The average settlement for a concussion from a car accident is rarely consistent. Various factors, such as the source of the car accident, the severity of the injuries suffered, and the presence of other parties can all dramatically affect the potential settlement amount.
After our team assesses the accident, a car accident lawyer from our firm can help you calculate the value of your concussion injury and other damages. Then, we can provide legal support and guidance as we negotiate and fight for compensation on your behalf.
Seeking Damages for a Concussion after a Car Accident
Regardless of the severity of the accident, a concussion can turn into a serious injury quickly. Far too often, car accident victims who bump their heads during a collision simply ignore it, thinking any pain or complications from the collision will disappear on their own.
However, as information from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality shows, concussions can involve traumatic brain injuries, which often carry both long- and short-term consequences for victims. People who suffer traumatic brain injuries often face memory loss, motor impairment, and diminished sensory abilities.
The more severe your concussion and related injuries are, the more compensation you could qualify to seek from the liable party. Some forms of recoverable damages that you may seek include:
- Current and continued medical treatment
- Loss of income and wages
- Psychological damage
- Surgeries and medical procedures
- Property damage
Our team can review the damages you have suffered and help determine what you qualify for to pursue in a personal injury case.
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Establishing Liability is Crucial to Recovering Compensation
If you sustained a concussion or a similar life-altering injury from the reckless behaviors of another driver, you may be able to hold them responsible for your losses. However, there must be evidence to prove the driver’s negligence for you to secure a settlement.
Your ability to show that another driver caused your accident is vital to your case. It can even affect the amount of damages you could recover. Louisiana enforces a comparative negligence law under CC §2323, which means that any fault attributed to you for the accident reduces your recoverable compensation.
Liability is often complex, as several complicating factors may present themselves during an investigation. Explicit reckless driving actions can make liability clear, such as drunk driving, while other accidents occur under ambiguous circumstances. Our team will help you work your way through the legal roadblocks that can accompany a car accident case.
Let Us Gather the Strong Evidence You need after a Car Accident
In most cases, a lawyer from our firm will begin by investigating the car accident from every angle. They will look at the role of other drivers, inspect the conditions of the road at the time of the accident, and interpret any laws that may have some form of relevance in the case. During the investigation, our team will collect several pieces of evidence to support your case, like:
- Cell phone records
- Medical records
- The accident report
- Witness testimony
- Photographs and video footage
We will use this evidence to construct your claim. As we proceed, our team will keep you updated on the status of your case. You can expect regular communication regarding relevant laws, negotiations, and other related details.
Your lawyer will also speak with other parties connected to your case, such as drivers, insurance agents, and law enforcement, on your behalf. Doing so can help us protect the integrity of your case and avoid your statements being used against you. If necessary, we will also contact industry experts and specialists who can help us further support your claim with their testimony.
The Cost of Hiring a Personal Injury Lawyer may not be as Bad as You Think
In the past, we have assisted victims suffering from a wide range of injuries. Our team is here to offer you support and representation as you take your first steps toward recovery.
You may think that pursuing justice is outside of your financial abilities. However, our team focuses on offering accessible legal services by operating on contingency. Having a contingency fee arrangement with our clients means that:
- You do not pay anything for our services upfront.
- We front all of the costs of pursuing your case.
- You owe nothing unless we deliver a settlement to you.
- Our fee comes as a percentage of the compensation we secure for you.
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Your Time Limit for Seeking Compensation in a Concussion Case
Many victims who suffer a concussion in a car accident are unaware of the state and local laws that can impact their chances of moving a case forward. For example, under CC §3492, there is a clear statute of limitations that controls the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit after a car accident in Louisiana.
While this deadline does not affect your insurance claim directly, allowing it to pass can still jeopardize your ability to recover compensation. You may lose leverage in the settlement negotiations and end up missing out on recoverable damages. To prevent this, our team will keep an eye on this deadline even as we fight for a fair out-of-court settlement.
Contact our Attorneys Today to Hire a Car Accident Lawyer
The average settlement for a concussion from a car accident is difficult to pin down. Trying to sort through complex legal jargon alone is no easy task. Adding in the difficulty of a concussion often leaves victims feeling that much more helpless.
At Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers, we understand how a concussion can complicate a car accident case. We are here to represent your rights and fight hard for the compensation you may be eligible to recover. Call us today to speak to a member of our team about your situation.