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Why Similar Auto Accidents Can Result in Different Settlement Amounts in Tennessee

Clients consistently ask us if they will get the same amount as a friend or relative who was previously involved in a similar motor vehicle accident as them. We try our best to explain that each auto accident in Tennessee is unique — none involve the exact same circumstances or facts. For example, you can have similar damages to your car from a rear-end accident, but the financial settlements could vary greatly because one client was elderly and more susceptible to significant injury than a teenage client.

The ultimate settlement amount, even for similar auto accidents in Tennessee, vary based on the following factors:

  • Property damage to the involved vehicles
  • Age and health of the involved parties
  • Overall related injuries
    • For example, if one of the rear-end accident clients mentioned above sustained a herniated disc in his/her back that required surgery, while the other client only had whiplash, then the settlement amounts will be vastly different.
  • Pre-existing injuries that may have been aggravated by the client
  • Lost wages related to injuries sustained in the motor vehicle accident
  • Amount of related medical bills
  • Type of medical treatment rendered to the client, such as physical therapy or chiropractic care
  • Permanent disability or disfigurement

Just as no two auto accidents are the same, neither are the involved parties. Everyone will sustain different injuries in similar accidents, and everyone will recover differently. Each Tennessee auto accident case must be examined individually and closely. While an experienced personal injury attorney can draw on previous cases to provide you with an approximate case value, one cannot provide a definitive opinion without knowing the exact nature of the injuries, treatment, bills, etc.

If you have been involved in an auto accident have questions or need a free case evaluation, please call an attorney at The Chiozza Law Firm at 1(901)526-9494 or text us at 1(901) 545-9390. We will provide a detailed case analysis and use our extensive personal injury experience to help guide you through the legal process.

Posted by Brian Chiozza at 13:33
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