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What will I do if I never recover and cannot work again?

On Behalf of | Apr 2, 2024 | Tampa Personal Injury

Imagine you are on your way to work, and the next thing you know, you are waking up in a hospital with the news that you may never fully recover. When an accident leads to permanent disability, it does not just affect your physical health. It changes your entire way of living.

Accidents can cause multiple and unpredictable types of injuries, some of which may be so severe that they result in permanent disability. Catastrophic accidents can lead to traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputations and other injuries that surgery or therapy cannot treat. These types of injuries can leave you with chronic pain, limited mobility and other long-term effects that can make it difficult or impossible to return to work.

How a personal injury lawsuit can help you

If returning to your previous job is no longer an option, it is crucial to understand how you can secure your financial well-being. A personal injury lawsuit in Florida might be the key to unlocking the financial support you need. Here are ways a personal injury claim can help you:

  • Compensation for loss income: You may receive compensation for the wages you have already lost and for future loss of earnings.
  • Medical expenses: A personal injury claim may help you recover the amount of compensation you need to cover all your medical bills, past, present and future, related to your injury.
  • Pain and suffering: You may also be eligible for compensation for the physical pain, mental anguish and emotional distress caused by your injuries.
  • Loss of enjoyment of life: If you can no longer engage in activities you once enjoyed, you may get compensation for this loss.
  • Punitive damages: In some cases, if the negligence was particularly egregious, you might be able to obtain punitive damages designed to punish the party who caused the accident that led to your injuries.

Each of these forms of compensation provides financial relief that can enable you to focus on adapting to your new circumstances without the added stress of financial ruin.

The thought of not being able to provide for yourself and your loved ones can be incredibly taxing and may leave you feeling hopeless. However, there are legal options available to you that can help you heal and continue to support your loved ones.