The settlement value for a concussion depends on many factors of your car accident and injury, including the severity of your injuries and the costs involved.
While there is no one average settlement value for a concussion, we can help you understand how the factors involved in your case affect the amount you may be able to seek in a claim or lawsuit.
We can help you with every step of your case and fight for fair compensation.
How Concussion Injuries Are Valued in a Car Accident Case
Some of the top considerations that play a role in how much you can seek for concussion injuries are:
- How costly your injuries were to treat
- The seriousness of your injuries
- How much your injuries have affected your life
- The degree to which you’ve faced income and career losses
Damages You Can Collect
Basically, the more serious your head injury is and the more it affects your day-to-day life and work, the more damages you may be able to pursue. Still, we can help you determine what damages you could be eligible to seek. There may be damages that you are entitled to claim that you are currently unaware of.
For instance, you could be able to seek recovery for:
- Medical bills, including the costs of hospitalization, emergency room visits, follow-up appointments with a doctor or specialist, and medications
- Lost income and reduced earning capacity if your injuries affected your ability to work in the short term or long term
- Pain and suffering if your injuries caused you serious physical pain and other hardships
If you had damage to your vehicle during the accident, you could also seek financial recovery for property damage to repair or replace your vehicle.
Treatments for Concussions
The symptoms of a concussion could take several days to arise, according to Mayo Clinic. To diagnose that you have a concussion, your doctor may recommend a cranial computerized tomography (CT) scan or a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan.
To treat your injury, you may have to undergo a period of rest. Avoid physical activities and computer work, or other activities that involve mental concentration. For some victims, recovery may entail time missed from work. If you experience headaches in the weeks following the injury, you may have to take certain forms of pain relief medications.
While a concussion may be deemed a mild injury, it is not always a low-cost injury. We can help you seek compensation for your medical bills and time missed at work.
How You Determine What a Fair Offer Looks Like
You may already be receiving offers from an insurance company. It may be tempting to accept the first offer you receive, but keep in mind that this offer may be lower than your case warrants.
One of the best ways to determine if your offer is fair is to have a free consultation with someone from our team. If you work with us, we can:
- Determine the extent of your economic and non-economic losses
- Assess how the accident has affected your life
- Identify a fair value for your case
- Negotiate with the insurer to seek a fair offer and advise you on how to proceed
Essentially, we will help you seek compensation for all of your losses—not just your medical bills. If an insurer does not want to agree to a fair offer, we can also take your case to court.
If we do advise pursuing a lawsuit, keep in mind that we only have two years to file suit in Georgia, per O.C.G.A. § 9-3-33.
Working With a Lawyer When You Have Mild Injuries
No law indicates that you have to work with a lawyer to file an insurance claim, but some victims choose to so that they can focus on their physical recovery. Even when they believe they only suffered minor injuries, legal representation can take the burden of making a claim or filing a lawsuit off your shoulders.
We can help you deal with an insurer that questions your injuries in the following ways:
- An insurer may try to make you a lowball offer because your injury isn’t deemed to be life-threatening or catastrophic. Even if you had medical expenses, your claim could be challenged or denied.
- An insurer might try to say that you worsened your own injuries. If, for any reason, there was a delay or a gap in your treatment, the insurer could try to say that you caused your own injury or made the symptoms worse.
- An insurer could use your social media posts or other comments to challenge your claim. If you’re asked to make a recorded statement or an insurer investigates your social media accounts, they may try to claim that you aren’t as injured as you say you are.
We can stand by your side through every step of your case, fighting for the best possible outcome. We will also handle all communications with insurers and other third parties throughout the duration of your case—so that you can focus on healing while we handle the legal details.
We Can Fight for a Fair Outcome
At our law firm, we take pride in our record of winning big for our clients. Some reasons why you may want to choose our team include:
- A record of obtaining million-dollar settlements
- Our Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rating, speaking to our team’s ethical standards
- Our AVVO Client Choice Award
- Our contingency-fee basis, which entails no upfront fees
Start Working With Us Today
We will get to work for you. Call Bader Scott Injury Lawyers today for a free consultation and to learn more about settlements for concussion injuries in car accident cases. Reach us at (404) 888-8888 or contact us online.