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Pursuing compensation for reduced quality of life after a crash

On Behalf of | Mar 25, 2024 | Auto Accident Injuries |

A car crash can turn your life upside down. You may suffer extensive injuries that can affect your quality of life for years after the accident, and it’s necessary to understand your legal rights, accordingly. If your crash was caused by another’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for a diminished quality of life due to the harm you’ve suffered.

A reduced quality of life can manifest in various ways. For example, you may no longer enjoy activities you once loved, such as sports or hobbies due to physical limitations. A career you once held dear may no longer be feasible, and daily tasks like drinking or walking may become challenging. The emotional toll of the accident can lead to anxiety, depression or PTSD, further affecting your wellbeing. These emotional challenges can further affect your health and overall quality of life.

The following are a few things that you can do to protect your rights and interests in the event of a crash that affects your quality of life in its aftermath.

Seek medical attention

It’s important to seek medical attention for your injuries and follow your doctor’s advice. Do not downplay anything, no matter its magnitude. This not only ensures you receive proper care but also provides documentation of your injuries.

Gather evidence

Remember to keep detailed records of your injuries, treatments and how they have affected your daily life. Other relevant evidence includes statements from loved ones or colleagues, a personal journal and your doctors’ reports. These can serve as crucial evidence when assessing the impact of your injuries on your quality of life.

Do not accept lowball offers

Given the non-economic nature of such damages, it may not be easy to quantify them. As such, you may be tempted to settle for less than you deserve if you are not careful. Reaching out for legal guidance can help you get an informed evaluation of your claim and understand what you can do to get a fair settlement.

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