$250,000 Policy limits recovery for facial injuries in auto accident
Facial fracture victim receives six-figure settlement
Steve Caya obtained a policy limit settlement of $250,000 on behalf of a client who suffered facial fractures when an inattentive driver turned left in front of the client’s pickup truck.
Facial injuries after a car accident deserve compensation
Facial fractures from car accidents can involve anything from bruised cheekbones, to eye trauma, to multiple fractured bones in the face. These injuries are serious and having lasting effects on the victim. Pain and suffering, scarring, disfigurement, and related injuries involving the brain, neck, and teeth must all be taken into account. Steve Caya works with a network of experts to fully assess the long-term implications of facial injuries.
How is compensation for facial injuries calculated?
There isn’t a formula you can apply – it depends on the circumstances of the accident, as well as the nature and severity of the injuries. Permanent scarring, disfigurement and impairment of the nerves, vision or ability to eat/swallow would be examples of factors that increase the potential financial outcome.
The final settlement amount also depends in part on the individual who was injured. For example a model or actor who can no longer work due to their injuries would have greater losses than someone with the same injuries who works from home.
The best way to understand how much a facial injury claim is worth and build a strong case starts is by discussing your situation with an experienced facial injury attorney.
Before filing a lawsuit there's a few things you should know.
Wisconsin operates under a shared fault law, meaning each person is held responsible for a portion of the liability in a car accident. If you weren't fully at fault for the crash, you are eligible to win compensation for your injuries in a settlement or lawsuit should it come to it. Here's a few more things you need to know about filing a car accident lawsuit in Wisconsin:
- Yes, you can sue after a car accident
- How to file a car accident lawsuit
- How long you have to file a car accident lawsuit
- Timeline of a car accident case
- You can file yourself, but we don't recommend it
- Average car accident compensation amount in Wisconsin
There's no charge for your initial case review, and no fee unless we win. Our law firm is in Janesville, and we're willing to travel anywhere in Wisconsin to discuss your injury claim.