Whether it’s from a slip-and-fall, car accident, or dog bite, serious personal injuries can be very traumatic and stressful. The physical and emotional consequences can be overwhelming, especially when the one responsible for your injury is a friend, a relative, or your boss.
If you’re like most people, you probably don’t want to start a dispute with the other person, fearing that it might destroy your relationship. This is a great attitude, especially since such courtesy is becoming harder to find, but it can be a dangerous attitude when it comes to personal injury lawsuits.
Here’s why you should pursue a personal injury claim:
Compensation for Medical Expenses
The massive medical expenses often make the situation even more challenging to overcome. Hospital stays, surgeries, and even medication will be part of the problem, and the costs can quickly add up after the incident.
According to Corsiglia McMahon & Allard, by pursuing a personal injury claim, you can receive compensation for any of the immediate medical expenses you need. Also, it can help pay for the wages you lost during the time when you could not return to work.
Need for Long-Term Treatment
Depending on your injury, corrective surgery or ongoing physical therapy may be necessary to rehabilitate you back to health. For extremely serious injuries where full recovery is impossible, you may need to make modifications to your home to make it more accessible. You may also need to hire assistants to help you with your daily activities.
When you’re faced with these kinds of expenses, it’s important that you pursue a claim to make sure that you’re capable of making the best recovery possible.
Prevention of Repeat Incidents
Some personal injury cases involve hazardous staircases, sidewalks, or any other structure or surface. Others involve hospitals with inadequate staffing (for instance, an understaffed emergency room lead to delays, contributing to personal injuries). For these situations, a claim may be in order so you can prevent injuries from happening again.
Your initial reaction might be to just let it go and simply absorb all the physical, emotional, and financial costs on your own, but remember that there is no sense in doing it because of someone else’s mistake.