Typical Compensation for Cases of Motorway Accidents
The amount of financial compensation you may be entitled to for your motorway accident depends on the nature of your injuries, the extent of those injuries, and how your injuries have and will affect your life. If you had any pre-existing medical conditions that have since gotten worse, then these will also be considered by your solicitor.
The key thing to remember here, is that the settlement demand put forward to the other side by your solicitor must be fair and proportionate to your injuries. If it is not, then the other side may contest the claim value which will cause a setback. To ensure that the extent of your injuries is properly determined, your solicitor will set up a medical examination for you, which will take place 2-3 weeks into the accident claims process.
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Payout estimates for motorway accidents
As previously mentioned, payouts are based on the nature and extent of your injuries. But, some injuries do of course demand a higher payout than others.
Whiplash is graded on a scale of 1-4. Minor whiplash (grade 1) can result in a payout of £1,000 to £4,500. Moderate whiplash (grade 2) can result in a payout of £5,000 to £11,000. Moderate to severe whiplash (grade 3) can result in a payout of up to £35,000. Severe whiplash (grade 4) can result in a payout exceeding £60,000.
Cuts and bruises
Cuts and bruises sustained in motorway accidents usually result in a payout of £1,000 to £15,000. The higher compensation amounts are deserved for lacerations to the face that will leave scarring as well as disfigurement. Also, if there is any nerve damage, then you can expect a higher payout than somebody without nerve damage.
Broken bones, fractures
Broken bones and fractures can lead to a payout of up to £20,000 although some people are paid more. Your recovery period and prognosis will be factored into any settlement demand put forward to the other side. Also, any broken bones or fractures to limbs of the body will receive a higher payout, since these injuries will reduce mobility.
Spinal injuries can cause lifelong paralysis. Payouts for the worst cases can exceed £1 million, although most cases have a value of between £20,000 and £50,000. The amount you may be owed depends on the factors described above. For a more accurate estimate, you should discuss your case with a lawyer who specialises in spinal injuries.
Expert claims advice
For a more accurate estimated payout for your injury, you should discuss your case with a lawyer who works for a reputable law firm.