Car accidents can cause considerable physical, emotional, and financial damage, but these damages vary based on each individual’s situation. Because of the uniqueness of each case, settlements for nerve damage after an accident will vary widely. However, you should know that you could seek several forms of compensation for your medical costs and many other losses associated with nerve damage after a crash.
If you sustained a nerve damage injury in an accident, an attorney can explain your options for seeking a settlement. They can also build a case based on evidence to show why you deserve compensation. In addition, an attorney can offer you guidance through every step of your car accident case.
How Much Money Will I Get From a Car Accident Settlement for Nerve Damage?
The amount of money that a victim receives for nerve damage after a crash depends on the severity of the case. Because severe injuries often lead to proportionately serious consequences – such as longer periods away from work, higher medical costs, and more—serious injuries often come with higher settlement amounts.
A lawyer can evaluate all your categories of losses to explain a goal settlement amount in your case. They will review the following damages:
Financial compensation for nerve damage can cover all medical expenses related to this type of injury. Whether you have to get advanced surgeries, take certain medications, attend long-term physical therapy, or get other treatments, you can recover all the costs necessary to heal from the injury.
Again, the higher your medical bills, the more you may be able to seek in a settlement.
Serious nerve damage near the spine or in the arms could leave you unable to work your normal job. Generally speaking, the higher the value of your lost income, the more you could seek in a case.
You could recover these losses:
- Missed paychecks
- Missed bonuses or tips
- Missed opportunities for promotions
Permanent and Long-Term Nerve Damage
When your nerve damage leads to permanent injuries, you may claim additional financial compensation. Permanent damage may be defined by a change in your ability to work or a loss of livelihood, such as disability.
These cases require that you collect the medical documentation that supports your permanent health consequences. An attorney can gather evidence to show you have a disability or impairment.
Pain or Suffering Can Increase Compensation
Your financial compensation can increase if you were in severe pain or faced significant psychological challenges as a result of the nerve damage or accident. If you have a disability due to the crash, you could also be facing depression.
Proving your right to seek compensation for pain and suffering is more complicated; in this case, your lawyer may need to provide records of therapy or even witness testimony from your treating mental health professional.
What Documents do I Need to Make a Claim?
Generally, car accidents can cause high losses, including material damage to cars and hospitalization, medication, and rehabilitation costs. This is especially true if there are effects on the driver’s nervous system.
To prove the extent of your losses, you or a lawyer must submit strong evidence. Documentation may include:
- Images and medical records showing the injuries sustained in the accident
- The estimates for treatments, surgeries, rehabilitation therapies, and other medical bills
- Police reports
- Witness statements
- Expert medical testimony
- Records of missed paychecks
- The total repair bill for property damage (your car)
When you’re recovering after a crash, you shouldn’t have to gather this evidence on your own. An attorney can do this for you.
How an Attorney Can Help After a Crash Resulting in Nerve Damage
If a driver’s negligence leaves your nervous system injured, a lawyer can help you fight for your legal rights, including compensation. An attorney will obtain a clear picture of your case and what you may be entitled to recover.
Then, an attorney can handle all the complexities of your legal case, including:
- Gathering crucial forms of evidence to prove your losses
- Linking the defendant’s negligence to your injuries
- Protecting your legal right to seek compensation
- Negotiating with the other party for you
- Handling all communications involved in your case
- Taking your case to trial if necessary
- Working to ensure a smooth legal process
Our attorneys do not receive money directly from you before you start a case. We only receive a percentage of the financial compensation obtained at the end of a case.* This amount is previously established with you through a written agreement. You only pay your attorney if they win your case.
Seek Legal Support From George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers
The attorneys at George Sink, P.A. Injury Lawyers can help. We can review your case and support you in your endeavor to recover from your injuries. We will also help you seek fair financial compensation for all your losses.
Call our team today to get your free consultation: (843) 779-1777. You can ask us more about what to expect from a car accident settlement if you have nerve damage.