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Car Accident Injury Payouts – How Much Could You Be Awarded?

Car accident injury settlement amounts can vary depending on the severity of the injury suffered. To find out how much your personal injury claim might be worth, our guide offers essential reading on how to go out about proving your case against another party.

If you were injured in a road traffic accident that was not your fault, you may be wondering how much your claim for compensation may be worth. Also what a car accident injury settlement process entails. Our guide provides information and advice on the sort of evidence required to support a claim. In addition, we cover how much could be awarded for various injuries sustained in a car accident.

Car accident injury payouts guide

Car accident injury settlement amounts

Our guide to car accident compensation also explains how a settlement is calculated. As well as, why you would be entitled to receive both general damages for the injuries you sustained, as well as special damages for the losses and expenses you incurred. In addition, we explain how a No Win No Fee solicitor could represent you when you make a car accident claim.

To find out more, please continue reading our guide on car accident injury settlement amounts. If you would like to discuss a car accident claim, whether your case is valid, and how much you may receive in personal injury compensation, please get in touch with Legal Expert. You can do this on the following telephone number 0800 073 8804.

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A Guide To Car Accident Injury Settlement Amounts

Our guide to car accident injury settlement amounts provides information and advice on how to go about proving a claim. We explain how a No Win No Fee solicitor could ensure you receive a fair settlement for the injuries and losses you suffered. Also, we offer advice on how much claimants are awarded for various injuries. Whether soft tissue damage right through to serious brain injuries.

In addition, we provide information on how compensation payouts are calculated. Along with,  explaining why you could be entitled to receive general damages and special damages. Moreover, we have included a table indicating amounts awarded in general damages for various injuries commonly suffered by claimants who were involved in a car accident. The amounts are based on the Judicial College Guidelines. Finally, how a No Win No Fee solicitor from Legal Expert could assist you when it comes to achieving this the right amount of compensation following a car accident in which you suffered injuries.

Our guide explains how a Conditional Fee Agreement works. And how a No Win No Fee solicitor could act on your behalf once they are satisfied you have a strong car accident claim against another party.

To speak to a Legal Expert adviser, please get in touch today.

What Are Car Accident Injury Settlement Amounts?

If you were injured in a car accident, providing you can show you were not ‘at fault’ for the incident occurring, you could be entitled to seek compensation not only for any injuries sustained but also for any losses and expenses you had to pay out as a result of the road traffic accident.

You would need to gather as much evidence as you can to support your claim which includes the following:

  • Photos of where the car accident happened.
  • As well as, photos of any injuries you or passengers in your vehicle sustained.
  • Also, photos of the damage caused to your car.
  • Witness contact details.
  • A police report if the authorities were called to the scene of the car accident.
  • Medical reports providing comprehensive details of all injuries you and/or the passengers in your car sustained.
  • Last but not least, the details of the other driver which includes car registration, insurance details/

The more evidence you have to support a car accident claim, the stronger your case will be. When it comes to the most common injuries suffered in a road traffic accident, these are typically as follows:

  • Soft tissue damage – commonly to the neck which is otherwise referred to as whiplash
  • Broken or fractured bones
  • Injuries to the back and spine
  • Leg and pelvic injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Brain damage
  • Burns

The car accident injury payout you may be awarded would reflect the severity of the injury you suffered. In short, the more serious an injury happens to be the higher settlement you would receive in a successful claim.

To find out whether you have a valid car accident claim against a negligent party, please contact Legal Expert today.

Car Accident Injury Payouts For Soft Tissue Injuries

A common injury sustained in a car accident is whiplash. The injury occurs as a result of your head being rocked violently back and forwards. Or from side to side when the vehicle you are travelling in is involved in a road traffic accident. This causes damage to muscles, ligaments, and tendons found in your neck as they are stretched beyond a normal reach. This type of soft tissue injury can be minor.  However, on the contrary, it can be extremely painful and debilitating. Where the injury is extremely severe, the consequence can leave a person with permanent disabilities.

Therefore, if you would like to find out whether you have a valid soft tissue damage claim following a car accident which was caused by another driver, call Legal Expert today.

Car Accident Injury Payouts For Broken Bones

Other common injuries that can be sustained in a car accident are broken bones. The settlement amount you could be awarded would depend on how your life has been impacted by the injury due to its severity. As such, you would receive a higher payout for broken bones if the injuries you suffered are deemed extremely serious.

Based on the Judicial College Guidelines, payouts for broken bones vary with a claimant who suffered severe injuries to the wrist being awarded up to £58,180 for total loss of function. Whereas if you sustained an injury to your ankle, you may be awarded up to £65,420 if your injury is deemed extremely serious. The figures taken from the JCG only cover pain and suffering, not any losses you experience as a result of your injury

If you suffered broken bones in a car accident and would like to know if you have a valid case against a negligent another driver, please contact a member of the Legal Expert team today.

Car Accident Back Injury Payout Amounts

All too often when you suffer whiplash in a car accident, your spine and back could sustain damage too. Should this be the case, the consequences can be debilitating which means you would be unable to work during the time it takes you to recover. If the back injury is extremely severe, you may be left with lifelong health issues and disabilities.

With this said, settlements can be up to £151,070 for an extremely serious injury to the back that leaves a person with permanent disabilities. This figure is for general damages it does not include specials damages.

To speak to a Legal Expert adviser about claiming compensation for a back injury sustained in a car accident, please get in touch today.

Car Accident Hip, Pelvic And Leg Injury Payouts

Other common injuries sustained in car accident involve damage to legs and to pelvic regions of the body. They are the type of injuries which could result in you not being able to work for a longer period of time. Should your injuries be very serious, you may not even be able to carry on working again.

Car accident pelvic and leg injury payouts will ultimately depend on the severity of the injury and the impact this has on the claimant overall. Injuries to the pelvis and hips according to the JC guidelines can achieve up to £122,.8690. Whereas injuries to the legs can be awarded as much as £264,650 for total loss of both legs. Please note that these figures are for the pain and suffering caused by the injuries they do not include any expenses and losses.

To speak to Legal Expert about pelvic and leg injuries sustained in a car accident and to find out whether you have a valid case, please get in touch today.

Car Accident Injury Payouts For Head And Brain Injuries

Car accident injury payouts for head and brain injuries based on the Judicial College Guidelines tend to be higher because of the damage sustained. Many people who suffer injuries to the head are left with long lasting health issues. Brain injuries can leave a person with lifelong disabilities which means they are dependant on others for the remainder of their lives.

The amount you may be awarded for a head or brain injury could be as much as £379,100 for claimants who suffer very severe brain damage. This figure only looks at loss of amenity, pain and suffering. It does not take into account the amount of care a person may need or what they will need in the future due to adaptations.

Contact a member of our team to find out whether your car accident claim is valid if you or a family member/partner sustained head or brain injuries in the incident.

Car Accident Burn Injury Payouts

If you suffered burns in a car accident for which you were not at fault, you may be able to seek compensation. This compensation may cover the pain, suffering and losses you had to deal with as a consequence. Typical car accident burn injury payouts are based on the severity of the injury. They also look at how future life and ability to work is affected.

The level of general damages you may be awarded in a successful personal injury claim should you have suffered burns that cover 40% or more of your body would be over £98,000. This amount is based on the Judicial College Guidelines.

For a more accurate idea of how much you could expect to receive in the way of car accident burn injury payout, please contact Legal Expert today.

How Are Personal Injury Compensation Payouts Calculated?

Personal injury compensation is calculated in two parts. You would be awarded general damages for the pain, suffering and loss of amenity you had to endure. Also possibly special damages for the losses you incurred and expenses because of your injury. These two damages would be awarded in a successful claim.

If you decide to use a solicitor they may use Judicial College Guidelines to value the general damages part of your claim. The more serious an injury happens to be, the higher settlement that could be paid out to a claimant. Special damages could be used to cover losses caused by your injuries. Combined these would make you car accident injury settlement amounts.

To discuss a car accident claim with a member of our team, please contact Legal Expert today.

Car Accident Injury Settlement Amounts Calculator

Rather than include a car accident payout calculator we have decided to use a compensation table based on brackets in the Judicial College Giuldienes. The amounts shown are based on the Judicial College Guidelines for general damages. Special damages are not included.

Injury Type and SeverityGeneral Damages Awarded (Judicial College Guidelines)
Minor brain damage or injury to the head£2,070 to £11,980
Severe Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)£56,180 to £94,470
Soft tissue injury in the chest, fracture to the ribsUp to £3,710
Seat belt compression causing damage to lungs£6,190 to £11,820
Neck injury where recovery is estimated in 2 years£4,080 to £7,410

If you would like to speak to a member of the Legal Expert team regarding car accident payouts and how much your claim might be worth, please get in touch today.

How Special Damages Are Calculated

When it comes to special damages, these are based on ‘actual’ losses and expenses a claimant had to deal with. These are as a result of having been injured through no fault of their own. As such, receipts and other documents are required to support claims for special damages in personal injury claims.

Providing you have receipts and other relevant documents to support any claims for special damages, you could claim back the following;

  • Home and vehicle adaptations should these be necessary due to the injuries you suffered.
  • Care costs should you need assistance around the home with daily chores during your recovery.
  • Medical expenses and this includes prescription costs, private therapy, treatment, and rehabilitation. All other medical treatment which is not covered by the NHS.
  • Travel expenses which includes how much you pay out to get to the place where you are being treated. This covers whether you get there and back by car, train, bus, or taxi.
  • Other expenditure connected to the injury you suffered.
  • Loss of any earnings you incurred during the time you were off work recovering from your injury.
  • Loss of any future income if you suffered severe injuries which prevent you from carrying out your job again.

To discuss a car accident claim with a Legal Expert adviser, please get in touch today.

No Win No Fee Car Accident Injury Payouts

A Legal Expert adviser will assess your car accident claim which would be done in an initial, no-obligation consultation that is free of charge. If it is found that your case against a negligent party is strong, you would be offered a No Win No Fee solicitor. As such, you would not have to pay any fees for a solicitor to begin their investigations whether upfront or ongoing.

You would sign a Conditional Fee Agreement with the solicitor who represents you. This legal contract sets out the T&Cs of the No Win No Fee Agreement together with the percentage known as a ‘success fee’. This fee would only be payable to the solicitor when you are awarded personal injury compensation.

If your case is unsuccessful, the success fee would be waived. In short, you would not have to pay the No Win No Fee solicitor for the legal representation they provided.

To speak to a Legal Expert adviser, please contact a member of our team today.

Contact Us About Your Vehicle Accident

If you are ready to begin a claim for car accident settlement amounts call our team. If would like to discuss your case with a member of the Legal Expert team, you can contact an adviser in the following ways:

  • Telephone on the following number 0800 073 8804 – our lines are open 7 days a week.
  • Using our 24-hour live chat.
  • Emailing us at info@legalexpert.co.uk
  • Requesting we call you back.
  • Filling our online claims form by clicking here.

Essential References

For more information on the Highway Code, please follow the link provided:

The Highway Code

If you suffer whiplash in a car accident and would like more information on this type of neck injury, please click on the link provided:

Diagnosis and treatment of whiplash

For a more in-depth guide to whiplash and why a claim could be refused, please read our guide by the following link below:

A guide to whiplash compensation

To find out why a medical report is important when making a personal injury claim, please read our guide by clicking on the link provided:

The importance of a medical report in personal injury claims

Written by Wood.

Edited By Melissa.

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