Personal Injury Resulting in Lifelong Disability
Accidents frequently cause personal injuries that lead to economic and non-economic damages. When a personal injury results in lifelong disability losses are even more extensive. If another person or party is responsible for causing an accident resulting in lifelong disability, they should be held accountable for related damages.
Determining the damages in personal injury cases involving lifelong disability is complex, because many are future losses. It is important that accident victims work with a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer, such as Roger “Rocky” Walton, who understands the effects of lifelong disability and is prepared to assist those in the Arlington, TX, area in pursuing appropriate compensation for damages.
Personal Injuries that May Result in Lifelong Disability
When a motor vehicle accident, workplace accident, or slip and fall accident occurs, personal injuries are likely. Some people suffer injuries that are finite, meaning that they completely recover from their injuries and are able to resume their previous way of life. Unfortunately, in far too many cases people suffer injuries that have lifelong consequences. Lifelong disabilities can impact a person’s physical, cognitive, and/or emotional functions, and in some cases, their appearance. The types of personal injuries that most frequently result in lifelong disability include:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Traumatic spinal cord injury
- Head and neck injuries
- Organ damage
Economic Damages for Lifelong Disability
Injuries that cause lifelong disabilities have a huge economic impact. These types of injuries require extensive medical treatment along with continued support and therapy. Additionally, a lifelong disability is likely to affect a person’s ability to work and earn an income.
When seeking compensation for economic damages related to lifelong disability, it is essential that we consider not only the financial impact that the injury has already had, but also how it will continue to lead to financial losses in the future. Potential economic losses in personal injury cases involving lifelong disability include:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Cost on ongoing rehabilitation and therapy (physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, etc.)
- Cost of prescription medication
- Cost of assistive medical devices (walker, wheelchair, respiratory machine, etc.)
- Loss of income
- Diminished wage earning capacity
Rocky Walton works with medical professionals and economic experts to accurately estimate the economic impact that a lifelong disability will have on our Arlington clients throughout their lifespan.
Non-economic Damages for Lifelong Disability
When seeking compensation for losses related to lifelong disability it is equally important to consider the non-economic damages suffered by our Arlington clients. Injuries that cause lifelong disability are likely to significantly alter a person’s way of life, including their ability to interact with friends and family, participate in previously enjoyed activities, and live independently. This can take a huge toll on a person’s physical and emotional well-being. Non-economic damages in cases involving lifelong disability are likely to include:
- Physical pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Diminished quality of life
- Damage to relationships with friends and/or family
Contact Our Law Firm
If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident resulting in lifelong disabilities, Roger “Rocky” Walton can help you hold liable parties accountable for related damages. To discuss the details of your case and determine how much compensation you may be due, send us a message online, or call (817) 429-4299.