What Are My Injuries Worth?
After an accident, compensation is often necessary for victims to help them deal with the financial burden that often accompanies accident injuries. One of the most common questions asked by clients is, “what are my injuries worth?” The answer is that every case is different, but the experienced personal injury lawyers at Mitch Grissim & Associates can help determine what your claim is worth and zealously advocate on your behalf after an accident. To learn more, call or contact our office today to schedule a free consultation.
The Type of Injury Matters
The first factor that determines the worth of a personal injury claim is the type of injuries sustained in the accident. Injuries affecting the bones, nerves, and internal organs are often worth more in a personal injury case than injuries caused to soft tissues like muscles, tendons, and ligaments. Injuries that can be documented and treated by medical professionals like a broken bone that can be X-rayed are also often worth more than self-reported pain from a strain or sprain. The loss of a body part due to amputation increases the compensation to an accident victim substantially, as does any injury that results in the loss of a body part like the necessary removal of a kidney.
The Severity of Injury Matters
The second factor that dictates the worth of a personal injury claim is the severity of the injuries caused by the accident. The more severe the injury, the more the personal injury claim is worth. This is because severe injuries often cause more pain and require more medical intervention than less serious injuries. The severity of an injury can increase the worth of a type of injury normally seen as less serious, and vice versa. For example, a hairline fracture to a small bone is worth less than a severe sprain that tears a ligament and requires surgery to repair. An experienced personal injury attorney will be able to review the types and severity of injuries in your case to determine what your claims might be worth.
Compensation for Accident Injuries
Compensation for injuries caused by an accident include damages for economic and noneconomic harm suffered by the victim. Economic damages include all out of pocket expenses, including medical bills, lost wages, property damage, and the loss of future income and benefits. Noneconomic damages compensate the victim for their pain and suffering, emotional distress, disability, disfigurement, and loss of enjoyment of life. The type and severity of injuries plays a significant role in both the economic and noneconomic damages calculated in each personal injury claim. To learn more, talk to our office today.
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Have you or someone you know suffered injuries in an accident around the Nashville area? If so, the knowledgeable Nashville personal injury attorneys at Mitch Grissim & Associates are here to help. Call the office or contact us now to schedule a free evaluation of your case today to learn more.