It might surprise you to know that many victims of personal injury in Illinois do not want to impose hardship on the person responsible for their injuries. This is just as true of motor vehicle accident victims as it is of premises liability victims. Unfortunately, this way of thinking can leave those suffering disabling personal injuries with few or no resources to live a relatively independent life.
When the negligence of another party leaves you disabled, you will face many new and often unexpected expenses. That’s why it is crucial to take a more pragmatic approach to your changing circumstances. Instead of making a hasty decision to forego legal action against the party responsible for your injury, you should look at the situation realistically. To help you put the focus where it belongs — on you — we would like to show you some of the expenses you may face going forward.
Home modifications: If your personal injury leaves you disabled, your home may no longer meet your needs as it is. Many disabled individuals find that they will need to install ramps and lifts as well as bathroom and kitchen modifications to remain independent. As you might expect, these modifications will have a large impact on your finances.
Vehicle modifications: You may think that operating a motor vehicle is out of the question following a disabling injury. However, many vehicle adaptive technologies exist to help you retain your freedom and mobility. Unfortunately, these technologies are typically very expensive, so you might need compensation to install this equipment.
Personal assistive equipment: With modern wheelchairs and computerized technology, living a full life after a disabling personal injury is certainly a possibility. However, you will need money to pay for these technologies. Pursuing a legal remedy is one of the most effective ways to get these funds, especially if you lack insurance or other financial means.
Please review our website to find more information about the consequences of suffering a serious personal injury and about your legal options for seeking compensation.