While most people recover from their injuries after a crash, some injured people find their lives altered by their injuries. What ways might the injuries from a crash change the course of your life?
Injuries can permanently change your body and its abilities.
Car injuries can result in a variety of injuries that permanently change a person’s body. Some of these injuries include:
- Scars from burns or wounds
- Injuries to the nerves or spinal cord that lead to paralysis
- Brain injuries
- Injuries that lead to the amputation of a part of the body
- Ear or eye injuries that lead to a loss of hearing or vision
These injuries can alter your appearance, your physical abilities and the way you engage with the world.
Injuries can change your financial future.
Catastrophic injuries do not only create new physical limitations in your life. They can also create lifelong expenses that change your financial future. Because these injuries often require lifelong medical treatment, rehabilitation, physical therapy and other care, those expenses can put your family under significant financial strain.
For example, medical care for people who experience a spinal cord injury can cost between $42,206 and $184,891 on average depending on the severity of the injury. Over time, medical care for these injuries can cost millions of dollars.
Injuries can alter your ability to live as you did before.
The changes you experience as a result of a catastrophic injury can change every aspect of your life. You may be unable to engage in your hobbies, pursue a career or even maintain your relationships as you did before.
For example, a person with a serious brain injury may be unable to focus and unable to pursue their career path as a result. These injuries may also change their ability to maintain their connection with their partner due to the communication challenges caused by their injury.
People who experience a life-altering injury as a result of a crash should consider their legal options. Support may be available to address the many ways that an injury can impact your life and to provide financial support.