Dealing with the aftermath of a car accident is already devastating. When you’re also facing a spine injury that can be a lifelong condition, it can be overwhelming. Recovery isn’t easy, especially without legal support.
Sadly, that means that many people who are eligible for compensation don’t fight back for the compensation they deserve. However, that compensation can affect your life and make your recovery easier.
Your Physical Care after an Accident
First, you’ll need to get the medical attention you need after a car crash. These accidents can be devastating, and if you don’t seek help, your injuries may have time to worsen. In some cases, that can even turn deadly.
Getting medical care for a spine injury is especially important. If you’ve suffered an incomplete injury, your spinal cord hasn’t been severed, which means that your doctors may be able to reverse some of the damage. Your sensation and motor functions may be affected, but you’ll have a chance to recover.
A complete injury, however, severs the spinal cord and leaves you unable to recover fully from your injuries. These injuries will need immediate attention as well to manage your injury and repair as much damage as possible. You may also need physical therapy and rehabilitation to adjust to a permanent injury like this.
Compensation for Your Spinal Injuries
If you’ve suffered a spine injury, your financial recovery is also important, not just your physical recovery. As such, you may need to file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver for your spinal cord injury damages.
These damages should include both your economic and non-economic losses. The former should cover your financial costs, which may be high. Spinal injuries are complex and difficult to treat, and you may need long-term care for your suffering.
Your non-economic damages, however, are even more complex. These damages cover the intangible emotional losses you suffer because of a serious accident. For example, a car accident can leave you traumatized and afraid to use a car. Those damages will be more difficult to calculate and compensate, but they’re just as important to you.
While your compensation won’t repair the suffering and the trauma you’ve experienced, it can help lessen the impact of your car wreck. When you don’t have to worry about the financial impact of your accident, you can spend more time focusing on your recovery.
Contact a Lawyer about Your Recovery
When you’re recovering from a spine injury after a car accident, it can be tough to know where to start. You’re hurt, you’re struggling to deal with the aftermath of the accident, and the expenses are likely overwhelming. The other driver is at fault, but they and their insurer may be refusing to help.
Fortunately, you don’t have to deal with your car accident claim alone. Instead, seek out an attorney from Hipskind & McAninch, LLC. Our lawyers understand how difficult it can be to get the full compensation you deserve for your suffering, and we can help make the claims process easier on you, starting with a free consultation.
If you’ve suffered a spine injury and you need compensation from the negligent driver, reach out to us. We can be reached by calling 618-641-9189 or by filling out the following online form.