How do I increase my personal injury settlement?

There are many factors that can affect the price tag on someone’s personal injury settlement in Portland. Every case is different. However, there are some common factors that can increase or decrease a lawsuit settlement amount. A professional personal injury lawyer can evaluate the particulars of your legal situation and give you expert legal advice on how much we think you deserve for your injuries and/or damages.

Factors That Affect Your Compensation

Some of the most common factors that will increase a settlement include the severity of injuries including a hard injury, a long-term injury treatment period or recovery period, permanent injury, such as loss of mobility or scarring, physical or emotional distress, and daily life disruptions, whether missed school or work or inability to work again. If there is no shared fault for the accident on your part and there are witnesses, you may also get a larger settlement too.

Some factors that may decrease the amount of a settlement include soft tissue injuries that heal faster than more severe injuries, no medication prescribed, brief medical treatment and short recovery period, no permanent injury, and no real physical or emotional issues other than the original injury resulting from the accident. If there are no witnesses that help your side of the case or if you share some of the blame for the accident, the total amount of compensation earned from the personal injury lawsuit may be reduced.

Call to Schedule a Free Consultation With a Personal Injury Attorney Today

If you’ve been injured in a personal injury accident, call to schedule a free consultation with a personal injury attorney today. The legal professionals at the Dawson Law Group of Portland, Oregon, are here to help.  Call us at 503-919-1315 and let us evaluate your case today. Schedule a free consultation now!