Should I hire an attorney?
Effects on Employment/Future Medical Care
The more serious the injuries, the more likely you need an attorney. Some injuries can cause a lifetime of misery and medical treatment. These injuries will likely affect a person’s ability to perform the basic requirements of his or her job. If a person cannot perform the basic functions of a job, employment will either be limited or eliminated.
A trained and experienced personal injury attorney will assess the injuries and the essential requirements of the client’s employment. Consultation with the treating physician will reveal the types of limitations likely to be encountered by the client that will have a negative effect on employment. Assuming these limitations exist, a vocational economist would be retained to determine the loss of future wages or earning capacity.
Additionally, if the injuries are permanent, the cost of future treatment should be determined. The insurance company for the party at fault is legally responsible for this cost but rarely accepts responsibility.
Injuries to children are more difficult to evaluate. As children age, their bodies naturally grow. Injuries that occurred in childhood can manifest themselves in symptoms and conditions later in life. For example, a serious knee injury sustained by a child may lead to a total knee replacement at age 30. Consequently, cases involving injuries to children should be handled by a trained and experienced personal injury attorney.
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