Car crash injuries are common after collisions, because the force of an impact has to be spread out. Unfortunately, people’s bodies are not as sturdy as a vehicle, and they are likely to suffer as a result.
There are many kinds of injuries that you could suffer, but among the worst are the catastrophic. Catastrophic injuries are injuries that will change your life now and for the foreseeable future. They may include serious brain trauma and spinal injuries.
Catastrophic injuries end the life you knew
The harsh reality of a catastrophic injury is that it ends any life you knew before a crash. You may have chronic pain, paralysis or trauma that affects your memory or moods. You may not be able to do the things you love to do any longer as a result of your injuries. Friends and family may also be affected, and you could feel as if your entire life is turned upside down.
What do you need to do after suffering a catastrophic injury?
Immediately after a catastrophic injury, you may be spending a lot of time in the hospital. It may take many weeks or months for you to stabilize your health. However, it’s a smart choice to call your attorney or to have someone you trust to do so. They can help you begin a claim, so that you don’t have to worry about finances during this trying time.
Personal injury cases have a statute of limitations, which means that you only have a short time to file a lawsuit. If you have been hurt, it’s necessary to file a claim as soon as possible. Even if you keep that claim open for a year or longer, starting the claim is essential to protecting your right to recover compensation.
What if you can’t get out of the hospital to see your attorney?
The good news is that technology is vast. Attorneys can chat with you in a number of ways, from talking on the phone to dialing in through a video conference. They’re also often willing to come to your hospital room or a meeting room in the hospital, so that you can talk about what happened and what you should expect from your case where you’re most comfortable. With any case like this, your claim may take time, but getting the right settlement is very important to protect your interests and access to medical care in the future.
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