Being ‘Made Whole’ After Suffering Catastrophic Injuries
With injuries, there are many degrees of seriousness. At the low end of the spectrum, there are soft tissue injuries like strains, sprains, bumps and bruises. At the high end, injuries cause changes to your life that change everything. Among these catastrophic injuries are:
- Injuries that maim: Amputations, burns, disfigurement
- Injuries that diminish your ability to function: Loss of vision or sight, back injuries, paralysis (spinal cord injury)
- Injuries that can change your personality and the way you think: Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
- Injuries that end your life: Either immediately or over an extended period
Compensation For What Was Lost
In seeking compensation for this class of catastrophic injuries, a lawyer must be able to calculate the dollar value of a life that has been changed. The goal is payment not just for medical bills and ongoing care but for everything that has been taken away. What has been lost often includes your ability to work, to care for yourself, and the value of the services you rendered to your family, and the pain and suffering this injury has caused you.
The Right To Be Made Whole Again
In Mississippi, the deck is stacked against you being awarded the full compensation you deserve. The law says that you are to be compensated until you are “made whole,” but in practice, this idea is routinely violated. Juries are kept in the dark about key matters, and they are told by insurance company attorneys that your losses are not as serious as they are.
What you need, in this very difficult situation, is a lawyer who will go the distance representing your and your family’s interests. My practice is all about fighting for your rights, against a system that doesn’t really care if your right to be made whole is honored or not.
Call B. Geoffrey Harrison PA at 228-207-2075
If your injury was serious, then you need a serious lawyer. In Mississippi or Louisiana, that’s me, Geoffrey Harrison of Biloxi. Call me at 228-207-2075, or drop me a line describing your injury. I will tell you what your chances are of obtaining long-term care for your injury and if and how I can help.