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by | Feb 19, 2024 | Personal Injury

Nobody knows quite what it is like to be injured until it happens to you or someone you love.

A sudden onset of injury can turn your life upside down. You can’t move or function anyway close to normal. You are worried, concerned, and frustrated.

You are also uncertain about the future. You also may be unsure about how this is going to be taken care from an insurance process. That is where we can help.

Right from the start, my priority is to take care of immediate issues. There are always immediate issues that require our help after an accident injury. Then it is on to the early legal work – which is so important to getting the best results.

In the end, my job is to obtain a fair, full, and maximum insurance settlement for my injured clients. This is a process that requires diligent and detailed legal work.

To give you an idea of what is behind an injury settlement in a more serious injury case, below is a list of the more important areas of compensation.

Areas of Compensation for a More Serious Injury

  1. Compensation for the immediate disruption of life, including pain, suffering, emergency medical treatment, hospitalization, loss in freedom of movement, and the anxieties related to a sudden onset of injury.
  2. Compensation for the on-going pain and physical restrictions, including the difficulties encountered with walking, standing, lifting, bending, driving, and all of the activities of daily living.
  3. Compensation for the difficulties imposed by the medical recovery, including the medical treatment, rehabilitation, medications, and home health care.
  4. Compensation for the on-going impact the injury has on work, household, family, and personal responsibilities.
  5. Compensation for the overall loss of health, well-being, and disruption of life, including the loss in restful sleep, fatigue, productivity, and the inability to function as normal.
  6. Compensation for the longer-range consequences of the injury, including the going need to manage the injury, future medical, permanent disability and impairment, loss in earning capacity, and the acceleration of physical decline requiring earlier need for assisted living.

About Doug Horn of Horn Law

Doug is founder and Lead Attorney of The Horn Law Firm, P.C. where he concentrates in cases involving the sudden onset of head, neck, back, orthopedic, neurological, and other traumatic injuries that require extended medical care and rehabilitation.

Since 1992, Doug has maintained a track record of success in a wide variety of personal injury cases, including cases involving motor vehicle collisions, work accidents, and injuries caused by dangerous or hazardous conditions. Based in Independence Missouri, Doug represents injured persons in Missouri, Kansas, and across the Midwest.

Outside of his law practice, Doug frequently lectures in the area of personal injury law, giving legal education presentations for national attorney audiences. He also dedicates a significant amount of his work to the advancement of driver safety, especially in the area of teen driver protection.