Trucking accidents in Homestead and the rest of Florida often lead to serious injuries, including fractures, back injuries, and other serious injuries. In some cases, those who have been injured in trucking collisions find their lives forever changed because their injuries prove permanent.
Amputations, head trauma, back injuries and other injuries can all result in a lifetime of pain and medical treatment. They can also permanently affect your career prospects, earning potential and outlook. If you have been permanently injured, you need to keep in mind that:
1) Your injury will cost more than you expect.
After the initial hospitalization and treatment, you will require a lifetime of closer monitoring. If you are in a wheelchair, for example, you will need to replace your wheelchair, pay to have your home made accessible, and will need to pay for transportation or for lessons to learn to drive with a wheelchair. All of these necessities are costly and you can expect to pay more for many years. In addition, your medical insurance costs will likely increase, since you now have a pre-existing condition.
Talk to a personal injury attorney in Homestead or your community to determine the likely total costs of your injury. If you will need at-home help or you will not be able to return to your job, it is not unusual for your total losses to be in excess of a million dollars. You do not want to undervalue your injury and accept less in compensation than you deserve.
2) Technology and medical breakthroughs will continue to affect you.
Over your lifetime, technology and medical advancements will change. This is exciting because it can mean you are able to do more and to heal more than you expected. To be able to afford the newest technology and treatments, however, you will need to consider your medical plan and your financial situation now.
3) Legal support is important.
Fast settlements may not be beneficial to you if you have been seriously injured. It can take some time to determine the extent of your injury. It may not even be immediately apparent your injuries are permanent. Always work with a qualified personal injury attorney to determine the amount of compensation you will need to pay for your injuries. An attorney can work on your behalf to protect you.
4) You will need to focus on healing on many levels.
A permanent injury will affect your life in many ways. It can have an impact on your emotions, your relationships, your career, your finances and everything else in your life. Many inspiring people move on from a permanent injury to lead very rich and wonderful lives. However, you will need to keep a whole-life approach in mind and focus on addressing all the areas of your life a serious injury can impact.
If you have suffered a serious injury due to a car or truck crash in Homestead, Hollywood, or any South Florida community, contact Flaxman Law Group for a free consultation. Our compassionate legal team can address your questions and can help you plan for the future.