An injury that permanently impairs you will flip your entire life upside down. This incident can rob you of so much of what life has to offer. If you’re going to go through the rest of your life with a severe disability that limits everything you do, then you should have the opportunity to take legal action against those responsible.
Are you looking for compensation after being permanently disabled?
If you are permanently disabled due to a car accident, it’s important to explore each and every avenue of compensation available to you. The costs of a lifelong disability cannot be understated, and it’s imperative to start sorting out your legal options at the beginning of your struggle rather than years down the road.
Contact Truman and Radford, Injury Attorneys today. Truman and Radford’s firm has been getting results for clients with permanent disabilities for countless years. With these personal injury veterans on your side, you won’t have to worry about the legal system leaving you behind. Get in touch today to see what your options are.
How much compensation do I deserve?
A permanent disability can be defined as “an alteration of an individual’s capacity to meet personal, social, or occupational demands because of an impairment.”
The first thing courts and insurance companies may look at is one’s career. Sometimes a person may have a severe injury that doesn’t affect their career at all, whereas someone else may have a very minor injury that flips their entire life upside down depending on what they do for a living.
For example, someone who writes for a newspaper won’t be that affected if they lose the use of their legs, but a professional violinist may lose their career completely if they have slight damage to the ligaments in their thumb. Though it may seem unfair, things like this will be considered when the plaintiff is seeking compensation for loss of wages, or damage to their career.
As far as compensation for medical costs, everyone is entitled to $3,000 in personal injury protection (PIP). Obviously, a permanent disability is going to be more expensive than $3,000, but in order to begin getting compensation beyond that threshold, you must provide proof of medical expenses amounting to more than $3,000.
After you collect your $3,000 in PIP, it’s time to begin thinking about getting compensation for:
- The rest of your medical expenses
- Physiotherapy, massage therapy, chiropractic treatment, etc.
- Disability equipment such as wheelchairs, lifts, special beds, etc.
- Punitive damages like pain and suffering, mental anguish.
- Loss of wages
Do you need help getting compensation for your permanent disability?
Contact Truman and Radford today to see what compensation you’re going to be eligible for. They can walk you through the legal process and put a silver lining on this difficult time for you.
Truman & Radford, Injury Attorneys
20 North Main Street, #309
St. George, Utah