We have a case involving a high school girl, whose face is severely permanently disfigured as a result of a restaurant spilling scalding liquid on her. I cannot think of a more sensitive age for a girl to receive an injury like this. I feel strongly that the value of this case vastly exceeds $1,000,000.
She is at a tender age where girls and boys begin taking an interest in each other, and unfortunately, heavily judging appearances.
She is filling out college applications and thinking about the rest of her life. She is thinking a lot about making great first impressions to colleges and employers, and new friends, and new intimate partners. But now, she has suffered permanent disfigurement to her face.
If the exact same burn injury is received by a retired, married person, in his or her seventies, the case would likely have a lesser value.
Consequently, age gender, marital status, and where one is in his or her career trajectory matters.