How much is scar worth in a personal injury case?
I answer this question in this article. I’ll share some of my settlements (with amounts) for scar cases. You’ll see photos of the actual scar. This will help you get a better idea of what it looked like.
You’ll get to learn how the scar specifically affected the settlement amount.
I won’t stop there.
As an added bonus, I’ll also share some settlements where the injury was discolored skin.
Yes, if someone was careless and caused your scar. This means that aren’t entitled to a penny for pain and suffering if you were 100% at fault for causing the accident.
Some states have car accident laws that require the scar to meet certain requirements in order for you to get money for pain and suffering. For example, in Florida, in many car accident cases, you need a permanent and significant scar in order to get compensation for pain and suffering associated with it. However, that law does not apply in every car accident case. A car accident lawyer knows the standard that you’ll need to meet to get a payout for scar.
But don’t be to worried about that standard. Car insurance companies may still offer compensation for pain and suffering even for small scar. In a moment, you’ll see this from my settlements below.
If you have a bad scar, it is worth more than if the scar is small.
Is there a calculator that can tell you how much compensation you’ll get for a scar?
No. Sure there are personal injury settlement calculators on the internet. Believe it or not, I just linked to one that I created.
However, there is not a calculator that can tell you how much a scar is worth. The reason is that a scars are very different. A scar could be very small (and thin), or it could be big and wide.
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