Brain injuries, workplace accidents, car crashes and even just the broken leg that you suffered when falling at the grocery store have one thing in common: a high likelihood of economic losses. To come to terms with the extent of the current and future losses involved, it makes sense to discuss your case with a personal injury attorney.
The majority of folks we talk to just want to get well. They do not think about the impact that a workplace accident may have on their abilities to do the job, which may then affect the likelihood of receiving a promotion at work. In fact, when talking through your injuries, medical prognoses and similar facts with a professional, you may realize that it is high time to make plans now for your future.
What are some of the economic losses to consider?
- Medical expenses. As the bills come in, you see how much money it costs in co-pays and out-of-pocket expenses to get you well. Now, think long-term. Is your injury likely to result in secondary conditions that call for treatment? Is it possible that you will require surgeries in the future?
- Assistive devices and help at home. Although you may take it for granted that your family is pitching in right now until you get back on your feet, what happens when you will need additional help around the home in the future? Hiring a housekeeper at that time is an economic loss that you need to prepare for today. The same is true for assistive devices and alterations to your home that will make living there independently possible.
- Vocational training. Depending on the extent of your injuries and future outcomes, you may no longer be able to perform the job that you have now. Retraining is expensive. The loss of income, as well as the loss of earning potential, also factor into this consideration.
As you can see, discussing your case with a personal injury attorney makes sense. Do not accept a settlement until you have tallied up your economic losses. Contact us today for additional information on protecting your rights.