I was injured at a school event that I went to for my daughter. The accident was completely avoidable, and the school was definitely negligent in allowing it to happen. I did receive an apology from the superintendent, and the school offered to cover my medical expenses, but that was it. I am not a gold digger, but that was just not good enough for me. I was going to have a permanent injury because of their negligence, and I decided to contact a Sacramento personal injury attorney just to get a professional and legal opinion on if I should drop it or if I had a case.
When I explained everything that had happened, the attorney felt that I had a very legitimate case. It was not possible for anyone to know, even a medical professional, what kind of care I might need in the future, and I would basically be signing away my rights if I agreed to let the school district cover the medical expenses I had incurred up to that point. There was no mention of any expenses that would be incurred at a later date.
My attorney talked with my doctor, who said it would be impossible to tell what I might need a year from now as well as 10 years from now. There would definitely be some things that would need to happen, and my attorney wanted to make sure that I was going to be covered for that. He also felt that I should have something for my pain and suffering, which the school district also fought. As it turned out, I had the better lawyer, because he was able to get me everything he said he would. I no longer have to worry about my future medical issues, because they are going to be taken care of.