Following the traumatic experience of a car accident, your feelings of shock and awe will probably turn to thoughts of how to practically repair the damage caused. If you were not at fault, you will obviously look to the other party to pay your bills.
This is especially the case if you have a neck injury and are wondering what your case is worth. Here are some practical considerations when trying to answer that question (but for an overall estimate of your car accident case value, click here: What Is My Car Accident Case Worth?)
- Surgery to correct a neck injury from a car accident can cost tens of thousands of dollars.
- Following surgery for neck injuries, many prescriptions and other doctor recommendations will preclude patients from taking part in manual labor and other work they were able to perform before the car accident.
- The rehabilitation process for most neck injuries will prevent patients from strenuous activities for many weeks or many months.
- The value of a neck injury case can vary from a few thousand dollars to well north of one hundred thousand dollars.
These considerations should give you more context when trying to formulate how much your neck injury case is worth. The big factors in these cases are 1) the extent of medical bills 2) time missed from work and 3) how much pain the plaintiff will endure on a long-term basis because of the accident.
There are typically not many non-economic damages considered in this category of car accident litigation; on the other hand, it normally boils down to a more concrete analysis of pain and loss.
For additional information about cervical injuries, view our FAQ's here.