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Getting an equitable award for personal injury

By Andy Maggie Subscribe to RSS | February 2nd 2012 | Views:
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Usually it is as the result of a car accident, but not always. It may be as a result of slipping on a wet floor and cracking one's elbow, or twisting one's ankle on a sidewalk in poor repair.

By far the most common are however as a result of an auto accident, be it as a passenger in a vehicle or in a vehicle that another cars crashes into. Whichever kind of accident it was, if you suffered an injury an Online Personal Injury Lawyer could ensure that you receive compensation for your injury.

One often hears about telephone numbers in awards being been granted to victims of accidents. But although there is huge publicity only in very rare cases is it true that very vast awards are allocated. Big awards are as a rule only for very grave injuries that have seriously affected the injured. If one looks at the stories closely one finds that the vast sums are for victims who have been made paraplegic, had grievous brain damage, an amputation or any lasting mutilation where a person's ability to earn a living has been affected.

In many if these cases the monetary amount being awarded in no way compensates for the damage that has been suffered. What is the point of $21Mill if you are a paraplegic? Sure it will pay for your medical care and provide for your children but your life as you know it is over.

Personal injury lawyers are often portrayed in the media, and in movies and the like as heartless ambulance chasers. This is exceedingly unfair as the majority of these online personal injury lawyers are extremely hard working, conscientious and caring for their clients who have been unjustly injured.

An individual who has been hurt in this manner and attempts to claim from the insurance company of the other party on his own is likely to be given a massive run around. The Bureaucracy of an Insurance company plus of course the fact that many chancy claims are made, will always immediately repudiate any claim and will then spend a lot of time trying to find a way to reduce their liability.

The injured party on the other hand is likely to need his claims settled earlier rather than later. For a start he has medical expenses and hospital bills to pay. He might suffer loss of earnings if he has run out of sick leave etc. And so there is the daily living expenses still to be taken care of as well as his family

An online personal ijury lawyer is well up to these tricks and has the knowledge and skill to cut through this red tape and achieve a settlement sooner rather than later.

Expect at the very least all medical expenses to be covered as well as a provision for future medical and rehabilitation costs. The award for Pain and suffering is likely to be fairly modest unless a severe and irreversible injury or mutilation has been inflicted.

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The appointment of a Online Personal Injury Lawyer will help one get ones medical expenses covered if one is the victim of an accident.

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