Traumatic injuries can occur to anyone at any time. In fact, according to data from the National Safety Council (NSC), there were 169,936 preventable deaths and 47.2 million injuries in the U.S.—costing over $1,034.6 billion—in 2017 alone. No one expects to suddenly have their life forever altered in a tragic accident or act of violence. However, it’s important to have a plan for what to do after getting injured. If you do suffer a life-altering injury, such as a spinal cord injury (SCI) or traumatic brain injury (TBI), knowing what needs to be done can make an enormous difference.
The first thing to do is, of course, to seek prompt treatment from a reliable professional. Emergency care following a catastrophic injury can mean the difference between a steady recovery and needless suffering.
The next thing to do is to seek help from a specialized personal injury lawyer to help you file a personal injury claim—especially if you know that your injuries were caused by someone else’s actions (or lack thereof). Launching a personal injury case can be your best means of covering what may be massive medical expenses (plus all of your regular bills) while you are trying to recover and reclaim your life.
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