Pretoria attorneys Paul du Plessis are a successful group of personal injury and medical negligence attorneys dedicated to compassionate representation of those injured through negligence.

Victims suffering life altering injuries and financial devastation at the hands of another deserve the best medical care and sufficient financial compensation to live as comfortably and financially unencumbered as possible. If you have suffered an injury as the result of another’s carelessness, you may be unsure if you can claim for damages.

These 6 factors will help you to determine the value of your claim for damages. You may find them helpful in deciding whether to seek the counsel of Pretoria attorneys.

  1. Initial Injury

The type of injury sustained affects the value of a negligence claim. Whiplash is the most common auto injury but the value of such a claim is far less than if you lose the use of your legs. A higher claim value accompanies serious injuries.

  1. Degree of Pain

The level of your initial pain on the pain scale and the time it persists will influence your claim. Assessed and factored into it will be the anticipated duration of your pain and the limitations your injuries will bring about.

  1. Medical Treatment

Medical treatment at the scene of the accident or emergency treatment at a hospital, pose different claim values.  The length and complexity of your hospital stay and ensuing treatment greatly influences the value of a claim.

  1. Future Treatment

The time it takes for your injuries to heal and the ongoing aftercare treatment, such as physical therapy, will play a part in your claim for compensation. As will the need for prosthetic and mechanical devices.

  1. Temporary or Permanent Disability

Temporary disability can be short term (weeks and months) or long term, extending up to a year or more. However, anticipation is that you will make a full recovery. Permanent disability anticipates that you will not recover sufficiently to enjoy your previously functionality and abilities.

  1. Limitations of Injury and Pain

Your pain levels and injuries will be determined: if the pain allows you some daily functions or not and whether you are disabled but mobile, comfortable or in extreme debilitating pain. Perhaps you are no longer able to drive and need household assistance or you are unable to see and will need a guide dog.

Do You Have Pretoria Attorneys That Specialise in Personal Injury?

Perhaps you have experienced pain and suffering and you are unsure of your entitlement. With a professional advocate on your side, you may be able to receive compensation.  The best way to get your questions answered is to schedule a free consultation with Pretoria attorneys Paul du Plessis for a personal evaluation of your claim. Contact Paul du Plessis on 27 (0) 12 809 1588 for your free general claim consultation.

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