While most of the permanent injuries referred to are mostly physical in nature, such as disfigurement, dismemberment or scarring, a far larger amount of permanent injuries can be psychiatric in nature, such as PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) and anxiety. In many cases, such injuries can prevent you from returning to your job, or performing normal tasks, having a significant impact on your life.
Permanent injuries can lead to significant life changes. Often they requires extensive medical treatments over a long period of time, such as home healthcare.
Permanent injuries are difficult to pinpoint and determine upon initial evaluations. In some cases, injuries are deemed permanent only after failing extensive attempts at treatment and thorough medical examinations. Insurance companies are aware of this fact and will often push for a quick resolution, often resulting in a settlement which will not even cover a small fraction of the entire cost of treatment.
Essentially any injury that cannot be cured and will have a lasting impact on the remainder of a victim’s life can be deemed permanent. Such injuries can include:
It is important to first seek medical attention and treatment advice from a medical professional. Afterwards, it is important to gather as much evidence associated with your permanent injury claim as soon as possible. Information like witness contact details, pictures of the accident and filing a police report, are some of the steps you should immediately take, following a brain injury.
Our experienced injury lawyers can help you build a case, perform all the necessary research and evidence gathering and can even help by paying medical disbursements during your case.
If a family member or loved one has sustained a permanent injury as a result of an accident, that renders them unable to communicate, please reach out to us on his behalf, in order to recover the necessary compensation that will provide the best long term care possible.
In many cases, insurance companies will try to offer you a settlement right away. Usually this type of early settlement dismisses most of the intricate details of a victim’s spinal cord injury. The early settlement offered by the insurance company will often not take the full medical expenses and adjusted living expenses into account, leaving you to pay for them out of pocket.
Our award winning personal injury lawyers have over 20 years experience and will deal with the insurance company from day one, letting them know that you mean to seek proper compensation for your injuries as well as other compensations you may be entitled to.
We care. We understand, with our years of experience, what victims of accidents go through—from the obvious physical injuries to the impact they have on your day-to-day life, your job, your family and your overall well-being.
Norm Assiff has set a precedent that significantly assists Albertans receive fair compensation. Norm Assiff is the first lawyer who has done that since the government imposed the Minor Injury Regulations in 2004.
We aggressively pursue all heads of damages available in law to fairly compensate you - not just for pain and suffering, but for loss of income, out-of-pocket expenses, housekeeping losses, costs of future care, etc.
We want to make justice accessible. There will be no fee until you collect.
We pay all disbursements and will do everything it takes to prove the full nature and extent of your injuries. This includes, but is not limited to, expert reports and analysis, litigation and trial. We will set you up with appropriate specialists to help you recover from your injuries. We pay for these expert reports and do not look to you to repay us.
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