Permanent car accident injuries will change your life forever. While things won't go back to the way they used to be, you still have a life to lead, and you still deserve to make the most of your future. Our experienced car accident injury lawyers are here to help you do that.
Types of Permanent Car Accident Injuries
Our Midwest car accident attorneys represent people who have suffered many different types of permanent injuries, including but not limited to:
- Spinal cord injuries. Complete spinal cord injuries are irreversible. While medical advances and technology may improve the quality of your life, your paralysis is permanent.
- Amputations. You may benefit from a prosthetic limb, but your amputation injury is permanent.
- Vision problems. Eye injuries, including blindness, may be permanent and impact your independence, daily activities, and work.
- Brain injuries. Some traumatic brain injuries last forever. The effects on your life depend on the type of brain injury you suffered and the part of the brain that was hurt. For example, you may suffer from cognitive difficulties, memory problems, sensory issues, or mood changes.
- Psychological trauma. Catastrophic car crashes can cause irreversible psychological trauma. Even with counseling, you may be unable to completely reverse the effects of PTSD, depression, anxiety, or other psychological conditions.
- Complex bone fractures. Severe or multiple breaks may never heal completely. You may be left with limited motion, pain, or other lingering effects of your injury.
- Internal organ damage. If your lungs, kidneys, spleen, or other internal organs were hurt in the crash, they may never completely heal. You may face restrictions and need continued medical care for the rest of your life.
Whether you suffer one or more of these injuries, you deserve to make a fair legal recovery.
Legal Recoveries for Permanent Injuries
Your damages are not the same as someone who suffered a temporary injury and was able to go back to work and do regular activities after making a full recovery. As someone who suffered a permanent car accident injury, you deserve to recover for all of your past, current, and future damages, including:
- Healthcare costs. Your medical costs will depend on your unique injury. These expenses may include hospitalizations, surgeries, doctors' visits, medications, physical therapy, occupational therapy, psychological therapy, speech and language therapy, assistive medical devices, and other health-related costs.
- Lost income. You may recover for all of the wages, bonuses, raises, benefits, and income from self-employment that you cannot earn because of your injuries. Lost income may include all of your income or partially lost income if you can still work but need to work fewer hours or at a lower-paying job.
- Out-of-pocket expenses. Permanent injuries may require you to incur significant expenses that include but are not limited to household help, transportation, and modifications to your home and car.
- Physical and emotional pain and suffering. Money won't fix your physical pain or emotional suffering, but it is the only compensation the court can provide. Accordingly, you deserve to make a financial recovery for your physical and emotional pain and suffering.
Since no one can predict what will happen next, expert witnesses are often required to identify your future damages.
Contact a Car Accident Attorney Today
Permanent injuries are often catastrophic. A legal recovery can provide you with the critical resources you need for the future, but first, you must prove liability, as you would after any car accident injury.
Our experienced car accident lawyers can help you every step of the way, from identifying the proper defendants to gathering evidence, proving liability, identifying fair damages, and fighting for a just recovery.
Insurance companies know that we mean business and are often willing to settle our clients' cases, but if they won't settle your claim, we will be prepared to go to trial to protect your rights. Contact us to schedule your free consultation in one of our 11 Midwest personal injury offices, your home or hospital room, or by phone or video conference.