How the Extent of Your Injuries Affect Your Claim
The severity of a victim’s injury determines the amount of compensation available. Generally speaking, the more severe the injuries, the more compensation available.
Below, we have provided a very general overview of your possible options following different types of injuries:
- Minor injuries: Cuts, scrapes, bruises, contusions, and other minor injuries typically require minimal medical attention, and victims rarely lose work over them. We may recommend you file an insurance claim against the culpable party.
- Moderate injuries: With whiplash, sprains and strains, broken bones, serious lacerations, and other moderate injuries, you can incur significant medical and incidental costs, as well as lose work time. Getting an appropriate settlement from an insurance company can be challenging, and most claimants do significantly better when they retain legal representation.
- Severe injuries: Permanent harm—such as traumatic brain injury, paralysis, or the loss of a limb—can produce high expenses for a lifetime. These cases may require litigation to secure an award to cover past, current, and future costs.
Our legal team thoroughly investigates every aspect of your personal injury case to determine the best path forward to achieving optimal results.