What is a woman’s worth? A question the law has grappled with many times over the course of history on issues such as the right to vote or be raped by one’s spouse (I was shocked to learn in a sociology class that this law only changed in 1983). But what is a woman’s worth if she is injured as a result of someone else’s negligence (i.e. car accident, medical malpractice, assault, fall, etc.)? How do you put a number on that?
There are aspects to a woman’s claim that are often unique or tend to play a more prominent role. Many of my female clients will say to me “you are a woman, you will understand,” which I believe I do. Today women are often expected to do it all, so our identity often takes many forms: student, career woman, mother, spouse, housekeeper, family coordinator, chauffeur, f