Regardless of how you sustain an injury – whether it is the result of another’s actions or because someone else failed to take precautions to prevent it – you aren’t the only one who suffers. Injuries cost, both financial and emotionally. You may suffer lost wages, a lost job, and even lost earning potential, in addition to the obvious physical pain from your injury. Bills pile up and the stress and worry of the whole situation can weigh you down.
Injuries also take a toll on your loved ones. Family members may need to assume the role of breadwinner if you are unable to work, placing a burden on them and unwanted stress on everyone involved. On the other hand, family members may have to become temporary caretakers for you if your recovery involves numerous doctor visits and extensive rehabilitation, especially if your injury has rendered you unable to drive. Along those same lines, if those family members have to leave their jobs (or reduce their hours) in order to care for you, doing so incurs additional financial insecurity and unnecessary stress. Emotionally, these role reversals can have a huge impact on families and make the recovery process even more difficult than it is and should be.
Unfortunately, these effects can be long-lasting, so it is important to plan ahead and take the proper steps that will ultimately protect your family and your future. Personal injury lawsuits can be very complicated and require experienced, professional help. With all that you need to focus on – your own recovery, your finances, your family, and your future – you have enough on your plate. It’s an overwhelming and scary time. Don’t try and handle your claim on your own, and don’t let an insurance company pressure you to accept a quick settlement offer could be less far less than you rightfully deserve. The Elrod Pope Law Firm is committed to Personal Injury Law. To tell us your story, call today to speak with one of our skilled Personal Injury Attorneys. We are here to listen, to help, and it won’t cost you a cent.
Thomas E. Pope is a Personal Injury, Wrongful Death, and Medical Malpractice Attorney who practices in Rock Hill, Lake Wylie, and Lancaster, SC. He graduated from the University of South Carolina School of Law, and has been practicing law for 31 years now. Thomas E. Pope believes in protecting the injured. Learn more about his experience here.