Damages For Impairment and Disability

An individual’s injuries from a car, truck, or pedestrian accident may result in damages for impairment and disability. The loss of function of a part of the body, like an arm, leg, the eyes, or ears, is known as impairment. When the victim of an automobile accident suffers from an impairment caused by an accident, this may result in a disability.

A disability may be thought of as a condition that interferes with a person’s regular day-to-day activities. The following is a list of a number of physical injuries that can result in impairment and disability.  As this list shows, “disabilities” are not always the result of obvious physical limitations; mental disabilities can also be an impairment.

    • Amputation
      • loss of limb or body part
      • inability to engage in basic daily life tasks and work
  • Brain Injury
    • epilepsy and seizures limiting driving and other activities
    • general confusion as to orientation
    • inability to solve problems and/or make decisions
    • lack of concentration
    • loss of muscle control
    • memory loss
    • poor judgment
  • Hearing or visions loss
    • affects ability to fully communicate with others
    • limits perception required to engage in some physical activities such as driving,   athletics, and other such conduct
    • restricts ability to enjoy and appreciate surroundings
  • Heart Disease
    • inability to deal with stressful situation
    • possible heart attack
    • restrictions on exercise and/or exertion of energy
  • Hypertension
    • dietary restrictions
    • limitations on physical exercise and exertion
    • possible stroke
  • Injuries to the joints and/or arthritis
    • inability to use force or lift weight
    • limits range of motion
  • Lung injury
    • breathing difficulties restrict air travel, visiting/or living at high altitudes
    • limits physical exertion due to possibility of heart attack or other pulmonary complications
  • Medication dependence and its side effects
    • confusion
    • diarrhea
    • disorientation
    • dizziness
    • drowsiness
    • insomnia
    • lethargy
    • loss of sex drive
    • nausea
    • regularly scheduled doses required, with no deviation from schedule
  • Muscle Injury
    • contracture causes functional limitation of muscle
  • Obesity
    • dietary restrictions
    • excess weight causes related effects on other organs and body parts
  • Peptic Ulcer
    • dietary restrictions
    • lack of tolerance for stress
  • Oeripheral nerve injury
    • muscle weakness or loss of sensation
  • Reporductive organ injury
    • loss of fertility, ability to procreate and/or give birth
  • Ulcerative colitis
    • dietary restrictions
    • lack of tolerance for stress

We Seek To Prove Damages for the Full Impairment and Disability Suffered

In the course of litigation and during trial for a car, truck, or pedestrian accident, we seek to prove the full impairment and disability suffered by our client.  It is important that the jury also understand the complete scope of injury, not simply the most obvious injuries.

In some instances, medical complications can result which can change minor injuries into significant long-term debilitating conditions.  Because of the future medical conditions that are foreseeable, we ask for an award of damages that also takes into account these future expenses.

Please call us at your convenience so that we can learn about your accident and get started on your case.

We offer a free, no-obligation private consultation, and there are no fees to us unless and until we recover damages for you.  Once retained, I and my firm will begin the meticulous process of thoroughly documenting all the injured and damages that you have suffered so that we can seek a full recovery for you.


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