Serious injuries of any kind have an immediate impact on your life and on the lives of those around you. Whether you’ve suffered a brain injury, lost a limb or have other serious wounds that require ongoing treatment, the reality is that your life is going to be changed now.
With serious injuries, there is a high likelihood that you will always have some symptoms of the injury, even years after. For example, if you broke your back and have nerve damage, there’s a potential for chronic pain. If you suffered a brain injury, there is the possibility of having chronic migraines, trouble with your speech, memory loss or memory-related issues and many other side effects.
When you’re hurt, make sure the people responsible are held accountable
Whenever you’re hurt, you deserve to be treated well and to go through all the medical care you need to recover to the best of your ability. If you’re in a car crash, are hurt on someone else’s property, are wounded in a nursing home or are injured some other way, then it’s your right to pursue a claim against those responsible. Most claims will go through insurance companies who are happy to settle outside court, saving you time and effort in the long run.
Your attorney will take time to make sure you don’t accept a settlement offer that’s too low and that you know how your injury will affect you before you take any settlement. Our site has more on serious injuries and what you should do after you’ve been hurt.