In our ongoing series on spinal cord injury compensation claims, Warren Collins weighs up some of the key issues surrounding matters of life and death when determining an award of damages.
‘So don’t yield to the fortunes, you sometimes see as fate. It may have a new perspective on a different day. And if you don’t give up, and don’t give in you may just be okay.’ Lyrics from The Living Years, 1988, by Mike Rutherford (Genesis and Mike and the Mechanics).
While it is fairly certain that Mike Rutherford and BA Robertston (remember him?) were not thinking of the calculation of damages in catastrophic injury claims, their lyrics in The Living Years (as well as the title) seem to chime fairly well with lawyers who are exercised by the legal process. Read on to understand why.