Whether you are involved in an auto accident, construction accident, or other serious accident, you may suffer a catastrophic injury that leads to permanent disability and forever changes your life and that of your family. In many cases these injuries can be traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries resulting in paralysis, or other injuries such as burns, loss of sight or hearing, or amputation of one or multiple limbs. Whatever the case may be, you will likely work with a personal injury lawyer to file a lawsuit against those responsible for your injuries. As to the damages for which you can receive compensation, there are many that should be sought in your lawsuit.
If you suffer a catastrophic injury, you will likely require medical treatment the rest of your life. Because of this, medical expenses will run into thousands or millions of dollars as the years go by. Therefore, you will have the right to sue not only for past and present medical expenses, but future ones as well.
Along with your medical treatment, you will also need to recoup lost wages that have resulted from your injuries. Since you likely will no longer be able to work or at the least will be out of work for a prolonged period of time, it is crucial lost wages from now as well as your future earnings be included in the lawsuit. By doing so, you and your family will be able to maintain your current standard of living, rather than be forced to declare bankruptcy or have other financial difficulties.
Pain and Suffering
Finally, any type of catastrophic injury will of course result in extensive pain and suffering, both from a physical and emotional standpoint. Along with facing decades of medical treatment and possibly losing your job, you may also no longer be able to participate in beloved activities with family and friends. Because of this, your attorney will seek damages for pain and suffering.
If you have sustained a catastrophic personal injury, schedule a consultation with an experienced and caring personal injury attorney at Tobler Law.