Despite my considerable experience as a Fort Worth personal injury lawyer, I cannot definitely tell you what different bodily injury claims are worth. Every case is different, which is why it is so important that you seek a consultation with a board certified personal injury attorney to discuss your unique situation. Generally, however, it is possible to identify the types of injuries which will result in a greater settlement.
Typically, injuries sustained in car, truck and motorcycle wrecks will be of a serious enough nature that they will require substantial medical treatment and will affect the victim’s future earning capacity. In terms of medical expenses, injuries such as amputation (loss of limbs), spinal cord injuries, paralysis and traumatic brain injury (TBI) are worth more than injuries such as whiplash or soft tissue damage.
A study published by the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery suggested that hand, finger and wrist injuries are among the most expensive specific injuries because in addition to the cost of surgery and medical care, the injury victim is unable to perform routine tasks. Their ability to work or do household chores is severely affected if they cannot use their hands. Other bodily injuries highlighted in the study include knee and leg injuries, hip injuries, and head injuries.
As a Fort Worth personal injury lawyer, I know that you are going to receive substantially more compensation from the insurance company if the injuries you have sustained are permanent or will affect your life in the long term. Similarly, if you have suffered multiple injuries from the same accident (e.g. whiplash, broken bones, and scarring) you should expect to recover far more money than if you just had whiplash injuries alone.
Under Texas civil law, personal injury victims are entitled to recover the following types of compensation after an accident caused by someone else’s negligence:
- Physical Pain
- Mental Anguish
- Physical Impairment
- Medical Expenses
- Loss of Earning Capacity
- Loss of Consortium
- Loss of Services
For a free assessment review of your personal injury case, please contact the Fort Worth personal injury and wrongful death attorneys at the Anderson Law Firm for a no obligation consultation. Call toll free at 800-354-6275 or locally at 817-294-1900.
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