There are a number of accident types, with a rear-end collision being one of the most common. As such, our law firm receives questions about the average settlement amount for a rear-end collision in Mississippi. Our answer is always the same: it depends. – The extent of damages that a person suffers determines the amount of damages. The type of accident alone doesn’t.
After a rear-end collision, we encourage you to schedule a free consultation with our Mississippi car accident lawyers. We can review your claim, and provide you with an estimate of what your claim may be worth. In the meantime, here are some things that will affect your settlement:
The Extent of Property Damage
Some rear-end collisions cause virtually no property damage. with Slight scrapes and scratches to paint, or minor dents might be the worst of it. On the other hand, rear-end collisions that occur when a vehicle is traveling at a high speed can be catastrophic. The accident might total the vehicle. The amount that you can recover in property damage depends on the extent of the damage. In general, you deserve compensation for the full value of the loss, whether that’s $1,000 or $10,000 or more.
The Severity of Injuries
Again, some people involved in a rear-end collision walk away with relatively minor injuries. They may have stiffness or soreness, but nothing more. Others are severely harmed. In fact, even whiplash, one of the most common injuries in a rear-end crash, can be serious. The injury could require thousands of dollars in medical treatment. While rare, rear-end crashes can cause injuries that leave a claimant with a permanent disability, or can even be fatal.
When a person suffers serious injuries that have greater economic expenses, including costs of future medical care, lost wages, therapy, etc., a settlement will typically be larger.
Non-economic Losses Suffered
Non-economic losses, which are losses for things like the value of a claimant’s pain, suffering, and emotional distress, are also factored into settlement evaluations. If there aren’t serious injuries, it will be difficult to argue for significant damages. However, some people suffer life-long disabilities. They might face scarring, disfigurement, traumatic brain injury, or spinal cord injury. A good lawyer will ensure they receive compensation for their non-economic harm, like pain and suffering.
Contact Our Lawyers Today for Your Free Consultation
As stated above, the value of a rear-end collision case is dependent upon the extent of damages suffered. Therefore it is impossible to say what your case may be worth without first evaluating it. If you have been in a rear-end crash, you can schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with our caring Mississippi car accident lawyers at the Harris Law Firm, PLLC. Or simply give us a call at 877-714-4171. We will give you an honest answer regarding what we think your case is worth.