The average payout for a personal injury claim is not all that much, with the highest being around the $100,000 mark which we often see for claims such as truck accidents. WIth this being said however, every now and again we see some absolutely enormous claims and settlements, which leaves many wondering exactly how such a situation could come to pass. In terms of the personal injury attorney which represents such clients, this may be a financial win for them, but these cases are often really just about making sure that the client gets what they deserve.
As you can probably imagine, huge payouts are the result of very bad accidents, and this is why we occasionally see these kinds of payouts being granted by a judge, or being settled on by the attorneys.
Life Changing Injuries
Most of you will know that the severity of the injuries which have been sustained in an accident are what usually indicates a higher amount of compensation. In the cases where we see monster payouts, the reason is often that the injury has in fact caused injuries which are so bad that they have altered someone’s life forever. An example here could be that someone has been left paralyzed because of their injuries. This is something which means that they will need help and support for the rest of their life, and they will have many more issues because of what has happened to them. As you can imagine, these are the kinds of cases which indicate a massive compensation claim.
Nature of The Accident
Another critical component to these huge claims is the nature by which the accident or injury has taken place. For example we see this happen in medical malpractice claims, whereby a doctor or surgeon has been under the influence of drugs or alcohol whilst they were taking care of a patient. If this is the case then you can certainly expect the lawyers to look for the maximum compensation available. In this kind of case, the actions of the person who has caused the injury are so severe that the victim has to see a sizable payout because of how easily avoidable their injuries were.
No amount of money can ever bring someone back, but if someone has lost their life because of the negligence of another then you can expect to see a seriously big compensation claim being filed with the courts. This could be because of a car accident, a construction site injury or any other kind of severe accident which costs someone their life. Family members will of course be distraught and if the attorney can prove that it was the fault of an individual or business they will be seeking the absolute most possible compensation which they can.
These are just some of the scenarios which lead to high volumes of compensation being awarded to victims or to the family of victims.