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Protecting the Catastrophically Injured Personal Injury Plaintiff’s Case Recovery

September 27, 2011

Protecting the Catastrophically Injured Personal Injury Plaintiff’s Case Recovery often, indeed usually, includes a Structured Settlement, a topic that has been revisited lately amongst personal injury practitioners in our Changing Economy. Personal injury attorneys will discuss with their clients the information necessary to help the clients and their families make the best decisions regarding large recoveries. Structured settlement experts can help the client and attorney analyze any alternatives available to protect recoveries of personal injury plaintiffs. Expert, attorney and client will examine the issues to be considered in order to provide for the future needs of catastrophically injured plaintiffs. The decisions made will take into consideration the recent changes in the market that have affected the daily subsistence and future incomes of catastrophically injured personal injury plaintiffs. Whereas previously the market could always be depended on to provide reliable returns that sustained plaintiffs’ recoveries, the events of 2008-2009 have forced personal injury attorneys to take a fresh look at how to help clients provide for their future needs. With such large recoveries involved, it is wise to seek the opinions qualified professionals. The goal is to secure the current and future needs of catastrophically injured personal injury plaintiffs. Discussions will include: What Are the Considerations in Placing a Catastrophically Injured Plaintiff’s Recovery? Annuity-Backed Structured Settlements, Annuity-Backed Structured Benefits? Annuity-Backed Structured Risks? Methods to Increase Benefits and Reduce the Risks of Annuity-Backed Structures? Minimum Guaranteed Total Payouts? What are the Plaintiff’s Attorneys’ Rights and Responsibilities? How about Defense Obligations? What are some Alternatives to Annuity-Backed Structures, i.e. Options? What Questions Should Plaintiff’s Counsel (and a Court) Ask When Considering the Options Available for the Plaintiff’s Recovery?

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