How are amounts of damages determined in Ottawa injury cases?
The amount of financial compensation an injured person receives depends on many factors such as the nature of the injury or injuries, the severity of the injury, the impact of the injury on the injured person’s life. In general terms serious injuries such as brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, serious fractures and so on yield more damages than minor injuries. Serious injuries which cause significant ongoing pain and permanent disability yield higher damages and highest personal injury settlements.
In cases of personal injury, injured persons can seek and receive a variety of damages such as general damages for pain and suffering, income losses, out of pocket expenses, medical and rehabilitation expenses.
Each case is treated differently and while there are general principles to apply, not every injury of similar nature yields the same amount of damages. The quality, reputation and experience of your personal injury lawyer can have a significant impact on the amount of compensation you receive.
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This article is not-intended to be legal advice. Consult a lawyer for legal advice.