One of the things that people want to know when they have been injured is what are average accident claim settlements? The truth is that there really is no set-in-stone answer regarding this because the result for everyone is different. However, there are things that can affect the amount that someone receives when they injured. Below are three of the things that can affect average accident claim settlements.
Injury severity affects average accident claim settlements
The first thing that is going to affect the compensation that someone receives after they have been in an accident is going to be the severity of their injuries. Someone who has an injury that is more severe will receive a higher settlement than someone whose injuries are relatively minor.
The effect on quality of life
The second thing that is going to affect how much money a person receives is the effect on their quality of life. If you have suffered injuries that mean you can no longer work or pursue your hobbies and interests then this will be taken into account. If you have lost your independence or have had a terminal illness diagnosis then you should be properly compensated.
Most people recover from their injuries but not all. The time it will take you to recover, if at all, will be an important factor in assessing your settlement.
Loss of earnings
The third thing that is going to affect average accident claim settlements is loss of earnings. Since someone who has been injured badly is likely going to be out of work for a length of time, they will need to be compensated adequately.
Call Accident Advice Helpline now
These are the things that affect average accident claim settlement. If you’ve been injured and you want to talk to someone who may be able to help you with making a claim, give us a call at Accident Advice Helpline. We can give you the advice you need.
We are a specialist law firm with in-house lawyers who work for our clients on a no-win, no-fee arrangement. This means your finances are protected and you will not have to pay anything to start your claim. Many of our clients worry about the cost of making a claim. Our promise removes this worry.
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Date Published: 11th August 2013