Factors that Affect Personal Injury Claim Value
June 11, 2015
Most personal injury settlements utilize some sort of formula to calculate the damages you are due, and these formulas generally utilize a multiplier to determine your damages. Multipliers are connected to the amount of pain you have suffered.
Variables in your accident which may indicate a higher multiplier will be used include:
- Broken bones, head injury, joint injury, wounding, vertebrae injury, nerve damage, etc.
- Medical expenses primarily needed for treatment
- Long recovery period anticipated
- Prescription medication for the injury
- Medical treatment by a doctor, clinic, or hospital
- Permanent injury such as scarring, stiffness, weakness, or loss of mobility
- Physical or emotional distress from the injury
Other injuries can mean a lower multiplier is used such as soft tissue damages as in a sprain or bruise, or if a short recovery period is expected.
Other factors which could affect the amount of compensation you may be eligible to recover include:
Whether youshare fault for the accident
- Witnesses who can strengthen you case
- Your organization and patience with the claims and settlement process
Having a skilled attorney on your side can make all the difference in how your claim is presented and how much compensation you can be eligible for.
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