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Why rehabilitation costs make settlements expensive

It is a common claim for personal injury attorneys to tout how much (in total) they have been able to recover for victims of car and truck accidents. Of course, large jury verdicts and settlements are a testament to how hard an attorney works to ensure that his or her clients are made whole after a huge accident. But these awards are more than just a message to be sent to drivers (and their employers) who may have been negligent

In a number of cases, the amounts awarded are for rehabilitation costs and physical therapy needed to get the person back to where they were physically after an accident. A prime example is the journey that comedian Tracy Morgan has had to travel since being in a horrific accident last summer. The limousine van he was riding in was struck by a Wal-Mart semi-truck. Several people were injured and one man was killed.

In a recent interview on the Today show, Morgan explained that he has his good days and bad days and that his recovery is a work in progress, While he his rarely seen in public, he still uses the assistance of a walker to get around.

It is unknown how much the ongoing rehabilitation regimens will cost. However, it appears that the costs will continue to increase as he continues to work towards independence. Since the accident he has rarely been seen in public, and reportedly still uses a cane to get around.

If you have questions about the range of costs that can be recovered, an experienced personal injury attorney can help.

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