HOW A PERMANENT DISABILITY AFFECT YOUR PERSONAL INJURY CASE

Personal injury lawsuits are meant to compensate victims of accidents like construction accidents, car accidents, motorcycle accidents, ladder and scaffolding accidents, defective products, and poorly maintained premises for their medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering. But when the injured party suffers a permanent disability as a result of their accident, it can often mean a lifetime of medical expenses, and a large amount of lost wages if that person can no longer work in their previous line of employment.

When it comes to personal injury cases, a permanent disability can greatly complicate the case due to the much larger sum of damages sought, and the necessity of proving the full extent of the implications the permanent disability will have on the injured party's life.

Determining the Value of your Morris County Permanent Disability Personal Injury Claim

As with any personal injury claim, you and your Rockaway personal injury lawyer will have to prove how much your injury has cost you in terms of your current medical expenses and lost earnings. In the case of a permanent disability however, you and your Roxbury personal injury attorney will also have to prove how much your disability will continue to cost you in medical expenses, and how much your earning capacity will be affected by your injury. This requires expert evaluation of your medical condition, and finances, which your Roxbury personal injury attorney should be able to provide. After their evaluations, you should have a very accurate understanding of the past, present, and future expenses associated with your permanent disability.

Providing Medical Evidence of your Permanent Disability

Along with financial records and estimates for the costs associated with your permanent disability, the success of your personal injury claim will hinge on you and your Parsippany personal injury attorney's ability to show exactly how your accident caused your injuries, and the full extent the ramifications of those injuries have had and will continue to have on your life. Medical records and expert medical testimony on your behalf will help you to prove these things in court should it become necessary.

Independent Medical Examination

Many insurance companies will also require you to undergo an independent medical examination to corroborate the medical testimony being provided by you and your Parsippany personal injury lawyer. These examinations are paid for by the insurance company, and often are anything but "independent". Before going through with such an examination, it is critical that you speak with your personal injury lawyer about your rights during this process, what to expect, and how to best proceed.

Contact a Morris County Personal Injury Attorney Today

At The Law Office of Smith & Doran, we have extensive experience securing compensation in personal injury cases for clients across Rockaway, Roxbury, Parsippany, Morristown, and the greater Morris County area.

Founding partner Robert A. Smith personally handles all personal injury cases, and has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney. This is an elite distinction held by only 2% of the active lawyers in the state, and signifies Mr. Smith's excellence in legal knowledge, trial skills, and ability to communicate with clients.

At Smith & Doran, we believe that by keeping our clients as informed and involved in the legal process as possible, we can most effectively secure them the settlement they need and deserve for their injuries.

If you or a loved one has suffered a permanent disability as a result of another party's negligent or reckless actions, our firm is ready to provide you with highly experienced, effective, and compassionate personal injury representation. To speak with us today regarding your potential personal injury case in a free and confidential consultation, please contact us online or through our Morristown office at 973.261.6254.

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