What is a targeted price for soft-tissue injuries?

Submitted by searly_7 on Wed, 07/15/2009 - 22:14

I was in an auto accident in Dec.2008 and was injuried with back, neck, and eg injuries. I had to have therapy, no copay. Copay to the M.D. was made. I have just finished therapy. My car was repair and claim for car settled. I do not want to pay an attorney if I can process this claim myself.
I will have to sleep on a contour mattress to ease my sleeping pain and misery. They also want me to sleep with a contour pillow, all of which costs around $3000. They consider this soft-tissue injuries, what is a targeted range to ask for settlement? Thanks!

Posted: 16 Jul 2009 12:25 Post Subject:

Without knowing at least the exact extent of injury, amount of medicals and type of treatment it is impossible for anyone to offer a ballpark guess. I can see them questioning the matress and pillow for 3K.

Posted: 16 Jul 2009 12:46 Post Subject: INJURIES

I WILL ALWAYS HAVE TROUBLE WITH MY BACK. I HAVE TO BE CAREFUL HOW I MOVE OR PICK UP THINGS OR TURN FROM POSITION TO POSITION. NOTHING IS BROKEN! MY NECK HAS A NAGGING PAIN IF I DON'T SLEEP ON THE CONTOUR PILLOW. MY LEG HURTS DAILY AND I HAVE TO HAVE SHOTS FOR IT. I HOPE THIS HELPS!

Posted: 16 Jul 2009 02:00 Post Subject:

My daughter was recently in an accident with me and received soft tissue injuries. Usually they do not settle for a high amount. Hers was $3000 and her medical bills were $1500. Even getting that amount was like pulling teeth.
Your case may be different since you have lifetime injuries. Hopefully someone here can help you figure out a good value. Getting an atty is expensive..33 1/3. It really was not worth it for her case but they were also handling mine..wish I would have found this place first.

Posted: 16 Jul 2009 03:00 Post Subject:

Attorneys who share the claim value are the best in such circumstances. They have the expertise and knowledge of making small money big and as long as they share with the proceeeds and fetch more than what you could get otherwise you should be happy.

Posted: 16 Jul 2009 03:46 Post Subject:

How much were your medical bills? Of the bills, how much was for treatment and how much was for tests.

Posted: 23 Jul 2009 01:51 Post Subject:

I have to disagree a bit with Neetalia. I had an atty for my daughter and unless you have a lot of medical bills and ongoing problems from the wreck a soft tissue injury will not yeild a big settlement. They say it does not go by medical bills but when they did my daughters case the atty kept harping on the fact it would have helped if there had been more bills. This really aggravated me and I let them know. It was like they wanted her to be hurt more. I do not think atty always have the best interests in mind for their clients.

Posted: 23 Jul 2009 09:39 Post Subject:

How much were your medical bills? Of the bills, how much was for treatment and how much was for tests.



Dasfuk, can you please explain your reason for asking the above question? How can the amounts possibly affect the claim?

Posted: 25 Jul 2009 04:34 Post Subject:

How can the amounts possibly affect the claim?



The amount of medical bills coupled with the type of injury, extent of injury and any permanent injury always come into play. The amount of bills is not the only factor regarding settlement but is one tool in helping to come to an amount. (If someone runs up 10K in MRI bills with limited treatment, not really helping their settlement amount.)

Posted: 25 Mar 2013 03:23 Post Subject: rear ended

I have soft tissue damage 3 aggravated disc whiplash and a fracture.what kind of settlement can I exspect?

Posted: 25 Mar 2013 04:27 Post Subject:

I have soft tissue damage 3 aggravated disc whiplash and a fracture.what kind of settlement can I exspect?



One that you have accepted.

Posted: 27 May 2013 11:09 Post Subject:

I have a toren rotater cuff due to a work injury and im now goin to therapy, and I can barely lift my left arm and you mean to tell me that im goin to get paid next to nothing?

Posted: 28 May 2013 04:36 Post Subject:

Your injury is a workers' compensation loss. You will be compensated according to state law.

Posted: 28 May 2013 04:45 Post Subject:

You should get medical and other benefits under your state's Worker's Compensation insurance program. Regardless of who was at fault, you should have immediately informed your employer about the accident so that they could take necessary steps after consulting the insurance provider. For up-to-date information on workers' compensation in your state, contact your state's workers' compensation office.

Posted: 13 Jul 2013 07:20 Post Subject: car accident

I was invovled in a car accident I suffered from soft tissue injrys and was a passenger... I sprain my ankle and lacarations also back and neck pain ..what type of compensatiton should I ask for

Posted: 13 Jul 2013 02:41 Post Subject:

Money or aspirin . . . or both.

Posted: 27 May 2014 05:14 Post Subject: Auto accident

I was rear ended while I was parked, hurt my neck, insurance company wants to give me 600.00 for my injury and pain and suffering, is that a fair amount.!! :

Posted: 27 May 2014 05:17 Post Subject:

is that a fair amount.!!



Who knows... you don't mention anything about your actual injury, treatment, liability, medical expenses or location.

But it does sound to be like you just had a sore neck with little to no medical treatment.

Posted: 27 May 2014 07:24 Post Subject:

Are you disabled? Did you lose time from work? Did you go to the Emergency Room? Have you been treated by an MD? What permanent injury have you suffered?

You are entitled to 100% of your legitimate medical expenses and lost time from work. Unless you are seriously disabled, that's about all you can expect, plus maybe a couple of hundred dollars for your trouble.

You did not find the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

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