The amount of your settlement for a bulging disc case after a car accident depends on your specific circumstances. Our lawyer can give you a clearer picture of the average in cases like yours after reviewing your case.
Factors That Can Affect Your Bulging Disc Settlement After a Car Accident
Two factors will primarily impact the amount of your settlement: the damages you can prove you have suffered due to your accident and the amount of responsibility you bear for causing the accident.
Damages in Bulging Disc Cases
You can recover compensation for various damages if you have suffered a bulging disc after a car accident. The amount of your settlement will be impacted by the expenses of your injury that you can prove.
Per Healthline, treatment for your bulging disc can include various medical procedures and medications. You may require physical therapy, an ongoing expense that can build up over time. You may even need to undergo surgical procedures in severe cases.
Medical bills can become overwhelming, but we are here to help you recover compensation to help offset these costs. You can recover economic damages to compensate for your past and future medical bills, as well as your other financial losses due to your accident, such as lost wages, lost earning potential, and out-of-pocket expenses.
Recovering Non-Economic Damages is Possible
You can also recover non-economic damages if you have suffered a bulging disc after a car accident. These can include compensation for your physical pain and mental suffering.
A bulging disc can make it difficult to go about your daily life, and the pain can interrupt the activities and hobbies you once enjoyed. You deserve to be compensated for this loss of enjoyment of life as well as your financial losses.
Contributory Negligence in Bulging Disc Cases
The other factor that may impact the amount of compensation you can recover through a settlement is the amount of liability you share for causing the accident.
According to Louisiana’s contributory negligence statute (CC Art. 2323), you can still recover damages even if you are partially responsible for the accident. This is a possible way to recover compensation if you can show the other party is more responsible for the accident than you are.
However, the amount you recover will be based on your contribution to the accident. This means your percentage of fault will be deducted before you receive your award.
We Can Determine if You Should Seek Damages if You Played a Role in Your Accident
At Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers, we can give you a better idea of how the contributory negligence statute may affect your settlement after we review and investigate your case. Our investigation may uncover proof of negligent behavior on behalf of the other party that can strengthen your case.
For a free legal consultation, call (337) 777-7777
Negligence in Car Accidents
In order to win damages, we will need to prove that the other driver was negligent. We will also need to show that this negligence was the main thing that caused the accident, and that this accident caused your injuries.
Negligent Driving Behaviors
There are several kinds of negligent driving behaviors that can contribute to a car accident. We will investigate to find evidence of the following:
- Drunk driving
- Drug-impaired driving
- Distracted driving
- Road rage
- Drowsy driving
Multiple Negligent Parties
Our investigation may even uncover negligence on behalf of multiple parties. For example, it is possible that the car that hit you had faulty parts that caused the accident, or maybe the accident happened because of inadequate road maintenance. In these instances, you may be able to sue others, not just the driver who struck you.
Once we know the facts of your case, we can give you a better idea of who you should hold responsible for your injuries and how this may impact your settlement.
We Work on Contingency, Which Means We Get Paid When You Do
At Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers, we are on your side. We will be there for you every step of the way through this process, looking out for your best interests and protecting your rights as you fight for what you are owed.
With more than 100 years of combined personal injury experience, we have earned a reputation as advocates who seek the highest possible monetary award for our clients.
As we work on your case, we will not charge you a thing; we get paid when you do, and our fee is contingent upon our success in your case. Our contingency agreement allows us to start working for you right away without you having to worry about your ability to pay for legal services.
Contact Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers Today
We encourage you to reach out to us to discuss your legal options and learn about your rights. Call Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers today at (337) 777-7777 to receive your free consultation and to learn more about the average settlement for bulging disc cases after a car accident in Louisiana.