Your settlement from your Atlanta car accident will depend on your injury and how severely it impacted your life. Car accident compensation is personalized according to your pain levels and expenses. The more severe your condition, the higher your settlement could be.
Our car accident injury attorney can evaluate your situation and explain your case’s potential value.
Your Settlement Value will Depend on the Following
The outcomes of many car accident cases are confidential. So, there is no way to know the average settlement for nerve damage from a car accident in Atlanta. Your case’s value will be determined by:
The Nature of Your Condition
Settlements are based on how much an injury interfered with your life. Nerve damage can impact your everyday activities, depending on where the pain or impairment is located.
Nerve damage that separates the brain and spinal cord is called peripheral neuropathy. According to the Mayo Clinic, this can affect
- Motor skills
- Blood pressure
Injuries that directly damage nerve roots can have even more severe consequences. Damage that impairs your day-to-day life might therefore earn a higher settlement.
How Your Nerve Damage Impacted You
Your compensation can be affected by how much the injury interferes with:
- Daily tasks
- Working ability
- Spousal intimacy
For example, if you have a job requiring fine motor skills and your car accident left you with nerve damage in one of your hands, you may not be able to work. It could also impact your ability to interact with your children. These elements could have an impact on the overall value of your damages.
The Cost of Your Financial Losses
Any medical condition results in bills. What you have already paid, as well as what you are likely to pay in the future, can be reimbursed.
This can include:
- Emergency room visits
- Diagnostic testing
- At-home care
- Medical equipment
- Prescription medications
- Physical therapy
We can also seek compensation for alternative therapies, such as acupuncture. We work with your doctors and specialists to learn about your past expenses, present financial struggles, and future costs. We then use that knowledge to calculate a fair settlement amount.
What Your Future Holds
While you may be thinking of your expenses now, we think of the big picture. We want to secure compensation that will address your prognosis in the months and years to come. Nerve damage injuries can be permanent, leaving you unable to work at your job in the same capacity—or even at all.
In addition to medical experts, we consult economists and actuaries when determining a settlement amount. They can tell us about your injury’s anticipated costs, including those that affect your future earning ability.
Some other factors we include in the value of your case involve:
- Job retraining
- Occupational therapy
- Reduced earning capacity
- Permanent disability
- Long-term care
- Lifelong medications
Your Personal Relationships
We also consider how your injury will impact your relationships with your spouse, family, and friends. Your injury doesn’t just impact your future, but the relationships that are a part of that future. Our team doesn’t want to neglect any aspect of your life that this injury has impacted.
We will consider other factors when determining the overall value of your car accident case in Atlanta.
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Your Settlement May Comprise These Losses
The kinds of damages we pursue will depend on the nature of your condition. Some damages we can pursue are:
- Healthcare costs
- Property damage costs
- Lost wages
- Anti-anxiety medications and antidepressants
- Loss of consortium
- Pain and suffering
If your nerve damage pain has left you anxious, unable to work, and frustrated by everyday tasks, you could receive compensation for those hardships.
How Long do You Have to File Your Case?
The deadline for filing your claim depends on the liable insurer. The deadline for filing your lawsuit, however, depends on the state.
The statute of limitations for filing a lawsuit in Georgia is two years from the date of the accident, per OCGA §9-3-33. Nonetheless, some factors can change that filing window, such as:
- You were injured as a minor.
- You were hurt in a hit-and-run accident.
- The other party hid their identity or left the state.
Talk to one of our car accident lawyers to learn more about your case’s filing deadline.
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