Impact of catastrophic injury can extend beyond direct victims

On Behalf of | Nov 3, 2017 | Personal Injury |

In a matter of seconds, a Kentucky resident’s whole life can change. One moment they may be doing their job, out for a jog, driving their car or engaging in another common pastime, and the next, they may be struggling to live in the wake of a violent accident. Whether due to a vehicle accident, on-the-job incident, or other injury-causing event, the victim of a serious personal injury can see the course of their life change in a blink of an eye.

However, victims of serious personal injuries are not the only ones affected by the sudden change in their circumstances. Often, when a person’s life is thrown into chaos due to an accident, they are forced to change their routines and prioritize healing over everything else. And, while these modifications to a victim’s life are necessary to accommodate their recovery, they can be overwhelming to the people who love and support the victim.

For example, a victim who must spend weeks in the hospital recovering from an accident is not generally able to work and support their family. They are not able to have dinner with their families or go out with their spouses. The contributions that they make on a regular basis to the people that they love will generally cease as they recover and those deficiencies can make for hard times for the loved ones of accident victims.

When contemplating litigation after a serious accident and related personal injury, the attorneys of Sheehan, Barnett, Dean, Pennington, Dexter & Tucker, P.S.C. encourage victims to consider the scope of harm that truly extends from their losses. When pursuing damages, it is important to remember that the financial recompense that a victim may receive will not only help to get their life back on track but may also support the people who love and care for the victim.

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