There is no way to calculate an average settlement for car accidents resulting in a pinched nerve, as this injury can affect victims in different ways. Even those who suffer the same injury may not experience it the same way. For example, this type of injury can affect a person’s relationships, livelihood, and everyday life.
There are also many other expenses and losses car accident victims may endure that are not set in stone. No two car accidents are exactly alike, which is why our team approaches each case with fresh eyes. A car accident attorney in Lafayette from our firm can help you put a fair settlement value on your case after a thorough investigation.
Treatment and Expenses Related to Suffering a Pinched Nerve
A pinched nerve can vary in severity from relatively benign and quick-resolving to a serious injury that causes chronic pain and impairment. In many cases, doctors recommend rest and observation. These injuries may go away in time with only conservative treatment. Some people can return to work in days or weeks following a pinched nerve.
Others take longer. Some require narcotic pain control, surgery, intensive physical therapy, and rehabilitation. According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, necessary treatment for a pinched nerve could include:
- Physical therapy
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
- Oral corticosteroids
- Narcotic painkillers
- Steroid injection
Some people may live with the pain, restricted movement, and disability caused by a pinched nerve for the rest of their lives. This injury may mean they cannot return to their previous career and activities or may not be able to work at all.
Recoverable Damages Based on a Pinched Nerve and the Required Treatment
The losses and expenses car accident victims face because of a pinched nerve are often recoverable under Louisiana auto insurance laws. Victims can submit an insurance claim or sue the at-fault driver, which may allow them to recover damages related to their injuries, including:
- Ambulance transportation
- Emergency department evaluation
- Medical treatment and support
- Prescription drug costs
- Future medical care needs
- Lost wages
- Diminished ability to work
- The cost of services they could previously provide their family
- Pain and suffering damages
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There are Also Other Damages to Consider
Some recoverable damages in a traffic accident case have little to do with the type or severity of injuries suffered. Other factors could affect compensation available, as well, including:
- Vehicle repair or replacement
- Rental car costs
- Additional out-of-pocket expenses
An Attorney Can Help You File a Claim and Settle Your Car Accident Case
Many traffic accident victims opt to work with personal injury law firms. An attorney from our team may be able to handle all aspects of your claim and reach an agreeable settlement based on the damages you experienced. The following are some advantages of working with our firm:
- We know how the claims process works.
- We will navigate the claims process for you.
- Our lawyers will determine the estimated value of your losses.
- We will investigate your case and gather evidence.
- We will negotiate with the insurer for you.
- You will not need to worry about your legal case.
- You can focus on treatment and healing.
Our team also provides complimentary initial consultations. During this no-obligation confidential conversation, you can learn about your options and how our services work. We will answer any questions you have about the process.
If you decide to hire us, one of our attorneys will represent you based on a contingency fee agreement. You will not need to pay us anything from your accounts to get started on the case—our team gets paid from the settlement or award we recover for you.
When do I Need to Take Action Based on My Pinched Nerve Injury?
If the insurer will not settle for an appropriate amount based on your damages, our team can sue the liable party and represent you at trial, as well.
It can take time to understand the severity and impact a pinched nerve will continue to have on your life. As a result, you may be tempted to wait to call our team about your case. However, this could jeopardize your rights.
Under CC Art. 3492, there is generally a one-year deadline for suing the liable driver in Louisiana collision cases. In some instances, you could have even less time. As such, you may want to consider speaking with our team about your case as soon as possible. We can help you determine the best course of action based on what is known and what is not regarding your injuries.
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Connect with Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers About Your Louisiana Injury Crash
You can talk with a team member at Laborde Earles Injury Lawyers about your rights and next steps today. We provide free case assessments and consultations for potential clients hurt in Louisiana traffic accidents. We understand the frustrations you face and want to make this process easier for you and your family.
Call (337) 777-7777 to reach our main office in Lafayette today.