Does the Type of Auto Accident Injury That You Sustain Affect Your Settlement?

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Happy Friday before Memorial Day weekend!  Today’s video clip from our founder and senior partner Roy Dwyer discusses whether or not the type of auto accident injury that you have sustained matters when you are trying to settle your auto injury accident claim:

As Roy explains in this clip, the simple answer to your question is yes: the kind of injury that you have sustained does affect your settlement. This is so because insurance companies typically take the position that soft-tissue injuries (i.e. no broken bones, neck injuries, back injuries, sprains, etc. that do not require corrective surgery) are nonexistent and worth very little. Insurance companies do not put much stock in these kinds of injuries. If you have to have surgery, if you have a broken bone, if you have neurological deficits resulting from the accident, then you will be able to recover more money in your settlement. The frustrating truth is that it is very difficult to recover significant damages when you have only sustained soft tissue damage in your accident.

If you have been injured in an accident in the state of Oregon, call an experienced personal injury attorney right away. Call us for a free consultation at 541-617-0555 or visit our website for more information.

To view additional informative videos about personal injury law in the state of Oregon, visit Dwyer Williams Cherkoss PC’s You Tube channel.

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