Common Personal Injury Claims

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So, you’re hurt. Someone else was negligent and now it seems you’re the one who has to bear the burden. Luckily, you have a dedicated team of experienced personal injury lawyers at Robinson LLP ready to help you get what you deserve – including compensation for pain and suffering, lost income and housekeeping, your cost of care, and out-of-pocket expenses.

Robinson LLP is here to help you through every possible personal injury.

Here are the 5 most common personal injury claims we see at our law firm:

1. Neck and back injuries

Neck and back injuries are very common occurrences in accidents. Other than causing you pain and discomfort, neck and back injuries can impact your job and your ability to attend to normal housekeeping or childcare activities – compensation for these losses will be advocated by your personal injury lawyer. Insurance companies love to tell you that these type of injuries (sprains and strains) are “minor injuries” that are capped at $4,000 plus inflation. Don’t agree to anything until talking to the personal injury lawyers at Robinson LLP! We understand that many neck and back injuries have a significant impact on your life. We also understand that this cap may not even apply to your claim!

First, the cap only applies to “general damages” (what you would receive for just the injuries on their own). For example, if you lost income or needed to pay for your care, the cap doesn’t apply to these amounts. In fact, your injury may totally avoid the cap. If it seriously impairs your everyday life and lasts a long time, then it is not a “minor injury” and isn’t capped. For obvious reasons, insurance adjusters love to apply the cap to claims. You need legal advice to find out if your claim is outside this monetary limit.

2. Spinal cord injuries

Spinal cord injuries will change your life forever. So, make sure you talk to an experienced personal injury lawyer at Robinson LLP. We enlist a team of experts and professionals including surgeons, neurologists, orthopaedic surgeons, occupational therapists, vocational consultants, and others to help put a value on your claim. The point of your claim is to put you back to where you were before the injury (as best as money can) – even if it takes a lot of money to do that. Because spinal cord injuries are serious, your claim could be quite significant. The past and future impact upon your ability to do your daily activities such as housekeeping, working, or basic personal care will be addressed by a claim. If you needed care from others in the past or will require care from others in the future (which is expensive), this can also be included in your claim. At best, you might have to miss time and money from your employment. At worst, you might never be able to work again. This may mean you suffer a large loss of income or need significant time and money to retrain for a different job. Even if you remain in your previous job, your working income may be impacted by the fact that you are not as efficient as prior to your accident.

At Robinson LLP, we are used to assessing and understanding all of the many past and future implications a spinal cord injury may have on your life and it is our job to translate that impact into maximum monetary compensation.

3. Head and brain injuries

On top of physical damage, head injuries are especially worrisome because of how they can affect you psychologically. People often aren’t the same after serious (or even minor) head injuries. This can affect your employment and your relationships. Head injuries can also impact your mental functioning – sometimes, you might even suffer the effects of a head injury without knowing it!

Robinson LLP’s personal injury lawyers understands the subtleties of brain injuries and will help you do the same. Our focus is to obtain the best possible monetary results in your circumstances.

4. Breaks and fractures

The impact of a broken bone on your claim can vary widely – a broken rib is different from a broken femur.  Nonetheless, broken bones can keep you from work and prevent you from doing your housekeeping and basic daily activities – all of which can be included in your claim.   In addition, a fracture means the possibility of future ramifications that will be explored prior to settling your claim.

5. Fatalities

If you lose a loved one because of someone else’s negligence, make sure you contact us at Robinson LLP to help navigate these tough times and ensure you get what you are entitled to. If a loved one is wrongfully killed because of someone’s negligence, you have a claim against that wrongdoer. Although money won’t bring anyone back, the reality is that it is often financially difficult to replace the income or services that a loved one provides to their family. A fatality claim often includes the loss of child care and housekeeping that the deceased would have provided. If you were financially dependent on the deceased, you might also claim for the income you would have relied upon. Certain out-of-pocket expenses are also covered: costs related to caring for the deceased and visiting them before their death, funeral costs, and grief counselling expenses. And, if you’re the child or parent of the deceased, you are automatically entitled to bereavement damages as set out in the Act. At Robinson LLP, we have handled countless fatality claims and understand the nuances of them.

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These are some of the most common personal injury claims we see at Robinson LLP. If you’re suffering from these injuries (or others) because of someone else’s negligence, don’t hesitate to contact the personal injury lawyers at Robinson LLP! We will help you in difficult times and GET YOU RESULTS!

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