Dyersburg, TN asked in Car Accidents and Personal Injury for Tennessee

Q: Personal injury claim "multiplier" to calculate pain and suffering.

Hi, I am aware that some insurance companies calculate pain and suffering for auto accident/personal injury cases using a "multiplier" between 1 and 5 depending on the severity of the injury. In preparation for considering an upcoming offer from my P&C carrier for a claim under my Uninsured Motorist coverage, could someone tell me what a proper multiplier would be for a broken ankle requiring surgery? Thanks!

1 Lawyer Answer
Mr. James Charles Wright
Mr. James Charles Wright
  • Personal Injury Lawyer
  • Knoxville, TN
  • Licensed in Tennessee

A: I don't know that there really is a multiplier- and a multiplier range of between 1-5 is pretty broad. Damages should be unique to your case- and how your ankle injury impacts you.

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