Sustaining a catastrophic injury is a life-altering event. You may never be able to return to the job you had and the lifestyle you enjoyed. You may need extensive medical follow-up care including a stay in a rehabilitation facility or long-term physical and occupational therapy. Your daily needs have changed. You may require help with things you used to do independently without a second thought, such as getting dressed or cooking dinner. A catastrophic injury is likely to lead to major changes in the way you live. The expenses associated with care for a catastrophic injury can be astronomical. Aside from the cost of healthcare and medical equipment, you are likely losing income due to an inability to work. You are likely worried about how you will afford to meet your needs while you are not working or have been forced to take a lower-paid position. You may be able to recover these costs and more by filing a personal injury lawsuit against the party responsible for your injuries.
Types of Compensation for Catastrophic Injuries
There are many categories of compensable damages associated with an accident that leads to a major injury. You may be able to recover compensation for:
Medical costs - Compensable medical costs include your hospital visit, any follow-up care ordered, surgeries you need, medical equipment you may need at home, and the cost of a home health aid....