When people suffer trauma, they often view their life in two parts: before the accident and after. Life can be drastically different after suffering an injury. It can affect every facet of a person’s life, including health, work and everything in between. This is why personal injury claims exist, to recover compensation when an injury is caused by another’s negligence.
Personal injury incidents happen every single day. Whether involved in a car wreck, an accident at work or some other incident that caused irreparable harm, these instances are often attributable to another’s negligence. Negligence is something that happens when ‘but for’ another person’s actions, the injury would not have manifested. People owe each other a duty to be careful and mindful of their actions, and businesses often owe people even more than that.
At Gibbs & Sellers PC, we have seen first-hand the impact that personal injury can have on a person’s life. For the negative ripple-effect that an injury can have, there are ways to put responsibility on the appropriate party and also seek damages for what a person has lost. This varies according to the accident impact, but it can cover everything from past and future medical expenses, to lost wages, to loss of quality of life.
Coming to grips with the idea that life will likely never be the same after suffering an injury is part of the equation. Moving forward may not be a quick process, but it can certainly be worth the effort. Sometimes, it’s just the principle of holding others accountable for their actions or, in some cases, their inaction.