Being injured in a car accident can have long-lasting effects in your life, especially if it resulted to serious injuries that have been diagnosed as long-term or permanent. Suffering from a long-term or permanent injury after a car accident can make the awards for damages in your personal injury claim significantly higher. These injuries tend to provide higher awards because they could potentially increase the difficulty of everyday activities, and can lower your quality of life.
According to the website of the Ausband Law Firm, car crashes can lead to a number of serious long-term or permanent injuries. One of them is scarring and dis-figuration. A car crash that leads to a fire can cause scarring and disfigurement. Specially large and obvious scarring can cause serious emotional and physical distress; it can give you low self esteem because of the physical appearance, and it can cause inflexibility in the affected area that could loss of mobility. This type of injury can be significantly valuable if the location is around a visible area. If the area can be covered but can still cause embarrassment, then it can still be considered significant enough to increase the value of the injury settlement. Additionally, you should be aware of how social prejudice can affect the value of your injury settlement. In order to prove how the scarring and dis-figuration can affect your everyday life, you have to provide a medical opinion, possible with information regarding the cost of re-constructive surgery or repair.
Another long-term or permanent injury from a car accident is back and joint injuries. Spinal and bone injuries are very common in serious car crashes, and they are often permanent in nature. Although there are instances where the injury can heal or recover, it may reappear or even worsen through time.
Suffering from any of these injuries or any of the long-term or permanent nature would establish your need for a higher compensation. You have to present evidence through a documented support (such as a notation from your doctor) to validate your claims. You can ask your doctor about the likelihood of recurring or degenerative complications from your injuries and take note of it on your medical records, for your insurance claims. Even if your doctor did make notes of it, you still have the option of raising the issue in your settlement negotiations.read more