Catastrophic injuries frequently change an accident victim’s entire life, as well as the lives of their family and friends. The injured person may go from supporting themselves or their family to requiring around-the-clock-care after an accident. This can place a heavy toll on not only the victim, but their loved ones who may suddenly become caretakers. The price of a catastrophic accident is not only measured in suffering and missed life experiences, but also the financial expenses incurred by lengthy hospital stays, numerous procedures, and loss of income. Injuries such as these can be debilitating, and can permanently alter the lifestyle of victims and their families.
Victims of catastrophic injury frequently face emergency medical treatment, long hospital stays, ongoing therapy, surgeries, and more medical care to recover from an accident. This care can last for months or even years as the patient heals and regains ability again. When they return home from the hospital, it is possible the injured person will require mobility devices such as a wheel chair, changes to their residence that allow for the necessary medical equipment, and ongoing therapy.
Future medical care, such as surgeries, therapy, and nursing assistance should be determined when making a personal injury claim. Catastrophic injuries can cause a lifetime of pain and need for care. Your claim needs to cover the cost of injury management and living assistance.
The financial costs of ongoing medical care for an injured victim can bankrupt a family if the injured individual does not receive financial compensation to cover the costs. It is important to contact an experienced personal injury attorney to begin the process to recover these damages and protect your finances from medical bills.
Loss of Income
Someone who has suffered a catastrophic injury will likely spend a considerable amount of time out of work as they recover. It is possible that they will never be able to return to work. If the victim’s family relies on the victim for support, the entire family may be faced with losing their income, their home, and more. An attorney can help calculate lost earnings and lost future wages to include in your claim.
Pain and Suffering
Catastrophic injuries typically continue to affect the victim throughout their life. They may experience lingering pain, difficulty living independently or performing certain tasks, and diminished enjoyment of life. While the non-economic damages of suffering are difficult to measure, they should be addressed all the same. A lawyer can be a powerful advocate in your case, and can help you receive proper compensation for the changes you’ll face after a catastrophic accident.
Clearwater personal injury attorney Bryan D. Caulfield can help you obtain compensation for your injuries. A Board Certified injury lawyer, he has received recognition for his unwavering and dedicated support for his clients, his high ethical standards, and his prominent legal ability.
If an accident has left you injured, contact Bryan D. Caulfield today by calling (727) 308-6060.