Personal injuries can be absolutely devastating. Though they often happen very suddenly, usually in the span of only a few moments, the impact from personal injuries can be felt for a lifetime.
Personal injury survivors are left dealing with many different losses and new problems in their lives, also very suddenly and in a very short span of time.
First, there’s the immediate aftermath of the accident. The survivor is often rushed to the hospital, through triage, treatment, and the brutal first days of recovery. Many personal injuries are extensive and involve multiple systems in the body needing to heal. There is often a treatment regimen involved that is extensive, time consuming, and draining. This may involve multiple surgeries, extensive stays in hospitals or rehabs, physical and occupational therapy, pain management, and medication courses with many different potential side effects.
All the while, the injured person is usually unable to work, and therefore does not have the steady stream of income they counted on to support themselves and their families. It probably comes as no surprise that the average American family is living paycheck to paycheck, and even a few weeks of missed work is enough to put many families in the red.
And that doesn’t even begin to account for the cost of care, as well as the costs you might incur due to your injury moving forward. Unfortunately, the way that the healthcare system is set up in the United States, the treatment needed for many personal injuries is outrageously expensive, far more than the vast majority of people could ever afford to pay on their own.
While those with insurance may assume that surely their policy will provide them with care in their emergency moment of need, that is simply not the case much of the time. It may come as a surprise to many people who have never been seriously injured or sick before, but insurance companies are for-profit entities, and they have rigged the system to allow them to get out of paying out on healthcare claims whenever possible.
As such, many personal injury survivors and their families find themselves suddenly out of a significant chunk of money from lost wages, at which point they get hit by the one-two punch of an enormous medical bill when their insurance company refuses to pay for some or even all of their treatment.
To add insult to one’s injury, personal injuries are frequently not the fault of the injured person, meaning the survivor and their family are left to bear the burden of someone else’s’ negligence or carelessness.
This is a very distressing situation to be in, and many personal injury survivors and their families feel completely at a loss about what to do next.
Thankfully, there is a way through, and a light at the end of the tunnel. If you or a loved one have suffered a personal injury in Santa Monica, CA, you may be able to pursue a personal injury lawsuit, through which you may be awarded:
In Santa Monica, personal injury attorney Brett Drouet can help you pursue the damages and compensation you deserve.