Your Age

Your age matters.

Your age can affect your personal injury claim. After being involved in a personal injury, your taken into account by the insurance company. The insurance company is likely to look at factors like the following: 

  • Pain and suffering
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Permanent damages
  • Enjoyment of life

Younger individuals

Sometimes the younger victims of a personal injury is  more likely collect depending on the circumstances.  The reason for this is life expectancy.  It is generally accepted that a younger individual has a longer life expectancy than that of an older individual. So, if injured bad enough, a younger individual would have longer period of pain and suffering than an older individual.

Also, juries tend to be more sympathetic towards minors. If a minor is the victim of a personal injury, then the insurance company is more likely to settle for a larger amount. Taking a personal injury case that involves a minor being injured before a jury can be a nightmare for an insurance company

A young individual who is the main provider of a household may be able to collect more depending on the circumstances as well. Below is an illustration of that would work. 

An example

Jack is 29 with a wife and 3 kids. Jack is the soul provider in his home. His wife Jill takes care of the home and the children. Jill also has a small business, that she operates in her spare time where she sales custom bracelets out of the home.  Jack is an executive director at Company A. On his way home one day after work, a city truck runs a red light and plows into Jack’s vehicle. Jacks is badly injured. The doctors tell Jill that Jacks is paralyzed from the neck down for the rest of his life and could not return to work.

Jack is confined a wheel chair for the rest of his life. Jack can file a personal injury claim against the city for pain and suffering, lost earning capacity, permanent damages, and enjoyment of life.

Older individuals

Older individuals are not left out of the loop. A jury is also likely to be sympathetic towards individuals that are older as well. No one wants to see an elderly individual get injured. Particularly if the at fault individual is much younger than the older victim.

Pepper and Odom Law firm represents victims of personal injury that have been injured. Our Attorneys are dedicated to making sure you get the best results for your personal injury claim. Our personal injury Attorneys are here to help during these very difficult times. If you or a loved one are a victim of a personal injury, contact one of our injury Lawyers today at 601-202-1111 in Mississippi or 205-250-1107 in Alabama.

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