What to expect when you suffer a disability in a crash

On Behalf of | Aug 8, 2022 | Motor Vehicle Accidents

It is devastating to be involved in a serious car crash that causes injuries. You might have a life-changing injury such as a traumatic amputation, brain injury or paralysis. You may not be able to do the things you could in the past and may struggle to return to work.

When you’re in this kind of situation, it is fair to worry about how you’re going to pay your bills and what your life is going to be like in the future. You deserve an opportunity to seek compensation from the at-fault driver who harmed you, because that compensation could help you bring balance back into your life.

When you have a disability from a serious collision, there are a few things to expect.

  1. You will need to learn to live with the disability

The first thing to expect is a hospital stay where you learn to live with the new condition. For example, if you have a brain injury, you may need to take time to learn to speak again. If you have paralysis, you might have months of physical therapy or need time to get used to using a wheelchair.

  1. Expenses will add up

You should expect to receive large bills for your initial treatment. You may not be able to return to work, and you may find that you have to look into seeking compensation to support you as you wait to qualify for Social Security Disability benefits or other support systems.

  1. Your relationships will change

Relationships change when you can’t do the things you did in the past. You may find it more difficult to stay connected with friends or to support your family the way you did in the past. This is something that takes time to adjust to, and it may be something that can be discussed as a part of your case to show how your life has changed.

When another person’s actions negatively impact your life, you deserve the chance to hold them accountable. Focus on your health first, but remember that you may be able to make a claim.