There is no average settlement for Louisiana car accident victims who suffer cervical radiculopathy. The compensation you may be able to recover will depend on the specific damages you endured. Factors that could affect your financial recovery include:
- The severity of your injury
- The cost of necessary treatment
- How it impacts your everyday life, including your ability to work
- Whether you have lasting pain
Understanding How Cervical Radiculopathy Could Affect Your Insurance Payout
Cervical radiculopathy is another name for a pinched nerve in the neck. When there is damage or inflammation of a nerve in your cervical spine, it can cause significant pain and impairment. Cervical radiculopathy from a traffic accident can cause:
- Slowed reflexes
- Limited range of motion due to pain
The concerns related to a pinched nerve can also go beyond your neck. It may affect the shoulder, arm, and hand, too.
Treatment Required for Cervical Radiculopathy from a Traffic Accident
According to Current Reviews in Musculoskeletal Medicine, the treatment necessary for cervical radiculopathy can vary from conservative management of pain to spinal surgery. There is no way to know initially what type of treatment a pinched nerve in the neck may respond to and what it will take to recover from this injury. Possible treatment plans could include:
- Physical therapy
- Oral steroids
- Steroid injections
- Non-narcotic or narcotic pain relievers
- Anterior cervical decompression and fusion (ACDF) surgery
- Cervical disc arthroplasty (CDA) surgery
- Posterior cervical foraminotomy (PCF) surgery
- Ongoing pain management for chronic pain concerns
Lasting Injuries May Result from Cervical Radiculopathy
In some cases, people diagnosed with cervical radiculopathy suffer lasting injuries. This most commonly includes pain, numbness, tingling, and weakness in the affected area. These injuries may require long-term use of pain relievers.
Some people may be unable to return to their previous career or work after a cervical radiculopathy injury, whether due to their pain and impairment or the ongoing use of prescription medication.
In addition, this could dramatically affect their ability to do things they previously enjoyed, handle chores around the house, and even participate actively with their children. As a result, some people may experience reduced quality of life because of their injury.
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Recoverable Damages in a Cervical Radiculopathy Car Accident Injury Case
The damages that a car collision victim with cervical radiculopathy could recover will depend on the expenses and losses they incurred because of their treatment and other accident-related costs. Much of this is based on the severity of their injuries.
Examples of recoverable damages include:
- Medical treatment and related costs
- Future medical expenses, such as physical therapy or continued prescription medications
- Lost income from time missed at work
- Diminished earning ability if you cannot go back to your job
- The cost to repair your car
- Rental car expenses
- Pain and suffering damages
Only after identifying the documents that show the value of these damages will an attorney be able to explain how much a settlement based on your case might be worth.
Securing Financial Recovery Based on Your Louisiana Traffic Accident
You may be able to recover compensation for your losses following a crash that caused you to suffer cervical radiculopathy. To do so, you will need to prove the other driver caused the accident and file a claim based on their auto liability insurance.
The insurer may not want to pay out the compensation you deserve for your injuries, so you will need strong evidence to show your expenses and losses. Our personal injury law firm can help with this, handling your claim and filing a lawsuit if the insurance company will not negotiate in good faith.
Working with an Injury Attorney on Your Louisiana Car Accident Claim
A personal injury attorney from our firm knows how to prepare your claim, which includes compiling the evidence needed to prove your case and the value of your damages.
We can protect your rights and navigate the process on your behalf. If our team cannot negotiate a fair and just settlement, we will represent you at trial and ask the judge and jury for justice.
You have only up to one year to file a suit in most Louisiana car accident cases, per CC Art. 3492. Some accident victims may have less time. Get started as soon as you can after your crash to protect your right to go to trial if that becomes necessary.
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Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers Offers Free Case Reviews for Victims
You can talk to a representative from Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers today about your case. We provide complimentary consultations for victims of crashes in Louisiana and handle these cases on a contingency fee basis. You owe nothing for our representation unless we deliver your settlement or court award.
You can reach our main office in Lafayette by calling (337) 777-7777. We also offer services in Alexandria, Marksville, New Orleans, and surrounding parishes.