Not all accidents are equal. Some have more severe and lasting consequences than others. If you sustained an injury that has a longstanding impact on your capacity to live a fulfilling life, then that injury may be categorized as ‘catastrophic.’ If this injury was the result of another’s negligence, a lawsuit can help to cover the cost. But what exactly is the cost of catastrophic injuries? That’s what we’d like to go into today.
In the majority of catastrophic injury cases, the most immediate cost you will face is medical expenses. The kinds of injuries we can classify as catastrophic typically necessitate costly medical care. Of course, this will typically begin with treatment in an emergency, which will often lead to surgery.
But the medical expenses faced by victims of catastrophic injuries do not end there. More treatment or even surgeries might continue to be necessary in the future. The operative word in catastrophic injury cases is ‘longstanding’; victims will in all likelihood need costly support from medical professionals and therapists for years to come.
Once your health has been stabilized, you will realize that the costs you face as a result of your catastrophic injuries have just begun. While you were undergoing medical care, you were understandably unable to work. Depending on your employment status and the length of your time in the hospitable, you may have already taken a significant hit to your finances. After all, the majority of Americans live paycheck to paycheck.
As time goes on, you may find that you are unable to work as you did before. Perhaps your profession involved physical labor which your injury has made you unable to perform. You may have experienced loss of sight or hearing, or perhaps even neurological damage which makes it impossible to perform your job as you once did. A lawsuit might be your only chance at attaining the financial security you once had.
Physical and Psychological Pain
Not all costs of catastrophic injuries are so easy to quantify as medical costs and lost wages. You also have to consider both the physical and psychological pain suffered by the victims of such accidents. In personal injury lawsuits, it can be notoriously difficult to get a complete understanding of the pain that you feel. This includes not only the physical pain you feel as a result of your accident, but also the psychological pain from such factors are reduced independence or trauma.
Here at Snyder Law Group, we understand the pain you feel better than anybody. And it’s our job to make sure you receive compensation for the costs you faced and will continue to face as a result of your catastrophic accident.
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