Maximizing Compensation: Personal Injury Cases and Lifelong Disability

November 16, 2016 — by Joe Horrox
Tags: Personal Injury Wrongful Death

Lifelong disability in wheelchairIf you or a loved one has suffered a severe and debilitating injury due to someone else’s negligence, you need a skilled attorney to fight for your right to sufficient compensation. A good personal injury lawyer such as Joe Horrox will work to obtain compensation for your current medical expenses, and work with experts to estimate the lifelong impact your injury might have. This will help ensure you receive compensation for your loss of earning potential due to your disability, as well as for potential future medical expenses. If your personal injury case has resulted in a lifelong disability, you need the assistance of our experienced Daytona Beach, FL, law firm.

Lifelong Disabilities Resulting from Personal Injury Cases

Personal injury cases typically result from another party’s negligence or recklessness. These may include motor vehicle accidents, slip and fall accidents, and more. The injuries sustained in these accidents can range from minor to severe. In many cases, severe injuries lead to lifelong disabilities. Injuries to the back, head, neck, and spine are often the most severe. If you sustained a severe injury, you may suffer lifelong disability such as:

  • Partial or total paralysis of the lower and/or upper body and limbs
  • Facial paralysis
  • Memory loss
  • Impaired communication abilities

Other permanent disabilities may result from amputation or severe burn injuries.

Estimating the Compensation You Deserve

If your injury has rendered you permanently disabled, it is likely that you are unable to continue working as you had before. In some cases, victims of such injuries can find other employment options, but these often pay less and are not as fulfilling. In addition to an inability to work, a lifelong disability typically results in a lifetime of medical expenses. These expenses may include surgeries and other treatments, physical and emotional therapy, medications, and medical equipment. Victims who have suffered injuries like paralysis will need a wheelchair to get around. They must also make modifications to their vehicles and homes to make them more accessible.

All of these costs add up quickly. Some victims suffer such severe injuries that they require long-term care. This can add to the cost of medical expenses significantly. To maximize the compensation you can receive, Attorney Joe Horrox works with industry experts to estimate the victim’s potential lifetime earnings had the injury not occurred. They will also estimate your potential medical expenses over your lifetime as they relate to your injury. Some of the factors they will consider when making these estimates are:

  • Your level of education
  • Your current employment level
  • The potential for promotions and raises within your line of work
  • The severity and type of your injury
  • The type of care and medical equipment you may require now or in the future

By obtaining accurate estimates for your earning potential and your future medical expenses, Attorney Joe Horrox can maximize the potential compensation you can receive. He will aggressively seek damages from the negligent party to provide for your future needs.

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