Article Update: September 17, 2021


Injury Strategy & Settlement Library


Settlement by Injury by Body Part

You were involved in a vehicle accident.  You need to know the following information for your injuries:

   Settlement & Verdict Values

   Litigation Strategy

   Likely Medical Treatments & Treatment Length

   Average Medical Treatment Costs

   Recovery Times

You will find those answers here.

This is the home page for our injury strategy and injury valuation library.  In it, you will find lists of all our injury pages, which discuss injuries, treatments, surgeries, symptoms, and more.

First, to really understand your personal injury settlement value, you need to learn the two injury factors that control how much money you could get in a settlement, which is discussed in the section below.

Alternatively, you can skip to the Table of Contents to learn settlement and strategy information for your injuries and medical issues.


2 Injury Factors
That Control Your Settlement


There are 2 components to a personal injury case that will push your settlement and trial value up or down:

♦   One, what type of injury you suffered (e.g., herniated disc in your spine).

  Two, on what part of your body you suffered that injury (e.g., lower back, middle back, or neck).

As you mix and match different injuries and body parts, the value of your case can increase or shrink by ten-fold or more.

Our goal here is to teach you the 101’s of this secret sauce.

First, we will outline the two factors.  Later on this page, and in each injury and treatment page, we will break down the information into greater detail.

Type of Injury

The biggest factor that will control the verdict or settlement of your claim is your injuries.  We know from experience that some injuries are usually worth more than others, meaning, you will get more money to settle your claim if you have those injuries.

Try to answer which of these two injuries is worth more:

♦   Broken Bone

   Soft Tissue Injury

The correct answer is “it depends.”  Why?  Because a long standing lower back sprain is likely more valuable than a non-displaced, hairline fracture in your non-dominant hand.

We do not know enough information based on only an identification of the injuries to know which of those two injuries is worth more.

Many lawyers answer that question wrong, which is why they settle their client’s claims for a huge discount, leaving money on the table, and shortchanging you in your settlement.

If the answer is “it depends,” then what does it depend on?  Keep reading to find out.

Location of Injury

The exact same injury will usually be worth more or less depending on what part of the body suffered that injury.  Consider these questions to illustrate this point:

   Is a scar worth more if it is on the bottom of your foot or on your face?

   Is an amputation worse if you lost a finger or an arm?

Those are easy examples.  But what about these:

♦   Is a broken bone worth more if you broke a rib or a leg?

   Is a soft tissue injury worth more if it’s your neck or lower back?

Having helped clients in all four of those scenarios, I know from experience that figuring out the right answer is very, very complicated.  It will vary from client to client.

That is why I am writing this article, to eliminate some of that fog for injury victims like you by sharing what I have learned as a lawyer working on these cases for years.  On the separate injury and treatment pages, I share:

   Which injuries have the potential for a big settlement or verdict

   Whether you have one of those injuries

   Whether your injury and its location on your body has the potential to be high value

   How you can increase your potential settlement amount

Before we dive into that, a quick intro into where this information is coming from.

Injury Advocates Group

We are the Injury Advocates Group, a boutique personal injury law firm.  What do we mean by boutique?  We are not a jack of all trades, like most personal injury firms.  We chose to become really good in one area of personal injury, rather than be “just OK” in many areas of personal injury.

We help people who are hurt in accidents.  That is our niche.  You can review some of our results and decide for yourself how good you think we are at that niche.

Injury Library
Table of Contents


The pages of IAG‘s injury library are listed below.  If you have a question about a topic for which we do not yet have a dedicated page, let us know.  We are happy to discuss your specific issue with you. In the different pages, you will learn about:


Article Author:  This law article was written by attorney Ray Benyamin, Esquire.  Mr. Benyamin received his Juris Doctor degree from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law, and his license to practice law from the State Bar of California.  His law license number is 277263.  He has been practicing law for 10 years.  Mr. Benyamin is a registered member of the following legal organizations: Consumer Attorneys Association of Los Angeles (CAALA), the Los Angeles County Bar Association (LACBA), the State Bar of California, the American Bar Association (ABA), and the American Association for Justice (AAJ).  Mr. Benyamin has personally helped his clients recover over $10,000,000 in vehicle accident insurance claims in the State of California.

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