We have a case involving a teenage girl, in high school, whose face is 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.
She is at a tender age where she is starting to take interest in boys, and boys are starting to take interest in girls.
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 a permanent disfigurement on her face.
If the exact same burn injury is received by a retired, married person, in his or her seventies, the case obviously has a lesser value.
So, age gender, marital status, and where one is in his or her career trajectory matters.