If you sign papers because you feel just fine today, what happens if your health deteriorates tomorrow? I know of some people who’ve been in car accidents, and 10 years later their body starts to break down. What recourse do they have?
The Minor Injury Regulations (“MIR”) provide a framework to determine what injures are ‘minor’ by the courts and therefore have damages ‘capped’ at a certain value.
If you have ‘soft tissue’ injuries there are numerous circumstances that would point to serious injury rather than minor. Chronic pain and other long term injuries are not capped.
Of course the trouble is determining when these injuries come to the forefront. Sometimes it takes years to see the full extent of your injuries.