What Type of Injuries Get the Highest Settlements?
What Type of Injuries Get the Highest Settlements?

What Type of Injuries Get the Highest Settlements?

Were you injured in a car crash? The more severe your injury, the more financial compensation you're likely to get.

Were you injured in a car crash? The more severe your injury, the more financial compensation you’re likely to get.

In this article, we’ll take a closer look at some of the injuries that get the highest settlements and the factors that go into calculating the exact dollar amount of your claim value. While no number can do justice to the injuries you’ve suffered, it is fair to seek higher damage compensation for more severe injuries.

As Denver’s top personal injury lawyers, we know what it takes to get fair compensation.

Injuries That Usually Get the Highest Settlements From Denver Auto Accidents

One of the most important factors to consider when determining how much an injury claim is worth is proving the at-fault party’s negligence. As the injury victim, it’s your responsibility to prove the other party’s wrongdoing and that their actions caused your injuries. Our team of Denver personal injury lawyers has helped countless Denver injury victims recover the maximum compensation possible to help them move on with a life that will be changed forever due to one person’s negligence.

Here are some of the injuries that result from car accidents and generally end in a sizable payout to the injury victim.

Neck, Back, and Spinal Cord Injuries

A spinal cord injury has the power to change a person’s entire life course. From a bulging disc or herniated disc to paralysis, any type of spinal cord injury is uncomfortable and debilitating to some degree. But some can severely limit a person’s ability to continue life as they did before the injury.

A slipped, bulging, or herniated disc is not a minor injury. When it occurs in a specific location of the spine and has a severe enough impact, it can cause paralysis, such as quadriplegia or paraplegia, depending on where the spinal cord gets injured.

Personal injury lawsuits involving spinal cord injuries often get higher payouts since they are such serious injuries with lasting impact. An injury victim who walks away from a car accident with permanent paralysis can win a settlement ranging from several thousands of dollars to millions. It depends on the unique circumstances of your case and how much the injury has impacted your life. As every car accident case is unique, we can’t guarantee or promise a quote here, but we can review your case details and give you an honest, professional opinion regarding the value of your injury claim.

Traumatic Brain Injuries (And Other Serious Head Injuries)

Traumatic brain injuries and other head injuries are another category of severe injury that calls for a higher settlement award. This is because head injuries can cause permanent behavior and personality changes. Other symptoms of TBI or head injury include loss of cognitive abilities, permanent paralysis, speech impairment, and sensory and vision problems.

Concussions are often thought of as a “mild” head injury, but that’s far from the truth. While it’s possible for some injury victims to experience a mild concussion, a high-speed collision could cause a more serious concussion that results in life-long challenges.

About one in ten people who experience a concussion will develop a syndrome called “post-concussion syndrome, which will affect them long-term with symptoms like anxiety, changes in behavior and lack of emotional regulation, chronic fatigue, sleep disturbances, irritability, and sensitivity to light and sound. Imagine a person living a completely normal and happy life with a healthy sense of well-being experiencing these symptoms due to one negligent driver’s poor decisions.

The injury victim should not and doesn’t need to suffer these life-altering consequences in silence. They can seek justice with the help of a skilled personal injury lawyer who will fight aggressively to win them the right settlement amount.

Crush Injuries and Severe Lacerations

In 2019, the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) outlined clear criteria for what is considered a “serious injury” following an accident. Any deep cuts that expose tissue, muscle, and bone and cause excessive bleeding are considered severe injuries and can be life-threatening. Broken, distorted, or crushed limbs are also considered catastrophic injuries in personal injury law and generally call for a generous settlement award to help the victim cover medical bills and other damages.

What Factors Will Affect My Settlement Amount?

Insurance companies will consider both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages are the expenses you incur, such as medical bills, car repair, hospital stays, ambulance fees, and anything you have paid out of pocket.

Non-economic damages are the pain and suffering you can’t necessarily calculate or that don’t have a fixed cost. This is where you can get a hefty upgrade on your settlement, especially for more severe injuries that affect you long-term. Non-economic damages also include how you’ve suffered from your injuries with regard to your ability to enjoy life and how your loved ones have been affected due to your injury.

Factors to Discuss With Your Denver Personal Injury Lawyer to Determine How Much You Could Win

Before taking your case on, we’ll review all the details to assess how strong of a case you have. We only go to court if we know we can win your case. If you have a history of filing claims, that’s not a great indication and could negatively affect your chance of winning the fair compensation amount you really deserve. Even so, we will fight aggressively to win you the money you deserve for this particular case and everything you’ve been through.

Do I Really Need a Lawyer for a Car Accident Injury?

The short answer is: it depends. If you are injured, it’s definitely worth speaking with a personal injury lawyer because this can make a huge difference in the amount you recover. On the other hand, if you did not get medical treatment or just went one time, you probably don’t need a lawyer.

Handling a personal injury claim is not a walk in the park, and an experienced lawyer can help you navigate the legal process and win a higher settlement.

A lawyer can also ensure that you recover all possible damages. A car accident lawyer knows how to compile the correct information and how to present it to the insurance company. Someone without legal training would certainly miss out on areas that would result in more money.

Another thing to remember is that insurance companies want to pay the lowest amount possible. But if you have a skilled attorney negotiating on your behalf, they are less likely to try and lowball you.

The bottom line is if you want to maximize your car accident settlement, it’s worth it to hire a lawyer.

Contact a Denver Personal Injury Lawyer Today to Find Out How Much Your Case Could Be Worth

We take pride in giving innocent injury victims a voice in the justice system. If you’ve been involved in an accident and are now living with the consequences of a negligent driver’s careless or reckless driving, give us a call. We want to help you win the highest settlement possible for all of your pain and suffering.

We will happily answer all of your questions and give you an authentic and honest assessment of your case and how much it could be worth. If we decide to take your case on, we’ll get to work right away so you can focus on healing while we take care of all of the legal proceedings on your behalf. Our compassion mixed with experience gives us the perfect recipe for knowing how to devise a strategic plan that’s tailored to your unique case.

Call us today for a free consultation. We’ll fight to the end until you get the compensation you deserve.

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