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Which Factors Affect the Damages Awarded for Accidents?

Several issues can impact the amount of damages that could possibly be awarded in a personal injury case in Missouri or Kansas. There are three important factors that determine the amount of damages that are awarded:

  • The nature of the injury
  • The extent to which the person was injured
  • Duration that the person suffered from the injury


For instance, in the case of severe physical trauma (such as skeletal, ligament or nerve damage), you would be more apt to collect a greater amount of money for damages than you would if your injury was a minor case of whiplash or back strain. Supportive documentation such as X-rays and CAT scans in severe cases are essential in your case.

The permanence of the injury as well as the extent of treatment required also are important in your personal injury claim.

Defendant Liability
Who is at fault is also considered in a personal injury claim. If the defendant is completely at fault, the compensatory damages awarded to the victim will be the full amount requested. In some instances, there may be more than one defendant and damages may be assessed in proportion to each defendant's fault.

If, however, you the victim are found to be partially at fault in the incident, the amount of damages awarded may be reduced.

If you have suffered an injury in Kansas and Missouri, contact Castle Law Office for the knowledgeable representation you need and the personal attention you deserve.

Call us today at 816-842-6200 to speak with an attorney who will fight to get you the compensation you deserve. Or you can click here to email us.


Jason C. Amerine
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