Your Personal Injury Lawyers
Call 1-888-404-5167
Preszler Injury Lawyers

What Is the Average Settlement for a Car Accident?

Monetary payments awarded to injured car accident victims may help compensate them for medical expenses, and other damages they incurred as a result of their collision. These costs could include lost wages resulting from an inability to return to work, emotional trauma resulting from the accident, and possibly more.

Since every case is unique and settlements are determined by a number of factors, there is no average settlement for a car accident.

Proving the Negligence of the Other Driver

In the Province of Ontario, if you were injured in a collision with another driver, regardless of who was at fault, you may be able to collect accident benefits. However, if you are found to be partially responsible for your collision, the amount of compensation you may receive through a lawsuit or tort claim may be reduced.

If you can prove that the collision occurred because of the other driver’s negligence, you may be able to seek damages for compensation that aren’t covered by your accident benefits. In order to prove that the other driver behaved negligently on the road, a car accident lawyer may be able to help you compile and present various forms of evidence.

Examples of driver negligence include:

Determining the Severity of Your Injuries

The severity of a car accident victim’s injuries can play a significant role in determining the settlement amount they are awarded. Common injuries resulting from car accident that may entitle victims to compensation include:

  • Head injuries, including concussions
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Broken or fractured bones
  • Chronic Pain
  • Mental Health Disorders like Depression and Anxiety
  • Whiplash
  • Back and neck injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Paralysis
  • Internal organ damage
  • Disfigurement or dismemberment
  • And more

Settlement amounts may be able to cover the costs of medical expenses incurred by injured victims, as well as an estimation of medical costs they may be required to pay in the future.

Other Damages You May Be Able to Recover

Car accident settlements may include compensation for pain and suffering and for lost wages, due to a victim’s inability to return to work. If a victim’s injuries permanently reduce their earning capabilities, settlement amounts may include an amount for past and future loss of income.

Settlements may also include the costs of in-home medical care, as well as housekeeping costs if a victim’s injuries prevent them from performing routine activities.

After a serious car accident, in addition to physical injuries, victims could sustain psychological trauma, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). If the car accident victim sustained catastrophic injuries, they may be able to receive significant benefits from their accident benefit insurer.

Contact Preszler Injury Lawyers Today

The amount of compensation you may receive for the injuries you sustained in a car accident depends on many factors that are unique to your case. Based on the details of your situation, a personal injury lawyer may be able to provide you with an estimated settlement amount together with the rationale as to how the amount was arrived at.  For a free, initial consultation, call Preszler Injury Lawyers today at 1-800-JUSTICE.

Call us now at

151 Eglinton Ave W,
Toronto, ON
M4R 1A6
Fax: 1-855-364-7027
Toll Free: 1-888-608-2111
4145 N Service Rd
Burlington, ON
L7L 4X6
Fax: 1-855-364-7027
Toll Free: 1-888-608-2111
2 County Ct Blvd #400,
Brampton, ON
L6W 3W8
Fax: 1-855-364-7027
Toll Free: 1-888-608-2111
105 Consumers Drive
Whitby, ON
L1N 1C4
Fax: 1-855-364-7027
Toll Free: 1-888-608-2111
92 Caplan Ave #121,
Barrie, ON
L4N 0Z7
Fax: 1-855-364-7027
Toll Free: 1-888-608-2111
380 Wellington St Tower B, 6th Floor,
London, ON
N6A 5B5
Toll Free: 1-888-608-2111
2233 Argentia Rd Suite 302,
East Tower Mississauga, ON
L5N 6A6
Toll Free: 1-888-608-2111
1 Hunter St E,
Hamilton, ON
L8N 3W1
Fax: 1-855-364-7027
Toll Free: 1-888-608-2111
459 George St N,
Peterborough, ON
K9H 3R9
Fax: 1-855-364-7027
Toll Free: 1-888-608-2111
22 Frederick Street,
Suite 700
Kitchener, ON N2H 6M6
Fax: 1-855-364-7027
Toll Free: 1-888-608-2111
116 Lisgar Street, Suite 300
Ottawa ON
K2P 0C2
Toll Free: 1-888-608-2111
10 Milner Business Ct #300,
Scarborough, ON
M1B 3C6
Toll Free: 1-888-608-2111
*consultation offices

DISCLAIMER: Please be advised that the header image and other images throughout this website may include both lawyer and non-lawyer/paralegal employees of Preszler Injury Lawyers and DPJP Professional Corporation and unrelated third parties. Our spokesperson John Fraser, or any other non-lawyer/paralegals in our marketing is not to be construed in any way as misleading to the public. Our marketing efforts are not intended to suggest qualitative superiority to other lawyers, paralegals or law firms in any way. Any questions regarding the usage of non-lawyers in our legal marketing or otherwise can be directed to our management team. Please also note that past results are not indicative of future results and that each case is unique and that case results listed on site are from experiences across Canada and are not specific to any province. Please be advised that some of the content on this website may be out of date. None of the content is intended to act as legal advice as each situation is independent and unique and requires individual legal advice from a licensed lawyer or paralegal. For legal advice on your individual situation – we can provide legal guidance after you have contacted our firm and we have established a lawyer-client relationship contractually. Maximum contingency fee charged is 33%. Finally, our usage of awards and logos for awards does not suggest qualitative superiority to other lawyers, paralegals or law firms. All awards received from third party organizations have been done so through their own reasonable evaluative process and do not include any payment for these awards except for the use of the award logos for our marketing assets. We are also proud to service additional provinces like Alberta, British Columbia and Nova Scotia.