Are injury accident awards too large?

After motorcycle or car accidents, insurance companies try to assign a dollar amount for compensation for injuries and property damage. Insurance companies have tables which assign a value to various injuries; these tables are very impersonal and cannot take into account how the injury changed a person’s life, how it took away their ability to do things that they love, and the ability to financially care for oneself and family. A table of numbers can not put a value on how the injury might impact a person for the rest of their life. And, certainly a table or statistical data can not put a value on a human life.

A Washington personal injury attorney knows you personally; they know how the accident impacted you and your family and they fight and use their legal expertise to insure you receive just and fair compensation for your injuries, including pain and suffering.

A lot of million-dollar settlements make the news. Some amounts may seem very large but one needs to know first hand the pain and suffering an accident victim endures, the therapy they may require for years to come, the adjustments to their lives and losing the mobility we all take for granted. When one puts a face on a victim, they realize these awards are not out of line.

seattle car and motorcycle accident attorneyRecently in the West Seattle Blog, there was an article entitled “Crash survivor: In the blink of an eye, everything can change.” This article is a first person account from accident victim, Karen Derby, who tells about her battle to come back from serious leg and facial injuries after a motorcycle crash caused by a minivan driver who ran a Stop sign. Derby’s account — including photos that are distressing to look at — tell about her harrowing accident, her recovery process which is ongoing and has required multiple surgeries to repair her leg and a plate to be installed in her eye socket. Five surgeries in all with maybe more to come. She says that Harborview Medical Center and the surgeons there are “amazing” and the physical therapists deserve high praise. She, unfortunately, has gotten to know her surgeons and therapists all too well.

Derby is not a client of The Farber Law Group but we thought her description was so eloquent and compelling and tells the story that is familiar and similar to clients we represent.

If you have been involved in a car or motorcycle accident that resulted in serious injuries, you need the services of the Washington Injury Attorney specialists at The Farber Law Group. At The Farber Law Group, we get to know you and we know that you deserve someone to fight for you so that your accident and injuries are not made equivalent to a number on an insurance company’s table.

Contact The Farber Law Group today for a free case consultation. We represent accident victims on a contingent fee basis meaning you do not pay anything unless we recover a settlement for you.

For more information, read Common Questions that people have after suffering an accident.