What Factors Affect Personal Injury Claims?
There are many factors which affect the value of a personal injury claim following a car accident. One of those is whether your injuries are “hard” injuries or “soft” injuries.
A hard injury is a broken bone, a head injury, a joint injury, wounds, nerve damage or vertebrae injury, while a soft injury is a strain, sprain or bruise. Whiplash is considered a soft tissue injury, which is one reason it can be difficult to prove—even though it is a very real medical issue.
A long-term injury treatment period or a long recovery period can affect the value of your car accident claim, as can permanent injuries, including scars, stiffness, weakness, or loss of mobility.
If your injuries resulted in physical or emotional distress, or caused daily life interruptions (missed work, missed school or training, missed vacation or recreation, a canceled special event), you are likely to be awarded higher damages than if your accident caused little life interruption, physical distress or emotional distress.
If you were not at fault for the accident, your compensation will be higher, as it will if you have witnesses to the accident, or the other driver is not credible or sympathetic.
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