A personal injury can be painful and debilitating. It may impact your ability to do the things you love to do and put a strain on your relationships. You may not be able to work your normal job and could find that you're unable to return to a job of any kind in the future.
Personal injuries aren't all permanent, but many take months or years to heal. Other injuries are permanent and change a person's life forever, resulting in a need for care around the clock. Some significant injuries that people may suffer from in car crashes include:
- Severe whiplash
- Shattered bones
- Nerve damage
- Brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
If you suffer injuries like these, you may need many different kinds of support. Some common medical needs include:
- Physical or occupational therapy
- In-home health care
- Medical devices
These needs can cost thousands or hundreds of thousands of dollars. That's why it's so important for victims to file claims for compensation. You may be able to file a claim against the at-fault driver's car insurance company or sue them directly through a personal injury lawsuit if they were not carrying insurance at the time of the accident. Your injuries were not your fault, so you should not be the one who has to cover the expenses.
Our website has more information on personal injuries and the ways you can seek compensation to cover your medical needs, lost wages and other financial losses. Other people must be held accountable for their actions, especially when they cause injuries to others.