Recent Back Injury Settlement Amounts in Florida
Wondering about a potential lower back injury settlement amount, or questioning how much should you settle for a back injury sustained in a traffic accident? Our personal injury lawyers have compiled this guide to help answer your questions. Whether you’ve injured your lower back in a car accident in Ocala or a car accident in The Villages, suffered a devastating spinal injury due to someone else’s negligence, or you’re awaiting a lower back pain truck accident settlement, you are entitled to compensation.
The goal of a settlement offer is to provide sufficient compensation to the victim for the damages they have suffered as a result of an accident.
One of the questions our injury attorneys hear most often is what the average settlement for a back injury is in Florida.
What Is the Average Back Injury Settlement in Florida?
Settlements depend greatly on the unique circumstances of each case which is why there is no accurate average settlement amount for car accidents in Florida. Yet, below are some car accident back injury settlement examples here at the Glover Law Firm in Ocala and The Villages. As you can see, the settlements range anywhere from $125,000 to $1,500,000.
How Much Is a Back Injury Worth in Florida?
If you find yourself searching Google for, “how much is the average settlement for a back injury” or “how much compensation will I get for a back injury” it’s important to understand that average settlement payout can range from $10,000 to $1,500,000+.
Your particular back injury case could command a greater or lesser payout, depending on the circumstances. Back injury settlement amounts in personal injury cases or motor vehicle accidents are heavily dependent on a number of factors.
Let’s explore some of those considerations that help determine settlement amounts for back injuries in Florida.
Recent Back Injury Settlements in Florida
$1,100,000 settlement payout for back, neck, & shoulder injuries sustained in a truck accident near Ocala.
A client in our Ocala office suffered severe injuries as a result of a motor vehicle accident when a semi-truck rear-ended their vehicle. As a result of the injuries sustained from the truck accident, the client underwent shoulder surgery.
$1,500,000 settlement for back, neck, & traumatic brain injuries.
from a pedestrian accident with a pick-up truck in The Villages.
This $1.5M back injury settlement from 2021 had an opening offer of $35,000. Our client in The Villages was dealing with severe injury, in addition to pain & suffering as a result of the negligent driver of the pickup. After undergoing neck surgery to help repair the damage from their accident, we were able to secure a significant payout that helped the client settle their medical expenses and avoid debt.
$125,000 recent payout for neck & back injuries for a pedestrian accident in The Villages, FL.
Injuries are often severe when we’re looking at an accident between a motor vehicle and a pedestrian, and the initial offer of $10,000 was not going to be sufficient to cover medical expenses, time loss at work, and the accompanying quality of life issues that develop with injury. When our client – the pedestrian – was struck by a vehicle in a gas station parking lot, multiple injuries resulted, ultimately requiring significant physical therapy & non-surgical intervention.
$150,000 truck accident payout for neck & back injuries in Ocala, FL.
Following a head-on crash with a truck, our client was not even offered any compensation for injuries sustained to their neck & back. As a result of our tireless efforts in arguing this truck accident case, we were able to secure a significant settlement for our client.
$145,000 accident settlement for a motor vehicle accident case with knee & back injuries in The Villages.
This MVA case involved a commercial vehicle, specifically a van. Due to the nature of the accident, and the circumstances surrounding the company and driver, we successfully argued to win our client’s case and get them the payout settlement they deserved.
$250,000 motor vehicle accident settlement with multiple injuries in Ocala, FL.
Back & neck injuries are serious by nature, and there’s no such thing as minor surgery. Luckily for this client, surgery was not a recommended treatment by their medical team. But that doesn’t mean our client just went back to life as normal following their accident. Life is usually never back to normal following a major motor vehicle accident with severe injury. After first receiving a $10,000 initial settlement offer, we were able to advocate for our client, and ultimately get 25x that initial offer amount.
Factors That Influence Florida Back Injury Settlements
Back injuries are a common occurrence in motor vehicle accidents, with the settlement amounts dependent on the specific circumstances of your particular case. For instance, see how much you could get for a multiple herniated disc car accident settlement.
Severity of Injury
The severity of your injuries is one of the most influential factors when calculating back injury settlements.
Minor back injuries usually result in lower settlement offers, while serious ones such as a spinal cord injury, can lead to higher, more substantial payouts.
The differences in payout amounts from one case to another are easy to see when factors like medical expenses, missed work time, rehabilitation, and ongoing pain management are considered.
Therefore, it makes sense that victims who suffer from more serious injuries that require a longer healing time are entitled to higher settlements than those with minor back injuries.
What Types of Damages Can You Recover in a Back Injury Case in Florida?
Typically, what you can recover from a back injury settlement falls into two categories, economic and non-economic damages.
Economic damages refer to the expenses that you wouldn’t have had to pay if the accident which caused your injury hadn’t occurred.
These expenses are tangible and can be proven with evidence, like receipts and medical bills. Here are some common examples of economic damages awarded in back injury settlements:
- Vehicle & property damages
- Medical expenses
- Surgical procedures
- Aftercare & ongoing treatment
- Loss of wages and/or employment
- Reduced earning capacity
It’s crucial to maintain a comprehensive record of all the payments or bills associated with your back injury in order to precisely determine the settlement amount.
It’s also important to be mindful of how damages resulting from a back injury can be challenging to assess accurately.
Besides economic losses, non-economic damages are also taken into account when determining the value of a back injury settlement claim.
In addition to a monetary award, non-economic damages often include compensation for such intangible effects suffered by accident victims.
Some non-economic damages include:
- Emotional distress
- Loss of companionship
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of the enjoyment of life
Similar to economic damages, more severe injuries result in higher compensation for non-economic damages.
Book a Free Consultation With an Experienced Florida Back Injury & Accident Lawyer Today
As you have learned if you’re reading this far down, without first conducting a detailed analysis of your particular situation it’s impossible to determine the exact value of your back injury settlement amount. Be sure to explore typical settlement for car accidents in Florida.
If you still have questions or you would like to speak with a lawyer, we encourage you to contact us today to book a free consultation so we can review the settlement potential of your back injury case.
We have offices in both The Villages and Ocala, Florida, so you can be confident that there is always an accident & injury attorney nearby when you choose The Glover Law Firm.
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