The severity of your broken arm will reflect how much compensation you are entitled to receive. With that, there is no average settlement for a broken arm in a car accident. This article will discuss which aspects of your case can affect your final compensatory award.
Factors That Can Affect Your Car Accident Settlement
The following factors can affect how high or low your final settlement will be:
Your doctor might choose to take x-rays or carry out another diagnostic exam to test your physical capabilities following the accident. They might order you to wear a cast, use a sling, or prescribe ongoing treatment. Start creating a file of all your medical records, as it will serve as evidence when making your case for compensation.
Getting medical help right away will show the urgency and the seriousness of your injury, as well as starting the healing process. Otherwise, the insurance company might use the large gap between the accident and your first doctor’s visit against you while you’re negotiating a settlement.
The Severity of Your Injuries
Whether it is temporary or permanent, suffering a broken arm is going to completely change the way you do your daily routine. However, the longer your injury affects you (e.g., losing mobility, constant pain, relying on assistance), the higher your settlement will probably be.
Comparative Negligence Laws
Under NRS §41.141, as long as you share no more than 50 percent of the blame for the car accident, then you may be able to receive a settlement. However, this amount will be reduced based on your percentage of fault.
For example, if you were driving a few miles over the speed limit and the other driver was texting and T-boned you, you might hold 25% of the blame. In that case, you would get 75% of your potential settlement.
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Damages You Can Claim for a Broken Arm Following a Car Accident
You might be entitled to reimbursement for your:
- Emergency transportation, if applicable
- Pain medication
- Lab work (e.g., x-rays)
- Doctor’s visits
- Physical therapy
Other Compensation You Can Sue for
Your compensation claim is not limited to medical bills since your broken arm has probably impacted other areas of your life. In that case, you may also be able to sue for:
- In-home assistance
- Car repairs or replacement
- Past lost wages
- Future lost earning capacity
- Past and future pain and suffering
- Past and future mental anguish
- Reduced quality of life
Your lawyer can evaluate all your damages to determine an appropriate settlement amount for you to request from the other party’s insurance company.
How a Car Accident Lawyer from Our Firm Can Help You Win a Settlement
Learning how to get through the day with one functional arm can take a toll on you physically and mentally. Don’t let taking on a car accident case add to the stress you’re already experiencing. If you hire our team, we can:
- Speak to your medical team to gauge your recovery process
- Review your medical records (e.g., x-rays)
- Gather photos of your injuries and the accident
- Get eyewitness and expert testimony
- Act as the intermediary between you and the other party’s team
- Fight for an appropriate settlement on your behalf
- Abide by state deadlines
- Take your case to court, if necessary
This list is not exhaustive, as there are other services we can offer you and your family during this difficult time.
We Can Serve You on a Contingency Fee Basis
When you hire our firm, you don’t have to worry about paying us any upfront fees. Once you win a settlement, we will take our payment. We will agree on the portion we will deduct prior to getting started on your case, so there won’t be any surprises.
If we are unsuccessful with obtaining compensation for you, you will not be charged for our time. You face no financial risk when you work with our team.
Get Help from the Attorneys at Bernstein & Poisson Today
Once our team has investigated your accident, we can determine what compensation you might recover. We will then focus on fighting for what you need to get better. Call us today for a free, no-obligation case review.