If you have suffered a severe injury, your life will most likely never be the same again. Catastrophic injuries such as spinal cord injuries, severed limbs, traumatic brain injuries and burn injuries often require extensive emergency medical treatment, surgery, many weeks or months of hospitalization, and a long and difficult period of physical therapy and rehabilitation. They may necessitate ongoing medical treatment and nursing care, prescription drugs and equipment such as a wheelchair or ventilator. The individual may need to make modifications to his or her home and vehicle, such as a ramp for the front door and a stair lift to make it possible to travel between the first and second floor of the home.
Such expenses can be staggering:
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that the average spinal cord injury victim can expect to pay between $15,000 and $30,000 per year in medical costs and up to $3 million over the course of a lifetime.
In addition to medical expenses, a catastrophic injury will very often result in some type of partial or total disability that prevents the accident victim from being able to work and to earn an income to support his or her family. When this is the case, the injured party will require financial compensation to replace his or her lost income in the present, as well as for reduced future earning power. In addition to economic damages, a catastrophic injury claim can include compensation for pain, suffering and emotional distress.
At Accident Attorneys, we help injured people and their families claim the financial compensation they deserve. If you have been injured in a serious accident for which you are not at fault, an Antelope Valley personal injury lawyer from our team may be able to help you recover monetary damages for all of your losses, making it possible for you to afford the medical care you need and to support your family in the aftermath of your accident.
You simply should not have to pay the price for the other person's negligence. No amount of money will ever undo what has happened to you, but we want to help you claim financial compensation and secure justice so that you can more easily move on in your life.
Contact us for a free case evaluation so that we can review the circumstances of your accident and determine how much your claim for damages may be worth!