If you've been injured due to anything from an automobile accident to a job site injury, you may need to transition to another career in order to stay as close to your old quality of living as possible. Performing your previous duties may be physically painful or mentally taxing because of the injury, making your old job nigh impossible to complete. Whether you think your settlement amount is enough or not, consider a few services that can protect your future beyond a simple cash payment.
Moving To A New Workforce
Getting a degree or new job training isn't enough if there aren't enough jobs in your area. You may have had one of the few good opportunities in your area before the injury, but now that your old job prospects are gone, you may need to move for a better, fair opportunity.
At this point, you'll need to consider how much your legal adversary should have to pay for transition. Do you need an entirely new house or just assistance moving to a new place? Do you need paid time to settle before starting at the new job? Work with a personal finance professional to calculate what you may need in terms of moving, furnishing and getting comfortable at the new location.
Make sure that your legal opponent pays for moving expenses at the very least. You shouldn't be responsible for boxing up your own items, driving to the new location or finding temporary lodging. For the first month or so, make sure that your legal opponent covers your living expenses as you get used to the area.
Trading cash for services may be the best bet if the court system isn't fully in your favor. You may not be able to demand a brand new, expensive house and car, but there are ways that your legal opponent can acquire property without necessarily paying the maximum potential amount.
Foreclosure And Used Property Searching May Be Cheaper
There are non-government foreclosures, government sales for various home qualities and even used cars that you may be able to take advantage of with your legal opponent's assistance. If they're already legally responsible, push them to assist you in shopping for a home in your desired location.
You'll need to be careful with the new location, as the quality may not be what you'd expect. Inspect the home with a real estate professional, relatives and friends before settling on the home. Make sure to know the tenant history in order to avoid encounters with potentially dangerous persons who may want the property back.
Such creative negotiations can help you get into a better life situation while still being in a feasible cost range for your legal adversary. Make sure to keep a spreadsheet of the amount spent and the actual worth of the property just in case your opponent tries to pay far less than you deserve.
If there's money left, request cash payment or other services such as housing allowance as you transition, job training, grant writers for college scholarship assistance or grocery deliveries while you're unable to move comfortably. For a professional's touch in sensitive injury settlement negotiations, contact a firm like Conway Pauley & Johnson PC Attys for more help.