What is the average settlement for a minor car accident?

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In truth, there is no average settlement amount for any car accident claim or any other type of personal injury case, because every case is different. There are simply too many variables in any injury claim to reliably estimate what your case might be worth. That’s why it’s important to call our experienced team of injury attorneys at 888.501.7888 for a free consultation so we can learn the details of your case and get you the maximum amount of compensation you deserve.

In a car wreck injury claim, the damages you’re eligible to receive compensation for are based on your medical bills, the income you’ve lost while you’ve been unable to work, and future losses like ongoing therapy and a decreased ability to earn. Even if you’ve been in a “minor” accident, these costs could vary greatly.

In addition, minor crashes aren’t defined in Louisiana’s legal system, nor are minor injuries. However, Louisiana does have a legal definition of serious injury in Revised Statute 14:102.12:

“Serious bodily injury” means bodily injury which involves unconsciousness, extreme physical pain or protracted and obvious disfigurement, or protracted loss or impairment of the function of a bodily member, organ, or mental faculty, or a substantial risk of death.

Even if you didn’t experience any of these injuries, you can still be negatively impacted for the rest of your life. You could require full- or part-time assistive care, ongoing physical therapy, or assistive devices. You could be left unable to work in the same capacity as before your accident, affecting your future income. You could also be traumatized from your accident, requiring mental help or medication.

All of these costs can be covered by compensation from a car accident injury claim. An experienced personal injury lawyer with Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys can help you prepare your claim to maximize your compensation.

Even if you’ve been in a minor car accident, you need a lawyer to ensure you get the compensation you deserve. A “minor” accident can cause injuries that end up being life-threatening, so call Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys today at 888.501.7888. We provide free consultations and the G Guarantee: You won’t pay a dime unless we win your case.

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