I have a query relating to how damages are calculated for multiple injuries caused by one accident. I do not have the specifics other than their claim relates to the knee, back and shoulder following an accident; hence this is more of a general question.
I am aware of the Judicial Studies Board Guidelines - however it doesn’t seem to address the calculation methodology if an individual has sustained multiple injuries.
I have read contradicting commentary – some seem to infer that multiple injuries are awarded more than the sum of the individual amounts because of the disability “magnifying effect” of sustaining injuries to different parts of the body. Other sources conclude that the overall award is less the sum of the parts because of an “overlapping effect”.
I’m assuming this relates to where those injuries might be and/or if they have the same physical effect on the individual?