There is no average settlement for cervical radiculopathy after a car accident. These cases’ values are determined on an individual basis. One claimant could recover millions of dollars in damages, while another could only collect a few thousand.
The severity of your injury, the length of your recovery period, and your injury’s overall impact determine how much your settlement is worth. A personal injury lawyer from our team can help you obtain a settlement if you have cervical radiculopathy from a car accident.
Commonly Asked Questions About Cervical Radiculopathy After a Collision
Our team prides itself on being communicative. You will know everything about the progression of your case as it develops. We can also answer any questions that you may have about your options or the legal process itself.
Some commonly asked questions that we get from our clients include:
What Factors Impact the Value of Your Case?
The severity of your injuries, the cost of your damages, and your quality of life will determine your case’s overall value. Other factors that could increase your settlement’s value include:
- The length of your condition
- The treatments you required
- Your interpersonal relationships
- Your ability to work
- Your mobility and independence
- Your quality of life and day-to-day function
Other factors can come into play aside from those listed here.
Can You Get More Money Through a Claim or Lawsuit?
This is a difficult question to answer because many insurance settlements are confidential. So, we cannot know their exact amounts. However, we do know this: when you file a claim, you can only collect up to the liable policy’s limits. If those policy limits do not meet your financial needs, then you can file a lawsuit against the negligent driver and ask for more money.
Our team can assess your case and provide you with more information on this topic when you give us a call. Most cases are settled without going to trial, per the American Bar Association (ABA).
Can You Pursue Compensation Even if You Were Partially at Fault?
As long as you did not primarily cause the collision, you can seek damages. Third parties will determine fault and assign you a percentage.
So, suppose you were 10 percent responsible for an accident that caused $50,000 in damages. That 10 percent would take away from your final settlement. In this instance, you could only pursue $45,000. You would have to pay the remaining $5,000 on your own.
This makes determining fault in accidents important. You don’t want to be denied money because of an unfair assignment of fault.
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Recoverable Damages from a Cervical Radiculopathy Injury
A car accident can leave you with expensive bills and lasting pain and mental anguish. Your lawyer will estimate your damages’ value based on your current and anticipated medical bills, vehicle repair bills, and quality of life.
Here are some of the damages you may be able to recover for a cervical radiculopathy injury caused by a car accident:
Property Damage Expenses
You may be able to recover financial compensation for the damage to your vehicle, including:
- Tow truck expenses
- Auto body repairs
- Engine repairs
- Vehicle replacement costs
Serious injuries often result in great medical expenses. You may be entitled to compensation for damages such as:
- Emergency medical treatment
- Ambulance bills
- Diagnostic imaging tests, such as x-rays
- Medical equipment, such as cervical collars
- Pain management medications, such as oral or injectable corticosteroids
- Physical therapy to reduce the pressure on your pinched nerve
- Surgeries, such as anterior cervical discectomy and fusion, artificial disk replacement, and posterior cervical laminoforaminotomy
Pain and Suffering
Cervical radiculopathy may negatively impact your life, especially if your injury causes chronic pain or requires surgical treatment. You can recover compensation for pain and suffering if your injuries:
- Cause permanent nerve damage
- Leave you with chronic pain
- Require a long recovery period
- Require surgical treatment
- Cause you to develop anxiety, depression, or other mental health problems
- Reduce your overall quality of life
How Our Firm Can Help You After a Car Accident
Our team can help you with every step of the financial recovery process after a car accident. Insurance companies often want to settle cases quickly and cheaply, but your lawyer will fight for your best interests. You can expect your lawyer to:
- Investigate the accident to determine who caused it
- Estimate the value of your damages
- Collect medical bills and records from every healthcare provider you have seen
- File a claim with the insurance company
- Submit supporting documents
- Evaluate settlement offers
- Negotiate a settlement
- File a lawsuit
- Represent you in court
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Time Limits for Legal Action After a Car Accident Injury
Sometimes, insurance companies deny perfectly valid claims. In this instance, you can sue the at-fault driver, but you must do so before the statute of limitations runs out. OCGA §9-3-33 sets the statute of limitations for personal injury cases at two years. You have two years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit. After that, you forfeit your right to sue.
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Kaine Law Is Ready to Fight for Your Rights
If you suffer from cervical radiculopathy after a car accident caused by another driver, Kaine Law can seek damages for your medical bills, pain and suffering, and more. Our team has multiple decades of experience and has obtained millions in damages for our clients.
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