A car accident is a scary experience, and the impacts of this terrifying moment can go far beyond the crash itself. If you are injured in a car accident, there is a possibility that your injuries may haunt you for the rest of your life, in such ways as limiting your mobility, causing chronic pain, suffering from a debilitating traumatic brain injury, or more. When you are injured in a car accident, it is important that you understand the possible long-term effects that your injuries may cause, so that when you are working with the insurance company for a settlement you know what the true amount is that you are owed. Otherwise, you may find that you settle with an insurance company for what seems like a fair amount of money, only to realize that you will be suffering the economic burden of these injuries for far longer than you had expected.
Trying to understand and quantify the impacts of each injury that you have suffered in a car accident, at the same time that you are trying to recover from the accident, can be overwhelming. There are services available, like 1800-injured.care, that can connect you to an attorney who is experienced in car accidents and willing to take your case, so that you do not need to take on the additional burden of vetting a legal professional while trying to get your life back on track.
Take a look at some of the long-term impacts that an injury could have on your life, but make sure that you get a car accident attorney who can help you navigate this process without becoming completely overwhelmed. Your focus should be on recovery.
Examples of Long-Term Effects After a Car Accident Injury
The types of injuries that you sustain after a car accident play a big role in the types of long-term effects that you may suffer, so there is no easy way to quantify the specific experience that you may have. That said, the following are a few common ways that people suffer from their injuries for a long period of time after their accident.
Chronic pain can come from a wide range of original injuries and can be related to nerve damage, a brain injury, and in some cases could result from an injury not healing correctly. Of course, there are many other reasons that you may suffer from chronic pain after an accident, and regardless of how the pain was caused, it is important that you are compensated for it.
If you suffered an injury that involved permanent damage to a limb, to ligaments or tendons, muscles, bones, or anything else that will impact your long-term mobility or usage of that limb (or limbs) then you must be compensated for these issues. With decreased mobility comes a possible decrease in earning capacity, increased costs for accessibility and assistive devices, and more.
With a traumatic brain injury, a victim may suffer permanent damage that can cause long-term headaches, decreased ability to think clearly, trouble sleeping, mobility issues, depression, and much more. In many cases, a traumatic brain injury could result in a coma or even death, depending on the severity of the injury and the level of care that the injury receives after the accident.
The above issues are medical only, but with or without a permanent issue you could be facing some serious financial struggles as a result of your accident. These issues may stem from an inability to return to work as soon as you would like, a reduced earning capacity because of a disability, the impacts that the actual pain and suffering that your injuries caused, and more. Again, a good attorney can help you quantify these issues and get the money that you deserve.