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Injury Types Can Influence the Value of Your Georgia Personal Injury Claim


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11/9/2011
JRS Staff
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The amount you receive from an accident in a Georgia personal injury claim is influenced by many factors, including hiring the right Peachtree City injury lawyer.

Although there is no way to predict the exact amount you might be awarded until your claim or lawsuit is settled, there are some aspects of a personal injury that can suggest to you how much your claim may be worth

Type of Injuries and Their Severity

One of the most influential components in valuing your Georgia personal injury claim is the type of injury sustained. Many insurance companies classify injuries as either soft or hard. These can be defined as: 

  • Soft-tissue injury - This type of injury usually refers to damage of muscles, ligaments and tendons. Examples are sprains, strains and whiplash. Awarded damages can be minimal because soft-tissue injuries usually are not permanent or severe and can be more difficult to substantiate.
  • Hard-tissue injury - This type of injury usually refers to those that are severe and cause permanent, long-term damage to your health or lifestyle. Examples are head injuries, physical scars, dislocations, tears and spinal injuries. Generally, compensation for hard-tissue injuries is greater than soft-tissue injuries because the former are considered more serious and can be proven more easily. 

Whatever kind of injury you have suffered, your best bet is to contact a Peachtree City injury lawyer for guidance.

Contacting a Georgia Personal Injury Attorney

You should consult with an experienced Peachtree City injury lawyer who knows what kind of evidence is needed to prove your claim. As the victim of a Georgia accident, you have rights that the insurance companies cannot ignore. While they have a team of lawyers working on their side, shouldn't you have experienced legal representation fighting for your best interests? Before accepting any settlement offer, contact the Law Offices of Jason Schultz to schedule a FREE consultation on your case - 1-404-474-0804.



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