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Financial Recovery may not mean what you think it means.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

One thing that you might not expect to hear is that personal injury cases are not, and have never been, a get rick quick scheme. In fact, you will not hear the lawyers or team members at Overbey, Hawkins & Wright talk about hitting a home run or setting you up so you can play tennis or golf for the rest of your life worry free. That is simply not reality.

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The stereotype, however, of personal injury plaintiffs is that they are out to get rich quick and that their lawyers are no better. As with most stereotypes, though, this could not be farther from the truth. Indeed, I have said before that our clients are not in it for the money, they are in litigation because they’ve been forced there by a hard nosed insurance company or tortfeasor.

Financial recovery does not mean what the stereotype implies. The truth is that if you are entitled to a significant settlement or verdict, then you have suffered a tremendous loss. The unpleasantness of that loss will most likely prohibit you from living the high life after you’ve received compensation for your physical injuries, pain and suffering, lost wages, and inconvenience. It is this degree of loss that entitles you to financial recovery in the first instance. That money does not go to a country club membership. Instead, that money is intended to free you from the emotional, physical, and financial burdens caused caused by the negligence of the tortfeasor.

It is in this sense that we claim to promote your emotional, physical and financial recovery. Promoting your financial recovery means paying off current and outstanding medical bills, putting money in a special account for future medical bills, and ensuring that you have enough put aside to eliminate the feelings of vulnerability and helplessness caused by the unnecessary negligence of others. In other words, your financial stability matters and we promote it on purpose. As a caveat, your personal injury attorney cannot fix all of your financial woes. That is why I posted here about preparing yourself financially for the unexpected happening of an accident. If you put yourself in a good position to start from, full financial recovery in your personal injury case is much more likely.

Call or email us today to set up your appointment to discuss your financial recovery. There are no obligations and your initial personal injury consultation is free.