Pursuing Damages for Residual Injuries

Pursuing Damages for Residual Injuries

If you’ve been injured in an accident caused by a negligent party, you have the legal right to file a personal injury claim and pursue compensation. Oftentimes, the severity of a victim’s injuries increases the amount of monetary damages they can be awarded in a lawsuit. For instance, the court places a high monetary value on “residual injuries” because they can impact a victim’s overall quality of life and general ability to hold gainful employment.

Residual injuries include:

  • Scarring
  • Disfigurement
  • Back injuries
  • Joint injuries

Documenting your Residual Injury

The success of your personal injury case may hinge on one very small but extremely important element: your medical report. All the information included in your medical report can influence how the court or the insurance company decides to award damages.

Your medical report needs to include the following information:

  • That your injuries are going to have a permanent and residual effect on your life
  • That your injuries may lead to recurring or degenerative medical complications in the future
  • That your injuries are going to detrimentally impact your general mobility and physical daily activities

Pursuing Damages

If you intend to file a personal injury claim, it’s helpful if you can place a monetary value on your injuries. This shows the insurance company that they can’t offer a settlement that is less than the compensation your injuries warrant. Your doctor can refer you to a plastic surgeon or a relevant medical professional who can analyze your physical impairments and determine how much it would cost to repair the overall damage. You don’t necessarily have to commit to a procedure, but knowing the price does benefit your claim.

Obtain the following information:

  • If plastic surgery can fix your residual injury
  • How much the procedure would cost

You can include this information and the cost of your consultation in the overall damage estimate for your case.

Request a Free Consultation

If you’ve sustained residual injuries, contact the Charleston personal injury attorneys at Pierce, Sloan, Wilson, Kennedy & Early, LLC to file a personal injury claim. Our legal team can examine your case, investigate the liable party, and negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf. We have been serving clients nationwide since 1999, and are licensed in South Carolina, Florida, and Georgia.

Call Pierce, Sloan, Wilson, Kennedy & Early, LLC at (843) 968-0886 to schedule a consultation.

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