According to the Texas Department of Transportation, 205,498 persons were injured in motor vehicle accidents within the state in 2020.
A driver or passenger can suffer a wide variety of different injuries in a car accident. A concussion is an injury that frequently occurs in car accidents.
But concussion symptoms sometimes take longer to present themselves than other injuries like broken bones. Despite this delay, a concussion can lead to other side effects that can negatively affect your life in multiple ways.
If you suffered a concussion in a car accident, a settlement could help compensate you for the harm you suffered.
Even if you did not have a concussion, your car accident settlement amount could vary based on the other injuries you suffered.
Contact a car accident attorney at Armstrong, Lee & Baker LLP today to discuss your claim.
Concussion Settlement Amounts: What Is the Value of My Claim?
If someone else caused your accident by acting negligently or wrongfully, you could hold them accountable by filing a personal injury lawsuit against them.
In some cases, their insurance company may offer a settlement to avoid the uncertainty of taking the case to trial.
When considering a settlement, you want to ensure that the settlement amount covers all of the expenses you have paid as a result of the injury.
Unfortunately, there is no set average for a concussion car accident settlement because amounts vary widely based on the unique facts of each case.
Car accident victims can claim:
- Medical costs;
- Rehabilitation costs;
- Lost wages;
- Loss of future earning capacity; and
- Pain and suffering.
Even though a concussion might seem like a minor injury, hospital bills add up quickly. In fact, CBS News reported that the average emergency room bill in Texas costs approximately $2,318 per visit.
Additionally, some serious concussions can cause long-term issues like consistent headaches and memory loss.
If this happened to you, you could recover more in your concussion car accident settlement due to the long-term impact of the injury.
An experienced car accident lawyer can help determine what amount is fair and will compensate you fully in a personal injury claim. Contact us today so we can review your case.
How Can an Armstrong, Lee & Baker LLP Attorney Affect Concussion Settlement Amounts in Car Accident Cases?
Insurance companies use a variety of tactics to achieve their goal of paying out as little as possible in settlements to car accident victims.
They might try to convince you to accept a settlement offer that is significantly lower than what you deserve.
With one of our experienced car accident attorneys in your corner, we can help ensure that the settlement offer adequately compensates you for the damages you incurred.
Our attorneys have received many accolades and awards for their hard work on behalf of our clients.
For example, Super Lawyers recognized Scott Armstrong as a Rising Star—an accolade afforded to only 2.5% of attorneys under 40. He has also been recognized by various Texas magazines as a “top lawyer” in Houston.
We do not consider our clients just another number, and we take our responsibility to obtain justice on your behalf very seriously. Reach out to us today, so we can get started.