Long-term Effects of Catastrophic Injuries

Thursday, May 21, 2020

Long-term Effects of Catastrophic Injuries

Written by Malman Law, reviewed by Steve J. Malman.

When you are involved in an accident, one of the great dangers is the possibility of sustaining a serious or even catastrophic injury. For those who are facing this as a reality, the unknown impact that a catastrophic injury could have on your future health and way of life can be both frustrating and terrifying. Understanding some of the potential long-term effects of a catastrophic accident can help you to plan for the future. If you find yourself in this situation, it is advisable to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney who can assess the monetary damage and put together a request for compensation from the at-fault party or their insurance company. 

Common Lasting Effects for Those with a Catastrophic Injury

Coming to terms with the reality that you are potentially facing a long recovery period with the possibility of suffering lasting effects of a catastrophic injury can be difficult for many people. Recognizing some of the common ways that people who have suffered this type of injury are impacted can be helpful. In order to take action and plan for your future, you will first want to have an understanding of what you might be facing.


  • Financial impact: One of the first things to consider that an injury, regardless of the magnitude, is typically expensive. When you factor in long-term care, ongoing physical therapy, advanced medical treatments, and even an extended stay in the hospital, the bills start to add up quickly. On top of this, many people find that they are unable to work due to their injury, resulting in lost wages and lost future earning as well. This can create a stressful financial situation as people who were unprepared for an accident find themselves facing unexpected long-term expenses.



  • Change of lifestyle: A catastrophic injury can impact your movement, result in chronic pain, and often prevents people from enjoying the activities that they once regularly were able to partake in. This can be very difficult and often leads to hopelessness and depression. 




  • Impact on your career: Depending on your line of work before the accident, some people find that it is impossible to continue on their expected career path after a catastrophic injury. Especially for those who are required to partake in physical actions while on the job, performing as they did before the injury is often no longer feasible. 


Speak with a Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer as Soon as Possible

For those who have been involved in an accident and believe that another party is liable for the injuries that they sustained, it can be difficult to determine the available legal options. A serious injury can sometimes result in the inability to work while you are recovering. This, coupled with mounting medical bills, can make an already challenging situation seem even more stressful. At Malman Law, we understand the frustration that our clients experience and work diligently to ease their concerns. We offer a free initial consultation to all clients, so contact us online or call us today at (312) 629-0099 to schedule a time to discuss the details of your situation. 

Steve Malman

Malman Law’s founder Attorney Steven Malman has over 30 years of experience handling personal injury, nursing home, medical malpractice, truck accidents, car accidents, premises liability, construction, and workers’ compensation cases in Chicago, IL.

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