If you have been in a catastrophic car accident and suffered a spinal injury, it can have a devastating effect on your life. There is an option to pursue compensation for your injuries.
A car accident can cause a spinal injury because of the extreme trauma to your head, neck and back. One of the most common situations where this occurs is in a high-impact collision where two cars hit each other at high speeds.
In a rear-end collision, you can have whiplash from snapping your head neck back and forth and in a side-impact collision, your spine can be dislocated or fractured from the force of the impact. Catastrophic injuries can also happen if you are ejected from the vehicle and hit other vehicles or pavement.
These accidents can be life-altering when they cause paralysis or other long-term disabilities.
Effect on work and income
A spinal injury can cause such severe injuries and other physical limitations that it may not be possible for you to return to your job, or your hours may be reduced. This can cause a significant loss of income, affecting you and your family.
If you can work, the injuries may require that you change careers which may also reduce your income. In addition to the employment impact, you may face significant medical expenses, including physical therapy and other rehabilitation.
If you are injured in a catastrophic car accident, you may seek compensation from the other driver. This income can help you meet expenses while focusing on healing.