The Nature of the Injury
Brain injuries, paralysis, and loss of limb are
catastrophic injuries. These injuries are typically more debilitating than a broken bone or
torn ligament. The nature of the injury thus affects the amount of damages
you may be able to recover-you are likely to get more for a brain injury
than a broken collarbone.
The Extent to Which the Person Was Injured
While some injuries may be serious, certain injuries may require more extensive
care and treatment. The extent to which you are injured can play a major
role in the amount of damages you are compensated for. For example, if
your traumatic brain injury is so extensive that you require regular medical
care, numerous advanced tests, and other treatment, it may involve more
"damages" than a
burn injury-even though they may be deemed equally painful and severe, the burn injury
involves more straightforward treatment.
The Duration of the Injury
Some people can heal from certain injuries relatively quickly. Even though
they may still miss some time at work and spend some time in the hospital,
they are able to return to their normal activities after recovery. On
the other hand, some injuries are permanent, resulting in life-long damage
to the individual. They may have to completely alter their lifestyle,
adjust their daily routine, and get constant medical care. The length
or duration of the injury will play a significant role in the amount of
damages you may recover.
Other factors that may affect your damages include the number of defendants
involved, the number of victims involved, the amount or type of negligence
involved, and whether or not you were partially at fault in any way.
Have additional questions about the damages you could recover for your
injury case? Call our personal injury lawyers in Harrisburg to get more
insight: (888) 286-2850.