Asked in Personal Injury and Civil Litigation for Florida

Q: How much is a permanent scar and no pigment in a knee for my 17 year old worth?

Son was in a rollover accident in someone elses car. He had an avulsion wound to the knee. He has a permament scar on his knee, he will always have to protect from sun and it will never have feeling on it.

2 Lawyer Answers
Gregory C. Maaswinkel
Gregory C. Maaswinkel
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  • Orlando, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: There are too many unknowns to answer your question. For example, in addition to the scarring, are there any functional problems? Any types of vocations that he will not be able to do? Even though he is 17, did he already have a job, hobby, or career goals that may be impacted by his injuries? Are there any psychological injuries? PTSD? What are the medical expenses? Are there any liens from hospitals, health insurers, or Medicaid? You should consult with a personal injury attorney.

Charles M. Baron and Tim Akpinar agree with this answer

Charles M.  Baron
Charles M. Baron
Answered
  • Hollywood, FL
  • Licensed in Florida

A: Under the law, there is no "set" value for any bodily injury, but based on statistical data, the industry considers certain dollar ranges to be reasonable for particular injury and medical treatment scenarios.

I agree with Mr. Maaswinkel but would add that, regardless of the variables that he mentions, there should be a substantial settlement value on the type of injury you describe, assuming there is no problem with the liability aspect of the case.

Tim Akpinar agrees with this answer

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