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Understand How The Value of Your Accident Claim Depends on Extent and Nature of Injuries April 17, 2023

You’ve been in an accident, and now you have serious injuries. The question is: how much will it cost to settle your case? A lot depends on the seriousness of your injuries. If you have soft tissue damage or spinal disk or vertebrae injury, there may be enough money available to pay for rehabilitation services or medical treatment (depending on how badly injured you are).

Meanwhile if your injuries are more severe–such as broken bones or head trauma–then they may be too expensive to fix with just cash payment alone. In this article we’ll look at what factors affect the value of a settlement and how these different situations affect what kind of compensation you can get after an accident like this one.

Soft Tissue vs. “Hard” Injuries

Soft tissue injuries are more common than “hard” ones. A soft tissue injury is one that affects the skin, muscles, tendons and nerves. It can cause pain but not necessarily noticeable bruising. For this reason it is often more difficult to diagnose and treat than a more serious bone fracture or joint dislocation.

Some soft tissue injuries may not show up on x-rays or MRI scans because they do not involve bones or joints; however these types of injuries can still be very painful and unbearable enough to affect settlement value if they occur in an area where your partner will notice them (for example their thighs). CAT scans are also an option if you want further information about any possible damage caused by your accident but they aren’t always necessary depending on how bad things look when you first see them so try not to stress yourself out too much after getting back home from hospital!

Soft Tissue Injuries

Soft tissue injuries include bruises, sprains, strains and contusions. They’re common in sports like football and basketball because they’re more likely to occur when a player is tackled or falls on the ground.

Soft tissue injuries can be treated with ice, compression (a firm bandage), elevation (raising your body up higher than normal) or rest. You may want to seek professional medical attention if the injury is severe enough for you to lose feeling in your limb.

Hard Injuries

  • Broken bones
  • Head injuries
  • Separation, dislocation, and ligament or cartilage tears. These injuries can be serious enough to require surgery. If you have any of these types of injury, your settlement value will be lower than if your injuries weren’t so serious.  However, if you have a moderate to severe head injury and there’s no chance that it will affect your ability to earn an income in the future (for example: you’re still able-bodied), then this could increase settlement value depending on how much money people are willing to pay for their freedom from pain and suffering associated with an injury like this one.

Spinal disk or vertebrae injury.

A spinal disk or vertebrae injury is an injury to the spine, which can cause pain, numbness and weakness in your legs and arms. If you have this type of injury, you may notice that your lower back feels warm to the touch and may also feel tight or painful. This can be caused by damage to nerves in these areas that control balance and walking ability as well as bowel movements.

If a settlement value is high enough, you may be able to get a lump sum payment for your injuries.

If your injuries are serious enough and you can prove that your case is worth more than the amount of money being offered, then you may be able to get a lump sum payment for your injuries. This is different from just getting money for pain and suffering—the injury settlement value would be paid up front in cash without any further compensation after that point.

You will need to talk with an attorney about this option if it’s something that interests you, but it’s not always possible when someone is hit by another driver while walking on footpaths or crossing streets outside designated crosswalks where drivers must stop before turning right onto another street (or left onto another street).

When it comes to injury cases, a good lawyer can be the difference between getting the compensation you need and having it taken away. A lawyer who is familiar with your case will be able to make sure that you get what’s fair and that nothing gets in the way of reaching a settlement agreement.

It’s also important that you talk to someone who knows about how serious your injuries were, as well as their impact on your life today. This kind of information is critical when deciding how much money should be paid out in an injury claim settlement—and whether or not there are any other factors involved (like low-income). Which could affect how much money is awarded at trial.

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The extent and severity of your injuries will affect the amount you receive in a settlement.

For example, if you have a broken leg and need surgery to fix it, this could increase or decrease how much money is awarded to you in a settlement because there are costs associated with such procedures—and those costs (which vary from case-to-case) can be deducted from what’s left over after paying off medical bills and other expenses related specifically to obtaining employment again or otherwise recovering from an injury that took place at work.

The seriousness of your injuries can impact how much money is available for you in a settlement agreement. It’s important that both parties work together beforehand so everyone knows exactly where each other stands financially so there aren’t any surprises later down the road once things start getting settled.

Hopefully, we’ve helped you understand the difference between soft and hard injuries. We all know that it’s important to get the best treatment possible for our injuries, but you also don’t want them to be severe enough that they affect your life or ability to work. If this is something that concerns you, talk with our lawyer about what options are available in your case.

BLFAB Personal Injury Lawyer understands your situation and offers quality legal advice and representation. Let’s discuss your case today in Red Deer. Call us at 587-819-1279.