Injuries from a car accident, truck accident or another type of serious accident can have long-term effects and symptoms. In the event of a catastrophic injury, the effects may cause certain impairments or disabilities that make it difficult for the victim to perform everyday tasks or take care of yourself. In other situations, an accident victim with certain injuries should be closely monitored and assisted continually throughout the day. If you are in this type of situation due to a serious injury, you may require long-term care. Some injuries that can require long-term care include spinal cord injuries and paralysis, traumatic brain injury, and severe burns.
There are many different options when you selecting a type of long-term care in Baltimore, including the following:
- Nursing homes;
- Intermediate care facilities;
- Skilled nursing facilities;
- ospital-based facilities; and
- In-home health care.
The appropriate option for your long-term care will depend on many factors including the nature of your impairment, the level of medical attention or supervision you require, and whether you are expected to recover from your injury. No matter what type of long-term care you choose, however, it still means that you will have to depend on others for personal assistance with event he most basic tasks. This can lead to a loss of enjoyment of life as well as emotional issues.
Long-Term Care Can Be Costly
Like any type of medical care, long-term care can be expensive with facilities charging about over a $1,000 per day depending on the type of care provided. If you are in a facility for weeks, months, or even the rest of your life, the costs can be astronomical. When you add in the fact that you are unable to work due to your injuries, the financial situation for you and your family can become dire quickly.
Personal Injury Claim to Recover Long-Term Care Expenses
If your personal injury occurred because another person acted in a negligent manner (e.g. another driver who was texting and caused a collision, medical malpractice, sports injury), you have the right to seek recovery for your losses from that party. Losses include medical costs, lost income, pain and suffering, the costs of long-term care, and more. It can be complicated, however, to calculate your losses related to long-term care especially if you are unsure how long the care is needed to recover from your severe or catastrophic injury. It is important to have an attorney with experience in personal injury settlements and valuing long-term care claims handling your case.
Call For A Free Consultation With A Baltimore Personal Injury Attorney Today
Cases involving severe injuries and long-term impairments can be complicated but, if handled correctly, these cases can result in a substantial settlements or awards for injured victims. If you or a family member require long-term care due to an accidental injury, The Casper Firm in Baltimore is here to help you. We have the experience needed to accurately value your case, negotiate with insurers, and litigate your claim if necessary so that you receive the full amount of recovery you deserve for your past and future losses. Please call us at 888-387-3878 for a free consultation today.