1-610-265-8050 erik@snyderinjurylaw.com

My name is Bob Snyder, I’m an attorney here in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, specializing in personal injury cases.

Today’s question is, how do you handle and what do you do with the invisible disability case?

It’s a problem we often have to deal with in many of our personal injury cases which come about as a result of motor vehicle collisions, slip and falls, construction accidents, or medical malpractice mistakes. I’d like to talk with you just a little bit about these invisible disabilities.

You see it’s very simple for a judge, a jury, or an insurance company representative to see and know there’s been a serious disability if they look at a person who’s suffered an amputation of a finger, a hand, or an arm.

It’s those disabilities that are not quite as obvious but still constitute horrible losses that a person suffers, such as chronic pain, that you can’t see, or chronic fatigue that you can’t see.

The person with chronic pain never gets an hour off from that pain.

The person with chronic fatigue is always tired, but never has the energy to get through a day like a normal person.

Dizziness or difficulty with changes in balance movement is another problem that can be very disabling.

Visual impairments without having total loss of sight of both eyes, merely having one eye somewhat impaired and different from the way that it was before the incident is a big loss.

Sensitivity to light is often something that people suffer as a result of being injured.

Mental health problems are often secondary effects from the injury and trauma, and brain injuries, as we know, can produce so many different problems with the ability to think and remember or just do the simplest activities of daily life.

It’s up to me to be able to prove beyond any question to the judge, the jury, the insurance company, it’s attorneys, that these disabilities are real. If this information is of some help to you or you have questions about this topic, give me a call at 610 265 8050. 

 

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