Maximizing Injury Settlements

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As injury lawyers, our primary responsibility is to a obtain fair, full, and maximum settlement for our injured client. This means the insurance compensation must account for all of the past, present, continuing, and future effects of the injury.

In order to obtain the best possible results, the injury settlement or award must include compensation for the loss of quality of life suffered by the injured person, including the following:

Compensation for the sudden onset of pain, suffering, emergency medical care, hospitalization, confinement, and disruption of life.

Compensation for the sudden onset of physical restrictions, including difficulties with walking, standing, lifting, bending, driving, and all activities of daily living.

Compensation for the impact the injury has on work, household, family, and personal responsibilities.
Compensation for the losses associated with the medical recovery, including the need for medical treatments, rehabilitation, medications, and home health care.

Compensation for the overall disruption of daily life, including the loss in restful sleep, need for patient management of the injury, and the inability to function as normal.

Longer-Range Consequences of Injury Damages

Because most injuries have consequences after the injured person has been released from medical care, the insurance settlement compensation must be maximized to account for the:
On-going management of injury, including dealing with pain, discomfort, fatigue, and the need to limit or avoid physical activities.
On-going loss in physical capacity and well-being,
On-going need for medications, accommodations and assistance, and the
On-going susceptibility to pain, discomfort, aggravation, and re-injury.

Lifetime Damages

A maximum injury settlement for a seriously injured person may involve compensation for lifetime losses, including the following:
Future medical expense and life care,
Loss of earning capacity,
Permanent impairment and disability,
Scarring/disfigurement, and the
Acceleration of physical decline requiring earlier need for assisted living.