When you are seriously injured, it can turn your life upside down. Injuries like broken bones, severe lacerations, concussions, and severe sprains or strains can happen in an instant and put you out of commission for weeks or even months.
There are even more severe injuries like traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, and other catastrophic injuries. These have the potential to affect you for the rest of your life.
Below, we discuss some of the ways a serious injury can disrupt your life.
A Serious Injury Can Hurt You Financially
A serious injury can result in significant expenses, and even if you have good insurance, things can come up unexpectedly. In addition, if you’re seriously hurt, it’s likely that you won’t be able to work for a significant period of time, potentially resulting in the loss of substantial income.
A Serious Injury Can Negatively Impact Your Career
As a working professional, you know how important it is for you to be on top of your game and to involve yourself in as much as possible at work. While your colleagues may understand that your injury is not your fault, missing weeks or months of work can affect your level of involvement, and you may miss out on opportunities that you could have taken had you not been injured. There is the possibility that you may never return to work as the same person you once were. Therefore, this can change the trajectory of your life for years to come.
A Serious Injury Can Keep You from Doing the Simple Things in Life That You Once Enjoyed
Many people who are seriously injured develop temporary or permanent physical limitations that keep them from doing the things they enjoyed before their injury. For example, if you were a physically active person prior to breaking a bone, it’s likely that you’ll be unable to be as active as you were for several months after your injury. If you sustain a complete spinal cord injury (resulting in paralysis below the site of the injury), it’s possible that you’ll never be able to do the things you did before your injury ever again. Your life is forever changed by one defining moment in your life.
Significant Compensation is Possible
Common damages that accident victims seek include medical expenses, lost income, physical and emotional pain and suffering, and lost quality of life. It is very important to remember, it can be difficult for accident victims to recover the full value of their claims without the assistance of an attorney, so if you’ve suffered an injury in an accident that you think was the result of someone’s negligence, you should contact an attorney immediately.