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How much is my personal injury claim worth?

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There’s no easy answer when it comes to putting a price on your or your loved ones’ quality of life after an accident.

Compensation amounts for Personal Injury claims depend on a host of factors, mostly surrounding the extent of injuries and the degree to which they impact your life – both now and in the future.

There’s no easy answer when it comes to putting a price on your or your loved ones’ quality of life after an accident.

It’s safe to assume that a life will be impacted according to the severity of the injury and the more serious, the more your day-to-day life will be impacted.

This “impact” includes:

  • the loss of past and future wages
  • health care expenses
  • decrease in future earning capacity

The purpose of compensation is to account for these changes by providing monetary support to help your quality of life resemble, as much as possible, that which you enjoyed prior to the accident.

Soft Tissue Injuries

Common in motor vehicle accident cases are soft tissue injuries that affect the neck and back. Often referred to as “whiplash” injuries, soft tissue claims make up the majority of accident injury compensation awarded in Newfoundland & Labrador.

In 2018, the insurance industry attempted to impose a $5,000 cap on soft tissue injury claims. However, many victims are entitled to more – so to protect our clients and the many accident victims in our province, Roebothan McKay Marshall fought the insurance companies and won. While we can never guarantee a specific amount of compensation to a client for an injury, we can guarantee that their injury claim will not be capped at $5,000.

Medical assessments are one of the most effective ways of proving the severity of an injury.

What can I do?

Those seeking compensation for their injury should be aware that certain responsibilities will be up to you during the claims process. One very important one is record keeping.

If you’ve been injured in an accident, make the call to Roebothan McKay Marshall as soon as possible following the incident. Our personal injury lawyers will get you the compensation you deserve. It costs nothing to talk.

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