The loss of a limb is a major traumatic event for many reasons. Regardless of how you lost the limb, you will have a long and expensive road ahead of you. If the loss of your limb was due to the negligence of someone else, you could be entitled to compensation. There are several different things that you can be compensated for.
Medical Bills and Rehabilitation
When you are suing for loss of a limb, you will sue for more than your past or current medical bills. You will also be able to get compensation for future medical bills. This is important because full recovery from amputation can take quite some time and many doctors’ visits. Once a prosthesis can be obtained and fitted, physical therapy to learn how to use the prosthesis will be necessary. There may be additional medical expenses in the future. You can get confirmation of potential future medical bills from your doctors. (more…)
Regardless of the type of personal injury case you are facing, there are some things that many people do that can affect your right to compensation. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries, lost time at work, and pain and suffering. However, if you display any signs that your injuries are not as severe as you claim, you could be putting your right to this compensation at risk. Here are three things you should avoid to protect your right to compensation.
Not Following Doctor’s Orders
If you are pursuing compensation for a severe injury, it is important that you follow all of your doctor’s orders. This includes taking time off work or following restricted duties as per your doctor’s instructions. It also means that you should not be doing any hobbies or activities that could push your limits with your injury. If you are caught not following doctor’s orders, you could be accused of exaggerating your injuries, which can leave you without any compensation at all. (more…)
If you have suffered a personal injury from a car accident, dog bite, bike crash, or any other incident caused by another person’s negligence, you have the ability to pursue compensation for all of the damages that you have endured. From lost wages from time off of work to medical bills, pain, and suffering, you don’t have to pick up the pieces of your life alone. So what could your personal injury settlement be worth? There is no simple answer, but these guidelines will give you an idea of what you could pursue with the help of a personal injury attorney. (more…)
The Florida Senate recently stirred up controversy when it passed a bill, S.B 334, despite opposition from the Florida Chamber of Commerce and a number of insurance groups in the state. S.B 334 deals with the ability for plaintiffs in civil suits like personal injury and wrongful death claims, to collect prejudgment interest. The Senate’s actions will likely change the current law and impact the ability of civil suit plaintiffs to collect more in their settlements. (more…)
The Role of Surveillance in Personal Injury Cases
An incredible number of personal injury cases go to trial each year, and now the onset of advanced video technology and social media has added another layer of complexity to those proceedings. Personal injury is a unique category of law because the plaintiff claims that he has suffered extensive physical or mental injury due to the defendant’s negligence. This has led to a surprising yet common trend: the defendant and his insurance company will frequently follow and videotape the plaintiff. Victims of negligence are always shocked to find that it is legal for the defendant to do this, so it’s important to understand what it all means. (more…)
Dollar General Slammed with $2 Million Verdict
Like Wells Fargo, the large retailer Dollar General has recently fallen on hard times. An Alabama jury recently found that Dollar General lacks inadequate inspection policies, and that those policies directly contributed to a customer’s injury. The $1,725,000 verdict has provided well-deserved vindication to the injured customer, a 60-year-old woman named Deborah Revette. (more…)
Lawsuits From Shocking Causes You’ll Have Trouble Believing
America is sometimes known as the nation of lawsuits, largely because American citizens have the legal right to pursue legal action when they feel they have been wronged. This means that every day another lawsuit arises and is made public knowledge. Some are more shocking than others, and these two stories in particular are grabbing headlines because they are so unbelievable.
Nightmare Plastic Surgery
Linda Perez entered a cosmetic clinic in 2013 for a breast augmentation and left 35 minutes later in an ambulance headed for the hospital, where Perez remained in a coma for weeks. It had taken only five minutes after her anesthesia was applied at the clinic for Perez’s heart rate and blood pressure to drop so low that she became unconscious and suffered oxygen deprivation in the brain. (more…)