injury in a personal injury case means permanent
injury. Serious injury often means past medical bills,
and future medical expenses. Serious injury often means
past wage loss, and future wage loss or future loss of
injury often means disability. Disability is present
when you lack the ability to perform work, activities,
or tasks of living. Disability may be physical, but it
also may be sensory or mental.
injury also includes pain and suffering. Pain and
suffering means past, present, and future pain and
suffering experienced since the injury. Often in a
serious injury case pain and suffering will continue into the future.
injury usually includes loss of capacity to enjoy life.
Whereas disability compensates for inability to lead a
normal life, and pain and suffering compensates for physical
and mental discomfort, loss of ability to enjoy life
compensates for loss of specific artistic, athletic, or
unique skills possessed and lost or the ability to
perform at the pre-injury level.
injury also at times involves disfigurement.
Disfigurement occurs when there are permanent changes to
the body that are observable such as amputation or
Trudell regularly handles serious injury cases. He
works with his clients to understand the impact to
their life as a result of serious injury. Pat works
with the client’s doctors to appreciate the future
medical impact of permanent injury.
works with experts in the fields of economic loss
evaluation, human performance evaluation and medicine to
arrive at a proper evaluation of damages. This allows
Pat to have a solid foundation in determining case
value. The insurance company sees the case is there and
can be tried if fair value is not paid in negotiation.
Pat will insist on fair value for your serious
injuries. He will take your case through trial if
necessary to get fair value for your permanent injuries.