Guy Ritchie Movies and Personal Injury Claims

What could personal injury claims and Guy Ritchie movies have in common?  What could possibly be the connection?  I’ll tell you…

Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels is one of my favorite movies.  It is a great watch and infinitely quotable.

During a black market exchange, one character keeps asking if he can get this or get that.  At one point, our protagonist says, “I’ll get you a gold-plated Rolls Royce, as long as you pay for it.”

That’s the connection.

The lesson to be learned is that you can get only what you pay for.

In North Carolina personal injury claims, you can get back what you can earn through proof.  Did you lose out on a $1 million sports contract because of this injury?  Well, show me the contract.  Get me an affidavit from the GM who was going to hire you.  Did you lose out on that boss internship at SAS because of this injury?  Get me some documentary evidence.  Did you “catch depression” as a result of your injuries?  Alrighty, show me the diagnosis from the health care provider who can back that claim up.

If you can’t give me the money for the gold-plated Rolls Royce, I can’t get you the gold-plated Rolls Royce.  If you can’t document your lost income, I can’t get you your lost income.

Personal injury claims are about remuneration – paying you back.  Personal injury claims are not about windfalls.  I can only get you what you’ve lost, and more exactly, what you can prove you’ve lost as a result of the accident in question.

If you get in an automobile accident in North Carolina, don’t expect to just “get paid” as the kids say these days.  What you should be able to expect is that with competent representation you can get paid back for what you’ve lost – medical expenses, lost wages, time spent suffering instead of enjoying your life.  Any expectations for anything that you can’t prove you lost are a waste of time and emotion.

Learn this lesson early in your claim and you will be like the Buddha.  Expectations only lead to suffering. So if you don’t have expectations you will suffer less.

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