Many details can affect the average settlement for a broken arm after a car accident. For example, the severity of the injury, often in tandem with the cause and severity of the accident, can have a drastic impact on any settlement amounts that are awarded to victims. Investigations by insurance companies and other parties can also impact a final settlement amount.
However, if you or a loved one suffered a broken arm in a car accident, you do not have to sit by and watch in silence. A car accident lawyer on our team will defend your interests while negotiating to collect all forms of monetary awards that you may be owed.
Factors that can Impact the Amount of Your Settlement Award
No two cases are alike, so it’s impossible to say how much you can receive based on other broken-bones cases. However, common factors can play a part in how much money you can receive, such as:
- Type of injury: If you suffered a compound or a stable fracture
- Prognosis: If you’re expected to fully recover in a few weeks or a few months
- Nature of the accident: If it was a minor or severe car accident
- Who caused the accident: If another driver, a government agency, or a mechanic’s negligence led to the crash
- Comparative negligence laws: If you hold any fault and how CC Art. 2323 applies
- Insurance policies: If the at-fault party is fully covered or if they don’t have insurance
- Your non-financial and financial losses: If your bank account and/or personal life took a hit from the accident
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Forms of Financial Compensation You Can Pursue
Breaking an arm can leave you with pressing medical issues that take you away from your work and family life. In addition, a broken arm may cost significant amounts to correct. As such, you may be owed financial compensation in the form of a settlement. Some additional forms of compensation that you may collect include coverage of losses such as:
- Past and anticipated medical costs
- Past lost wages
- Future lost earning potential
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Disfigurement and scarring
- Temporary or permanent disability
A lawyer with our firm is here to stand up for justice on your behalf. Our team will compile a case to defend your rights while also pursuing any forms of financial awards that you may be owed.
How Our Legal Team Assists Car Accident Victims in Building a Strong Case
Our firm will serve you on a contingency-fee-basis, which means we don’t require any advancements on our payments. Instead, we will only be paid if you are awarded damages.
While on this payment plan, we will work for you by:
Investigating Your Case
When a lawyer on our team begins to work on your case, they will investigate the accident. In this process, they will often collect detailed forms of evidence, such as police reports, witness testimonies, photographs, and video footage.
From here, your lawyer will assess any state, federal, and local laws that may impact your case. As part of their efforts, they will strive to identify and establish a liable party.
Managing All Communications
Your legal team will take care of all necessary communications with other parties throughout your case. Our handling of this task means you will not have to speak with drivers, insurance companies, medical professionals, or any other entities related to your case.
Instead, your lawyer will handle these conversations while negotiating to collect all forms of financial compensation that you may have the right to receive.
Taking the Case to Court when Negotiations Don’t Work
If we can’t come to a settlement agreement with the other party, we are prepared to file a lawsuit. As CC §3492 shows, when you suffer a personal injury in an accident in Louisiana, you have a limited amount of time to take legal action.
Victims of car accidents will have up to one year after an incident to begin building up a case. If you fail to take action within the statute of limitations outlined by the state, you will give up your right to pursue any compensation.
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It is easy to see that the average settlement for a broken arm after a car accident differs depending on various elements. When you try to tackle the legal and financial problems that often follow a car accident alone, your situation can become even more challenging. With a lawyer on our team working on your behalf, you can place your attention on getting back to your life as usual.
Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers will stand up and lead the pursuit of justice on your behalf. To learn more about how someone from our team can assist you after a car accident, call our office today. The first call is free, and there are no fees unless you win.
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