Impairment after a Personal Injury
If you brought a personal injury case, once we get past the liability phase in other words who’s at fault. We’re going to look at what sorts of damages or harm you have suffered from this car accident. Generally you’re going to be looking at your medical care, your lost wages or earning capacity, the effect of emotional trauma, pain and suffering, disfigurement that you may have suffered, as well as impairment. Impairment is about things that you can’t do or you do now with some sort of limitation. These are activities that you would’ve done before the accident. That could be things as simple as dressing yourself to more complicated hobbies that you participated in or work. You know, a lot of times after an accident because of your injuries, you may have to adjust those and do them in different ways. You may not be able to do them at all and one of the damages we can consider is that in the past and into the future for the rest of your life. The other one that we wanted to talk about was disfigurement. You know, you may have suffered some kind of scraping or abrasions through the accident that left you a scar but also people have scars after surgeries or may have suffered some sort of burn or other things that could be permanent.