Any injury can cause pain and suffering, but a severe injury can change the accident victim for life. When a car or truck accident results in a catastrophic injury, victims may suffer:
- Serious injuries: A spinal cord injury, brain injury or other serious injury arising from an accident may require extensive and ongoing medical treatment. As the bills pile up, the need for monetary compensation becomes more urgent. Some injuries are readily apparent while others take weeks and even months to show their signs. This is why a thorough medical examination is of the utmost importance after a motor vehicle accident.
- Missed time from work: Physical and emotional trauma arising from an accident can make working difficult if not impossible. When an accident is caused by negligence, the injured party deserves compensation for lost wages.
- Pain and suffering: Accident victims deserve compensation for medical bills and wage loss arising from negligence, but they often also deserve non-monetary damages as well. Part of the role of a personal injury attorney is to determine how this accident has affected your life and to seek fair and just compensation for pain, suffering and other hardships.
- Ongoing expenses: The impact of this accident may last a lifetime. In handling your personal injury claim, your attorney should take into account ongoing needs such as expensive medications, additional surgeries and doctor visits.
Finding hope after a traumatic event
After suffering a severe car or truck accident injury, a person may find it hard to find hope. Those who have lost loved ones in fatal accidents face even greater devastation. While no legal action can undo the damage or replace what has been lost, pursuing a legal claim can give you hope that a financial recovery lies around the corner. Taking legal action also holds accountable the party that caused this accident to happen and can deliver a sense of justice and closure.