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SERIOUS INJURIES

While all injuries are and can be serious in the short term, an injury requiring surgery, repeated surgical procedures, insertion of hardware, suffering a traumatic brain injury,  a long convalescence, a lengthy absence from work, an inability to physically do the type of work done before the injury, a disability inflicted in the injury that will never completely resolve, a permanent impairment of a bodily part or function, can raise the issue of a Serious Injury. Contact Us Now. In this case, an attorney must understand the insurance issues to include triggering liability insurance and medical payments coverage under a premises liability (store, house, or business) policy; maximizing liability insurance with under-insured motorist coverage, and triggering uninsured motorist coverage if applicable; attorney must know how to trigger health insurance coverage for needed medical, and to negotiate the repayment issues that may arise and/or how to deal with Medicare or Medicaid insurance coverage issues if such arises. An attorney must also understand issues needing a Conservator and/or a Special Needs Trust for a seriously injured claimant unable to handle their own financial affairs. Attorney must be able to plan and coordinate with family that will be caring for permanently injured person. Such a claim may involve planning for future medical and personal needs (life care plan), and maximizing a recovery in a manner that doesn’t jeopardize necessary government benefits for the permanently disabled. The claim may also involve a needed economic loss report for past lost wages, and future lost wages and services. Attorney Matthew Kohm has 24 years of experience helping all kinds of seriously injured claimants and their families maximize their recoveries and protect client interests.

My Office has Helped Serious Injuries that include:

  • Spinal Injury Requiring Fusion of Discs
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (“TBI”)
  • Severely Fractured Ankle Almost Resulting in Amputation
  • Fractured Femur Requiring Surgical Repair and Hardware
  • Burn Victim from Explosion and Fire
  • Multiple Skull Fracture and Hemorrhage with TBI
  • Head Injury Resulting in Anosmia (Loss of Taste and Smell)
  • Multiple Fractured Arm at Humeras, Radius and Ulna
  • Teeth Knocked Out with TMJ
  • Loss of Vision
  • Fibromyalgia

These types of Injuries have happened from all types of activities:

  • Commercial Work-sites (involving claims against a third party when another attorney handles the worker’s compensation claim against employer)
  • Slip and Fall
  • Boating
  • Automobile or other Motor Vehicle caused Claim
  • Premises Claims (injury on property owned by a homeowner, business or other entity and caused by some unsafe factor at Property)
  • Dramshop Liquor Liability (injury caused by intoxicated patron who was over served alcohol, or store illegally selling alcohol to minor causing injuries)
  • Social Host Liability (Injury caused by private party over served at a party or social event)
  • Motorcycle
  • Recreational Injury at Hotel or During Vacation Event
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