Protecting Your Rights after a Catastrophic Injury
When you’ve suffered a catastrophic injury—head or spinal cord trauma, paralysis, burns, broken bones, amputation or loss of limb—many of your losses will be obvious. You may be unable to work and meet your financial obligations. You may have substantial unreimbursed medical expenses. But there are other losses as well, some that may become apparent almost immediately, and others that may not manifest for some period of time. You need an experienced attorney to make certain you pursue compensation for all reasonably anticipated losses.
Loss of Companionship or Consortium
As a result of your accident, you may lose the ability to have a full family relationship with your spouse and children:
- You may be unable to have intimate relations with your husband or wife
- You may be unable to engage in any physical activities with your children, simple things like teaching them how to ride a bike, playing catch with them, or taking them for a swim
Loss of Enjoyment of Life
Your injuries may make it impossible or inordinately painful to participate in many of the activities that used to bring you enjoyment or meaning, from athletics to music, from hobbies to church or other communal activities. Loss of enjoyment may also stem from the stigma that you attach to your injuries, such that you feel awkward, uncomfortable or the subject of stares when in public. It can also manifest in the loss of one of your senses, such as smell or taste, leading to a greatly diminished experience of food and other pleasures.
The Need to Retrofit a Car or Residence to Accommodate Your Injury
The nature of your injury may render it impossible for you to travel in a standard motor vehicle, or to move about your residence without special equipment or renovation of your living space. You may need to purchase or retrofit a vehicle that is handicapped-accessible, install ramps or elevators in your home, or take other measures to adapt car or residence to your disabilities.
Contact the Law Offices of J. Lewis & Associates
To discuss your legal needs with an experienced Riverside catastrophic injury lawyer, contact our office online or call us toll-free at 9516820488. There is no charge for your initial consultation. Se Habla Espanol.