Can a car crash change your life forever?

On Behalf of | Jun 10, 2021 | Personal Injury |

Unfortunately, a car crash can indeed change your life forever, and not for the better.

As reported in The Lawyer Monthly, should you sustain a catastrophic injury in your car crash, you could become disabled for life.

Catastrophic injury examples

Motor vehicle accidents represent a major cause of catastrophic injuries, such as the following:

  • Spinal cord injuries that could render you paraplegic or quadriplegic
  • Traumatic brain injuries that could permanently impair your speech, balance, cognitive abilities and emotional control
  • Crush injuries that could require amputation of one of your limbs
  • Eye injuries that could severely impair your vision
  • Ear injuries that could severely impair your hearing
  • Severe burns that could leave lasting disfiguring scars

Ongoing expenses

It goes without saying that should you sustain a catastrophic injury in your car crash, your hospital care likely will be only the beginning of the expenses you will face. In fact, the medical and other expenses associated with a catastrophic injury can be just as catastrophic as the injury itself. Consider the following:

  • You may need extensive rehabilitative treatment.
  • You may need to undergo a series of surgeries to minimize the damage to your body.
  • You may need ongoing physical, occupational and recreational therapy.
  • You may need to modify your home and your vehicle to accommodate your injury.
  • You may need to invest in high-dollar medical equipment such as a wheelchair and other assistive devices.
  • You may require ongoing in-home nursing or therapeutic care.

In other words, your catastrophic injury may result in massive medical and associated expenses while rendering you disabled and unable to work and earn a living.