Car accidents vary based on factors such as the severity of your injuries and how much they cost you to treat—which is why there isn’t a single average settlement for soft tissue injuries that we can point to.
To determine the value of your case, we will look at:
- The total value of your medical expenses, income losses, and other damages
- How much the accident has affected your life and relationships
- Past cases similar to yours
The Costs Involved in Treating Soft Tissue Injuries
According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, a soft tissue injury could include:
- Contusions (also known as bruising)
- Strains and sprains
Treatments recommended to heal these injuries could include:
- Elevating the area
- Anti-inflammatory medications
- Steroid injections
- Surgery, if the injury involved a torn ligament or another more serious condition
While soft-tissue injuries could heal relatively quickly, the cost of missing work due to time spent in recovery and the cost of expensive surgeries or physical therapy could be substantial.
We can include your past and present losses in the value of your case. You may not yet have a sense of what your case is worth, but you may be able to seek more money than you realize.
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Seek Treatment to Document Your Injuries
If you’re hurt after an accident, we recommend seeking treatment and getting a diagnosis from a doctor. Even if you didn’t need emergency room care or an ambulance ride after the accident, you can follow up with your general practitioner or another provider in order to get the care you need.
We recommend doing this so that we have documentation of your injuries to show the insurance company. If there is no record of your injuries, it can be hard to justify your case’s value.
How We Determine What Your Soft-Tissue Injury Claim Could Be Worth
It can be hard to know what kind of offer would be fair in your case, especially if you are not done with your medical treatment and still require additional care. We will look at your financial and non-financial costs to determine your case’s value. This may include:
- Medical bills (including any estimated future costs)
- Rehabilitation costs
- Out-of-pocket costs
- Past lost income
- Reduced earning capacity, if your injuries affect your ability to work
- Property damage expenses, including vehicle repair or replacement
We can also consider less tangible losses, such as your pain and suffering (past and future). For instance, your injuries may have led to a great deal of pain, or the experience of the accident itself may have left you traumatized. These hardships have value.
One of the main reasons why you may want to speak with someone from our team before moving forward is that we can identify every dollar available in your case. We can represent your interests and fight for the best possible outcome.
When the Insurance Claims Process Becomes Complicated
When you’re looking at medical bills coming in after an accident, you could think that getting repayment for these expenses will be a simple process. There are many reasons why an insurance claim can be much more challenging than you may realize, however.
For instance, an insurance company:
- May try to get you to make a recorded statement—and use your words against you
- Offer you a lowball settlement and pressure you into accepting it
- Try to deny your claim or downplay the severity of your injuries
Your soft tissue injuries could be dismissed by the insurer, but we will fight for what you deserve. If someone’s negligence led to your accident, we can seek compensation for the full value of your losses—and we will handle all negotiations with the insurer for you.
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Should I Work with a Lawyer if I Have Mild or Moderate Injuries?
Even if your injuries are only mild, you may not realize just how much you could seek in a claim or lawsuit. Consider your options to get perspective on your case:
- While you don’t need to work with a lawyer by law, we recommend that you at least take advantage of a free call with our team to get advice on your next steps.
- During your call, you can ask us how much your case could be worth and what damages you may qualify to seek.
- We can tell you more about how we can represent your case and handle the legal process for you.
We can also remind you about any approaching deadlines for your case, such as Nevada’s statute of limitations, per NRS §11.190(4)(e). This law limits the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit, so we recommend taking advantage of your free call as soon as possible.
Is it Worth it to Hire a Lawyer?
Some may wonder if it’s worth paying for a lawyer if your injuries aren’t catastrophic, while others may wonder if they can afford a lawyer at all. We work based on contingency fees, which means that you don’t have to worry about legal fees.
Consider the following:
- We can get started on your case with no out-of-pocket costs involved.
- We only take payment out of the settlement or award we win for you.
We don’t want to add to your bills after an accident, but we do want to help you recover all of the bills you’ve paid (and will pay) for your injuries.
Call Today for Your Free Case Review with the Attorneys at Bernstein & Poisson
We have obtained hundreds of millions for our clients, and we want to get to work for you. Call us to learn more about average car accident settlements for soft tissue injuries like yours. The call is free, and there is no obligation.
Call (702) 633-3333 to start the financial recovery process.