There is no average settlement for broken wrists in car accidents. Every crash and collision cause different losses that affect each victim differently. So, each case and injury will have a different value.
You can assign a value to all your losses to find out how much your case is worth, though.
Assigning Value to Your Losses
Economic losses are generally easier to evaluate, as they have receipts connected to them. You can simply add up these receipts. For non-economic losses, however, you need to come up with figures that compensate you for those specific damages.
For instance, the following are important outcomes of an accident that do not have a specific value:
- Pain and suffering (past and future)
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of limb
The loss of a family member is another result of a car accident that cannot be made up for with a financial award. However, the pain and suffering and loss of support, guidance, and consortium you might suffer could make you eligible for damages from a wrongful death case.
Your loved one’s medical bills prior to their passing and the funeral and burial costs may also be compensable.
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How You Could Have Broken Your Wrist in Your Car Accident
Many arm injuries occur due to accident victims putting their arms up in front of them to protect themselves upon impact, as the airbags are quickly inflating. This reaction can result in fractures, sprains, and bruises (in addition to any present bone breaks).
You could have also hit your arm on items flying around in the cabin during the accident or on the dashboard, door, window, or steering wheel.
After an Accident That Causes a Broken Wrist
Facing a broken wrist that is primarily someone else’s fault can feel exhausting and scary. Make sure to call emergency services so the police can file an accident report. Then, seek treatment for your injuries. Mayo Clinic reports that a doctor can use X-rays, CT scans, MRI, and ultrasounds to diagnose your injuries.
Listen to your medical team so that you can reach maximum medical improvement, and you know how much your medical costs will be in the future. The insurer will likely call you after the accident with a settlement offer that might seem fair. Do not accept it. You will not have had enough time to evaluate your losses or discover how long your healing process will be and what kind of treatment you will require.
Filing a Claim
You will need to provide the insurer with evidence that the other party caused your accident and that the accident caused you damages. With this proof, you need to provide your demand letter listing all of your accident-related losses (and their respective costs).
Then, you need to negotiate for a settlement. The insurer might pay you what you need, or they might unfairly deny your claim, delay the process, attempt to confuse you, or end contact in hopes that you just give up.
Filing a Lawsuit
You do not need to accept defeat when the insurer does not want to pay you fairly. You can file a lawsuit for compensation. Then, you can negotiate for a settlement with the other party until the court date. At that time, you take your case to court in hopes of securing an award from the judge or jury.
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Let Your Lawyer Step In and Handle Your Broken Wrist Car Accident Case
You might not even be able to write your own name due to your broken wrist. You should not feel pressured to take on your case all by yourself. Our car accident lawyer can advocate for you and inform you of your rights and options. Then, they can:
- Assign value to your losses using the knowledge they have of other, similar cases
- Fight for a fair settlement
- Deal with communications with the insurance company and opposing legal team
Your healing and your family should not take a backseat to dealing with legal details and paperwork.
How Your Lawyer Will Prove That the Other Party Harmed You
Your lawyer will have to prove negligence and fault in order for you to collect compensation. This will require them to display these facts:
- The other party owed you a duty of care.
- The other party violated this duty.
- This violation caused or contributed to the accident.
- The accident resulted in losses for you and your family.
Your lawyer will need evidence to prove these things. Such proof can be found in:
- Video footage taken from traffic cameras, security systems, dashboard cameras, and social media, or the news
- Photos of the damage to your vehicle and your body
- Eyewitness accounts of the accident
- Accident reconstructionists
- The weather report from the day of the accident
- The accident report
Bader Scott Injury Lawyers Are Ready to Help You
Call us at (404) 888-8888 to receive a free consultation about your accident and how your life has been affected by the events of the collision. Let us help you fight for justice and a financial award that can remove some stress from your life. Just because there is no average settlement for broken wrists in car accidents doesn’t mean we can’t help you predict the settlement figure you may secure via a claim or lawsuit.