A skilled, talented, experienced and compassionate personal injury lawyer will really get to know you and your family. I genuinely want to understand what really makes our clients tick. What were the most important things in our clients’ life before they suffered a tragic injury? For some injured people, what is most important is a feeling of physical health and wellness. For others, their biggest loss might be their inability to earn an income, to run marathons, to play soccer, or to swim. Most of us have various activities in our lives that we participate in to express our feelings of freedom, joy, health, and happiness. We need to identify these things in order to understand and communicate the harms and losses that result from a traumatic injury.
Every person is unique in the way they experience a physical injury, and especially an emotional injury. When we are trying to convey the seriousness of a case to our adversary, we don’t want to simply say, “This person suffered a spinal cord injury. Let’s put a price tag on it.” Every case is unique, and we need to determine how a client’s unique set of circumstances has impacted work, mobility, mood, relationships, how they are perceived by others, and what their plans and goals are for the future. We need to answer all of these questions, and more so that whoever is evaluating our claim, is fully evaluating the loss of our unique client, rather than just trying to arbitrarily assign a dollar amount to an injury.