A car at an intersection in Chicago hit a young male on a bicycle. As a result, our client suffered a concussion and had scars and marks on his forehead and face. At the time, there was no issue as to the liability of the other driver and severity of our client’s injuries.
The main challenge began when the insurance adjuster argued that, despite the seriousness of the injuries, the injuries must not have been as severe as reported because our clients healed very quickly. This was due to the fact that our client was very young and lived a healthy lifestyle.
Additionally, it turned out that our client was attending acting school at the time of the accident and, because of his injuries, was not able to take part in some important plays.
It is important to consider the nature of a particular accident and extent of an injury. However, it is also very important to know your client’s background in order to estimate how severe is the impact of the injury on person’s life.