When you are involved in an accident of some sort, you may have sustained a serious injury. But what exactly constitutes a serious injury? You won’t find the definition in the dictionary because the meaning can be rather subjective. Joe Knows Law always wants our clients well informed on all aspects of their case. Here is a basic guide on what a serious injury can mean to you.
A serious injury will require a visit to a medical professional, often warranting a trip to the emergency room and possibly an inpatient stay. If you have accrued significant medical bills, you may have suffered a serious injury. When you hire a personal injury attorney, they can help you receive compensation for expenses such as medical bills.
A serious injury may have permanently impacted your ability to achieve your day-to-day activities. You may not be able to return to work or be able to participate in typical tasks that you were able to before. When you file a personal injury claim, you may be able to recover lost wages and monetary compensation for your disability.
Long Lasting Pain
A serious injury can result in pain for an extended amount of time, long past the initial recovery. Pain and suffering can be excruciating and you should be adequately compensated.
If you are experiencing emotional distress due to the accident which caused your injury, it may be considered a serious injury. Many people who suffer from a serious injury can experience PTSD, anxiety, trouble sleeping, and depression. Let your attorney know if you are experiencing distress due to your injury.