Catastrophic Injury Will Have a Catastrophic Impact
Surviving the initial emotional and physical trauma of an accident is often only the beginning. Personal injury and accident claims serve to hold the guilty party accountable, and provide an injured victim the means to live as normal of a life as possible. From financial demands to physical restrictions, the long-term effects of an accident or serious injury can last for years and even indefinitely.
As an experienced personal injury attorney, I have had the pleasure and heartache of meeting some of the most determined, motivated and inspiring people in our great state. These folks have often been blindsided, their ENTIRE life changed in an instant. The intense pressure and stress of recovering from the initial accident itself can be incredibly overwhelming. This is often the number one reason for delay in consulting with an attorney! You simply must process things over time, as the pain and sense of unknown can be too much to bare. Unfortunately, this is precisely why you need a legal expert in your corner as soon as possible!
A Hypothetical Timeline – How the Events Unfold
Immediately following an accident, the foreseeable future is consumed with physical and healthcare unknowns. From diagnosis to treatment, prevention and medication – The accident has completely changed your immediate future, or the future of your loved one. It is common to be incapable of making decisions during this taxing time. Whether you or a family member was injured, the emotional toll is immeasurable.
Looking past the initial physical obstacles and forward to the road of recovery can become an even larger time for concern. While consumed with the severity of an injury, it is common to focus simply on surviving!
What happens next? Over the coming days, months and years – Your world as your know it has changed.
In the event of a serious injury, here are some common things to consider –
- Loss of independence
- Having to move – Your home cannot accommodate your injuries
- Drastic and painful changes to your physical appearance
- Loss of mobility
- Wound care
- Physical therapy
- Continued doctor care and/or surgeries
- Permanent injuries – Hip , back , etc.
- Future medication, PT, doctor visits, etc.
- Change / Loss of job – Cannot perform job functions
Your accident or injury is simply not over, when it is over.
If you or someone you love has suffered a catastrophic injury, call my offices immediately. As your Ohio injury attorney, I’ll be there for you, and I’ll Make Them Pay!®
Author: Tim Misny | For over four decades, personal injury lawyer Tim Misny has represented the injured victim in in birth injury, medical malpractice, and catastrophic injury/wrongful death cases, serving Cleveland, Akron/Canton, Columbus, Dayton and neighboring communities. You can reach Tim by email at misnylaw.com/ask-tim-a-question/ or call at 877.944.4373.