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Permanent Injuries and Settlements

by Paul Overett
March 26, 2013
by Paul Overett
March 26, 2013

A person that is the victim of a negligent act by another person or entity, such as a corporation, could recover varying amounts of compensation for damages. The essential rule is to ensure you have an attorney that has a great deal of knowledge, experience and case results. A permanent injury, such as serious disfiguring burns, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and any type of injury in which the victim has suffered such serious damage that it is impossible to be “made whole” demands top-level representation. There will be the need for long-term medical care, surgeries, special types of treatment for rehabilitation, as well many other very heavy financial costs. In fact, the cost for treatment in such a case can range as high as $500,000 in the first year alone, not to mention the necessary medical care in the future.

These costs are only one part of a personal injury claim, and are termed economic damages. All costs that are the result of the injury must be evaluated, which includes loss of income from work and estimated future economic losses had the victim been able to live life naturally. The non-economic damages are those paid to address the personal losses, such as pain and suffering or loss of quality of life.

The importance of having high quality legal counsel in these cases is extreme. Insurance companies could try to avoid paying a high value settlement, and could make an offer that is unacceptable, considering the life and future of the injured. In some cases, it is necessary to take the case to civil court for resolution. Ensure you have a trial lawyer with a track record in high value cases before you proceed, and who is personally committed to you and your future.

At Overett Group, we are prepared to fight for full compensation and for justice in cases of serious, life-changing injuries.


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