THREE WAYS A TRAUMATIC INJURY CHANGES YOUR LIFE
Posted on Friday, January 19th, 2018 at 4:43 pm
Traumatic injuries can occur in any accident. In most cases, a traumatic injury is an injury that results in life-altering conditions. The changes result from a traumatic injury varies from person to person. However, there are a few changes that are usually common for accident victims who suffer a traumatic injury because of a car crash, motorcycle accident, truck accident, slip and fall, or other personal injury accident.
- Work and Career
For most people who suffer a traumatic injury, it is very difficult, if not impossible, to return to a full-time job or career. For instance, a victim who suffers a spinal cord injury, who is now paralyzed, and who is confined to a wheelchair will find it difficult to return to a job on an assembly line or a job that requires weekly travel. A personal injury claim can provide compensation for lost wages and future lost wages to help a victim pay necessary living expenses if he or she is unable to work.
- Goals and Future
A traumatic injury can change your goals and plans. In many cases, the injury impacts every area of the person’s life — work, home, family, leisure, etc. A person’s priorities may change because he or she must now worry about how to earn a living given the limitations caused by the severe injury. In addition, goals and plans change to incorporate the “new normal” that the victim must now live with because of the injury. For example, an accident victim who suffers an amputation must now focus on goals such as modifying a home, purchase a special vehicle, obtaining various pieces of medical equipment, and planning for future medical and personal care.
- Family Relationships
The relationship with family members and friends can change for a person with a traumatic injury. Depending on the severity of the injury, the person may or may not continue in the same role as caretaker or provider. It can be very challenging emotionally, physically, and financially to adapt to the changes that a traumatic injury can cause for the person and his or her family. In some cases, family members may need to get a job, take over certain household chores, and learn how to become a caretaker. A personal injury claim may help provide the money to hire nurses, caregivers, housekeepers, and other professionals who can provide help and support when needed.
Call for a Free Consultation with a Sacramento Accident Attorney
Claims involving traumatic injuries can be very complex. You need an attorney who has the resources, knowledge, and experience to handle these types of personal injury claims. An experienced attorney understands what types of damages can be included in a claim and how to maximize those damages. It is in your best interest to have an attorney who will fight for maximum compensation.
For a free legal consultation with a Sacramento accident attorney, call The Tiemann Law Firm at (916) 999-9000 or visit our website. Our attorneys and staff can provide the support and guidance you need through every step of the claims process. We will also take care of every aspect of filing an injury claim so that you can focus on your recovery, including dealing with the consequences of suffering a traumatic injury.