You will need a skilled attorney to make sure you get the money you deserve for your injuries.
In many cases, the injuries that result from car, truck, bus, motorcycle and other types of accidents are relatively minor. Someone involved in an accident may receive some medical treatment, such as having a broken bone set or a cut stitched up, and they can move on with their life after a few weeks or months. But in other cases, more permanent injuries result — and they require a far greater amount of compensation to fully account for the losses that a victim has suffered.
Permanent injuries can range from disfiguring burns, scars, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, loss of a limb, and many other types of injuries that cause someone to suffer to such an extent that no amount of money will ever make them truly whole again. The victim will likely need long-term medical care, surgeries, rehabilitation, and potentially modifications to their home and/or car.
In situations where someone has suffered a permanent injury, it is incredibly important to have a highly skilled car accident attorney to represent you. Only an experienced personal injury attorney will understand the full scope of damages suffered by a person with a permanent injury — and how to put together a claim package to recover the necessary funds.
Damages in a Permanent Injury Case
In claims involving any type of personal injury, the potential damages are significant. They may include the cost of medical care, lost wages, compensation to the victim for the loss of enjoyment of life, as well as pain and suffering damages.
The cost of medical treatment is an obvious part of the damages. These expenses could easily top $500,000 in just one year after the accident— plus the costs of potential ongoing treatment. Beyond medical care, there are certain other types of definite expenses, such as the wages lost for the victim who can no longer work, and any family members who may need to take off work to care for the person who has been injured. Future economic losses are also included in these damages.
In addition, non-economic losses are a major component of cases involving permanent injuries. These could include pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of consortium, and loss of the enjoyment of life. If a person can no longer walk and can’t work, care for himself or enjoy the activities that he used to do, he or she will not be made whole by a settlement, but a substantial award can help to compensate him for what he has lost through the accident. His spouse and/or children may also have a claim based on the fact that their partner or parent can no longer interact with them or take care of them in the same way that he did before the accident. Because these damages do not have a set number value — unlike items like medical bills — it takes a skilled car accident attorney to put together a claim package that incorporates the full scope of non-economic losses.
In cases involving permanent injuries, it is critically important to have high quality legal counsel to ensure that you obtain a settlement that truly represents the full scope of what you have lost. Insurance companies may try to minimize the value of your claim, making it all the more vital that your lawyer knows how to aggressively negotiate and litigate your case so that you get a settlement amount you deserve. Contact the Law Offices of Larry H. Parker today at 800-333-0000 or email@example.com. We will fight for your right to compensation and work hard to get you the settlement that you deserve. Initial consultations are always free, and we never charge a fee unless we recover money for you!