Type of Injury
If you or a loved on has suffered a serious, catastrophic, or wrongful death injury, there are several factors that will affect the value of your personal injury claim. One factor is the type of injury that you sustain. For example, a sprain and strain injury does not have the same value as a herniated disc injury, although they may require the same type and length of treatment. A herniated disc that does not resolve, could require epidural injections, pain management, and possibly surgery. A sprain and strain injury usually resolves within 3 - 6 months and insurance companies will not value the claim beyond 6 - 8 months of treatment. The permanency of an injury will increase the value of a personal injury claim. Injuries requiring surgery, such as broken bones, torn ligaments, and ruptured discs will also increase the value of a personal injury claim. In the case of a wrongful death, the age of the victim and survivors are all factors to be considered.
Broken bone injury
Neck injury / Whiplash / Herniated disc / Sprain and strain
Back injury / Spinal injury
Soft tissue injury