In many personal injury cases (due to car accidents, product defects, or other reasons), the victim of an accident is often able to fully recover. In many cases, the wounds and broken bones do heal over time and with proper medical attention. But in some accidents the damages are permanent – meaning the victim never fully recovers.
A classic example of permanent disability is where a part of the body has to be amputated in order to save the whole body. It can also mean a permanent loss of full use of a body part. While prosthetics may restore some mobility, the quality of life is greatly affected. In cases of permanent injury, there may also be some permanent loss of a specific function or movement of the specific body part, for example, where you can use your arm, but you can’t raise it over your head anymore.
Damages that relate to permanent injuries – the damages that relate directly to a permanent injury include:
Pain and Suffering – Will continue throughout the victim’s life. Pain and suffering for permanent disabilities includes:
Anyone who has been in an accident in North Carolina or Virginia because of someone’s carelessness or because of a worker’s compensation case, and who has received injuries, needs to have legal help. Contact Norfolk Injury Lawyer Joe Miller or call him at 888-694-1671 for more information on how to proceed, how to work with your doctors, and whether you might have a significant recovery coming your way.