The Philadelphia Personal Injury Law Blog

November 2013 Archives

What Factors Affect Injury Settlements?

What factors affect injury settlements? A former University of Pennsylvania student who was paralyzed from an accident at an off-campus residence has reached an $11.6 million settlement for her injury claims, The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Lorna Bernhoft's injury occurred while she was at a student gathering at the residence. She fell through a raised skylight from the fourth floor, which happened to only be covered by flex board and carpet.

For Bernhoft's case and others, what are some factors that affect injury settlement?