A permanent injury is a diagnosis made by a physician with regard to a whole body impairment following a traumatic event, like a car crash or slip and fall. The typical format would be a percentage impairment (ie: the victim, over his entire body, has a 20% permanent deficit since the crash due to limitations, objective findings, etc.) A permanent impairment rating follows established and published medical guidelines. A permanent impairment rating is necessary under Florida law to allow for recovery of future medical treatment costs, future lost wages, as well as pain and suffering to anyone injured in a car crash, slip and fall, or other traumatic incident.
A permanent injury in the auto negligence world is a diagnosis made by a physician with regard to a whole body impairment. It’s typically in a percentage point and it’s according to medical guidelines. Essentially, what this does is this opens up future medical treatment costs, as well as pain and suffering to anyone injured in a car crash.
Christina A. Goldberg, Esq.
Christina, affectionately “Christy” among staff and clients, takes sides with a passion. She focuses her practice primarily upon Plaintiff’s Personal Injury, which encompasses, but is not limited to, car crashes, slip/trip-and-fall accidents, motorcycle accidents, catastrophic injuries, wrongful death, homeowner negligence and other negligent injury claims.
Christina also handles Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Litigation on behalf of medical practitioners and facilities who have been unfairly denied payment by insurance carriers.