A catastrophic injury impacts your life the moment it occurs. Whether it's a broken back, a head injury or other traumatic injury, you'll know it right away. You may have to be rushed into emergency surgery or realize that you can't feel parts of your body when you awaken after a crash.
As a patient with a new disability, it can be hard to adjust. Brain injuries might cause problems with your memory or difficulty walking or taking care of yourself. Spinal injuries could cause severe, chronic pain or mean that you no longer have the ability to walk or use your limbs. Everything can change in a moment, and you're facing the long road of adjusting to these changes.
With catastrophic injuries like yours, one of the most important things you can do is to make sure you get enough compensation. Over time, new medical techniques and treatments come out, and you may find that you want to try them. Medical treatment is costly, but if you plan well, you can be compensated enough to be able to afford these treatments when the time comes.
On top of that, you need to consider the immediate compensation you need. You may need money for:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Adjustments to your home to make it easier for you to live with a disability
- Travel costs
- In-home care costs
As you can see, it's easy for the expenses to add up, and you don't deserve to have to worry about them. Your attorney will help you fight for a fair settlement, so you can focus on healing instead of finances.