Once the shock and disbelief has worn off after you’ve been in a car accident, one of the first questions that will come to your mind is, Am I going to get a lot of money because of this injury? Your immediate reaction to that question might be guilt or shame, but please be assured that this is a completely normal question. It’s perfectly fine to wonder about the type of settlement that you could get for your injuries because some car wrecks injuries have life long consequences.
Let’s take a look at some of the most high-paying injuries that can result after an accident.
A brain or a head injury is one of the most common results of car wrecks. That’s because not every car is equipped with an airbag, or it could be because the airbag failed. Perhaps your head struck the steering wheel, or even the windshield. During the impact, the brain can be jostled around inside the skull, which almost always results in some type of traumatic injury. Concussions, bleeds and other life-threatening injuries to the brain are very common. These types of injuries aren’t always easy to identify just by looking at a person, so if you hit your head during your accident, it’s important to be seen by a doctor. Even a minor brain injury can have lifelong consequences, and can be eligible for a significant payout in a an accident case.
Back injuries are also very common after a car accident, and they don’t always show up right away. Some people experience pain immediately, but for others, it can take a few days or weeks before the pain becomes a problem. Lumbar spine injuries, disc injuries or other types of back injuries can also have serious lifelong ramifications. Even after you begin to feel better, the devastating effects of your accident are likely to be felt for the rest of your life, and can result in additional injuries that can affect your ability to work or do other normal activities. For that reason, and because the pain is so debilitating, back injuries usually receive high payouts in car wrecks.
Just like back injuries, neck injuries can also result in serious physical consequences that can haunt you for life. Minor injuries like whiplash aren’t too serious, but sometimes discs in the neck can be affected too. Cervical radiculopathy is an injury that causes a great deal of pain, and it can resurface for the rest of your life, or lead to other types of injuries in the neck or in your back.
When determining your payout after a car accident, several factors are taken into consideration. Your pain and suffering, your projected loss of enjoyment of life, your loss of income both now and in the future, and the impact the accident will have on you are all important. The best way to ensure you receive the maximum payout for your injuries after an accident is to consult an experienced attorney.