Being awarded an injury settlement can be a great step forward as you struggle to get what you deserve after injury, but you need to be sure that the settlement terms are in your best interests. When facing lower than expected cash offers and an opposition that just won't budge, you may need to get creative with your negotiations. With a few of the following ideas in hand, a personal injury attorney can help negotiate for a better life after injury, even if the cash settlement isn't the financial miracle you've been waiting for.
Transition Assistance To An Injured Lifestyle
After an injury, your life may be changed forever. These changes may mean expensive, life-long adjustments to maintain a level of comfort and productivity that you can be happy with. If there are issues such as shared blame, lack of sufficient evidence or other issues that seem to give your opponent safety from full financial responsibility, push the burden of transition to them.
Homes with steps may need accessibility ramps. You may need extra rides to and from the hospital or referrals to medical teams who can examine your condition further. All of these issues may have a cash cost, but your legal opponent may be able to arrange for the services without paying major lump sums. This compromise can help all parties involved.
You can get the assistance needed without spending money out of your own pocket and your legal opponent only has to pay for the absolute necessities by either hiring services or tapping their own connections and resources. Large organizations, for example, may be able to use existing vehicles and redirected staff to assist you in getting transportation around town.
A company with a large enough employee base could enroll you as a bare minimum employee or asset and bring you into their medical coverage options. Creativity is the key here, as many different options may exist that could keep you comfortable without running into adamant denial from your legal opponent.
Education And Training Assistance
If your injuries have affected your job, you may need a backup plan in case you're unable to earn an independent income. You may not be completely out of a job for now, but stress on the injuries or aging with past injuries may lead to surprising, unfortunate complications.
Approach the idea of education and training with a clean slate. You could look for training in your current career path, but it might be worth your time to look into a completely different job field that doesn't exacerbate your injuries as much.
Look to the current job outlook for excellent pay prospects, then consider colleges and certification programs that can lead you on the path. Your legal opponent could be held responsible for funding these educational opportunities, but the cost to your opponent doesn't have to be the full cost of college.
By hiring a scholarship professional or an experienced grant writer, your opponent could gain access to tuition funding opportunities that may take months or years for the average person to find. At that point, the cost of getting you into college will be the cost of the scholarship.
Contact a personal injury attorney to begin building a strategy that supports a brighter, safer future for your injury recovery. To learn more, contact Piccin Law Firm.