You may also be eligible to recover intangible damages, such as pain and suffering losses, but there will be no physical evidence to support the value of these. Instead, our team can put a fair price on them based on industry calculators and other resources.
A Louisiana Car Accident Lawyer Will Pursue Your Insurance Claim for You
Letting our personal injury attorney who regularly manages traffic accident claims handle the case can allow you time to sit back and focus solely on healing from your injuries. Our lawyer will protect your rights and build a case to support a fair and just settlement agreement with the insurance company. They will file a claim and pursue a settlement that compensates you for your injuries and damages, including the limitations that your arm and elbow pain create.
You will not need to worry about navigating this process, proving fault, or knowing if an offer is fair. Our law firm will take care of this. If the insurance company does not agree to an appropriate settlement, your lawyer may recommend suing the at-fault driver to seek an award from the judge and jury. Most traffic collision cases do not go to trial, but it is sometimes necessary.
When to Call a Lawyer About Your Elbow or Arm Injuries
You may have only one year to sue the driver who caused your crash under CC Art. 3492. Louisiana law could limit you to even less time under some circumstances. As such, you should consider reaching out to speak to our attorney as soon as you can after your crash.
Our personal injury law firm offers free case reviews and represents injured clients based on contingency. This arrangement allows us to start on a case without charging the client up front. If we secure compensation for the client, then our team will take payment from the client’s award.
Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers Can Evaluate Your Case for Free Today
You can talk to a team member from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers today for free. We will review your case during a complimentary, no-obligation consultation. Dial (337) 777-7777 now to discuss your legal options for compensation with our team.