A life care plan can help injured individuals and their families in Las Vegas secure the best long-term care possible.
In Nevada personal injury lawsuits, the judge, or the jury, must assess how much a person is owed for losing some part of their life – such as the ability to walk or the need to live with a disfigurement or disability following an accident.
Las Vegas, personal injury lawyers use a life care plan to accurately quantify ongoing and future care costs for an injured individual. It is a detailed report that sets forth current and anticipated future costs of medical bills, lost earning capacity, and other compensatory damages for injuries caused by another party’s negligence or other wrongful act.
With a comprehensive life care plan, it’s possible to project future costs in many different categories, which can include (but are not limited to) medical expenses, doctor’s visits, surgery, long-term or short-term nursing care, modifying the injured party’s home or vehicle, medical supplies, and equipment, lost earning capacity, daily living expenses, rehabilitation and physical therapy, medications, and even pain and suffering.
Life care plans are often used in personal injury and insurance litigation to help establish a plaintiff’s damages.
How Are Life Care Plans Utilized In Las Vegas Personal Injury Claims By The Personal Injury Lawyers At Pacific West Injury Law?
The knowledgeable personal injury lawyers at Pacific West Injury Law have used comprehensive and well-drafted life care plans to help judges, juries, and even insurance companies understand all the costs injured plaintiffs have to bear during their life expectancies.
Life plans prepared by our Las Vegas personal injury law firm comprise extensive evidence from (among others) the clients’ physicians, therapists, friends, family, employers, co-workers, medical equipment and supply vendors, home remodeling contractors, and expert witnesses, such as vocational experts.
A lot goes into preparing a life care plan in Las Vegas personal injury cases. To help ensure the best care for our clients, we will leave no stone unturned while compiling a comprehensive report.
Typically, our lawyers will start with a detailed review of the plaintiff’s medical records. Next, they will interview the plaintiff, their family members and healthcare providers.
The most critical aspect is determining the proper care required for a particular ailment, which makes it possible to estimate the costs of medical care from different providers in a single geographic location.
Estimating costs is an arduous and comprehensive process. Our law firm may enlist the services of experienced life care planners.
Life care planners are certified vocational experts (or medical professionals) with the necessary expertise to testify in court, usually on behalf of the plaintiff.
For instance, if estimating the surgery cost, they’ll also break down additional costs such as the charges for anesthesiologists, equipment, and even any post-operation medications.
Life care planners can determine the plaintiff’s life expectancy and how significant the loss of earning capacity is. They’ll quantify the suffering and pain caused by the entire personal injury process and will comprehensively analyze the plaintiff’s ability to perform daily activities.
For their testimony to stand in Nevada courts, these experts require the necessary certification. While one might assume that life care planning experts are usually physicians, professionals from different occupations can become certified life care planners. Many nurses, rehabilitation experts, occupational therapists, case managers, social workers, physicians, psychologists, and psychotherapists have successfully embraced the role of a life planning expert.
Other factors the courts may consider include your health, habits, activities, lifestyle, and occupation.
Under Nevada law, no fixed standard for determining the damages a judge or jury can award for a catastrophic injury. The jury can award any reasonable damages it may deem fit.
Presenting a comprehensive life care plan outlining the cost of a plaintiff’s future care needs to the insurance company may result in a reasonable settlement offer without initiating litigation.
Pacific West Injury Law – Our Caring Lawyers Help Maximize Compensation for the Injured In Las Vegas
The aftermath of a devastating accident can be one of the most challenging tragedies an individual may have to deal with. Without legal help, the injured person may feel overwhelmed and vulnerable. And in some cases, people can get taken advantage of.
Suppose you or a loved one were severely injured in Las Vegas, Henderson, or North Las Vegas, due to somebody else’s carelessness or negligence. In that case, the compassionate personal injury lawyers at Pacific West Injury Law can assist you in rebuilding your life. Our Las Vegas law firm has the experience and resources to assemble a team of experienced professionals and outside experts to ensure you have the care and attention you need. Pacific West Injury Law will work with life care planners and other experts to help you recover adequate compensation to regain your life.
Contact our firm’s Las Vegas personal injury lawyer to schedule a free case evaluation.
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