After a personal injury, there is the potential that you will be living with a diminished quality of life. A diminished quality of life can be anything from struggling to do the things you loved in the past to being unable to communicate with your loved ones due to a brain injury.
When you file a claim against the party who caused your injuries, one thing you can ask for is compensation for the diminished quality of life you're living with today. The amount you seek may vary, which is why it's a good idea to work with your attorney to see what others like yourself have been able to receive for their pain, suffering and changes to their lives.
Personal injuries change everything
Personal injuries do change much about your life, from being able to participate in the activities you loved to being able to work and bring home a paycheck. You may lose the ability to speak, have trouble with your memory, have to deal with an amputation or have other challenges as a result of the accident.
After you suffer a personal injury, your attorney will help you begin negotiations with the other party's insurance company. You will need to gather receipts from traveling to and from the hospital, receipts for medical care and other documentation to show how this injury has impacted you.
With the right help and knowledge, you can seek compensation for any changes in the way you live your life that are a direct result of the accident and it's impact on your body.