We can track the direct and indirect expenses that have resulted and will continue to be incurred from your catastrophic injury. We also understand that physical, emotional, and psychological factors need to be taken into account, and we can ensure that these aspects are considered when seeking recovery. We believe that it is of the utmost importance to keep an accurate record of this information for our clients and will use it to their advantage.
Woman: Can you tell me about catastrophic injury?
Kerry: Sure. Every once in a while, we'll get a client who has a real serious injury, catastrophic injuries. And when that happens, what we do is pay special attention in the sense that we want to monitor them almost daily to see their progress, because at some point in time, you're going to have to show a trier of fact just how catastrophic these injuries are and how the injuries impacted the individual. And I think that's kind of how we maximize our recovery. What we do is a lot different than most firms, to get the best we can for that person because it's sometimes a long-term recovery.
George: And I think what you have to pay special care to is the cost of that care, going down the road. I mean, because even when the case is over, with catastrophic injuries, the care's going to keep continuing and that's what we need to build into the case to make sure that that's, for the client, that their future is secure in that regard.
Kerry: And it's not just the client themselves, I mean, they have an impact with family members, with friends, with their intimate community, all these are factors that you want to put in perspective when somebody says, "Well, what's a fair compensation?" Because catastrophic injured victims are deprived of normal everyday living enjoyment and they should be compensated for that.
George: And I agree, Kerry. I think this is probably one of those areas in law that's a little different than some of the others because it involves such a catastrophic effect on the family and the person who is going through it.
Kerry: Yes, and when you're talking about liability, you want to make sure that you get an attorney involved right away, so you can establish liability, even if it's not 100% the other person's fault, there's still going to be a recovery. It'll be offset but there'll be a recovery.
George: And you have to also understand where that recovery's going to come from. It might not just be from insurance policy, it might be from a county or city, depending on how the action happened.