What to Know About The Accommodations Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

What to Know About The Accommodations Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

When victims suffer catastrophic injuries after an accident, their lives are often never the same. They have permanent injuries that change the way they’re able to move, work, and live their lives. Some won’t be able to return to their job because they can’t complete the same duties as they used to. Others will need…

December Is Drunk Driving Awareness Month
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December Is Drunk Driving Awareness Month

Drinking during the holiday season usually starts on Blackout Wednesday, the night before Thanksgiving, and continues through New Year’s. During this time of year, December is one of the deadliest months to be on the roads with more impaired and drunk drivers. To bring awareness to this issue, December is designated as Drunk Driving Awareness…

Questions to Ask During a Family Meeting After a Catastrophic Injury

Questions to Ask During a Family Meeting After a Catastrophic Injury

After a loved one experiences a catastrophic injury, you and your family will often have numerous questions regarding their condition, the extent of the injuries, their prognosis, and whether they will recover. There will usually be a family meeting to help ensure you get answers to all your questions. WHAT IS A FAMILY MEETING? A…

Dealing with the Financial Aspect of a Catastrophic Injury

Dealing with the Financial Aspect of a Catastrophic Injury

Catastrophic injuries are severe life-altering injuries. People with these injuries typically need long-term medical care. Their injuries can affect their quality of life and ability to perform routine tasks. Consequently, many people with catastrophic injuries struggle with financial issues stemming from their condition.  In addition to incurring medical expenses, those with a catastrophic injury may…

Psychological Effects of Catastrophic Injuries
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Psychological Effects of Catastrophic Injuries

Suffering from a catastrophic injury changes life as you know it. In the blink of an eye, things are different. You have medical bills. You’re unable to work. Things that you used to take for granted may suddenly seem impossible. Not all your damages are physical. Psychological injuries are a common part of almost any…

Your Guide to Structured Settlements and Catastrophic Injuries
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Your Guide to Structured Settlements and Catastrophic Injuries

You’re badly injured in a sudden accident, and another party is at fault for what happened. As a result, you decide to bring a claim for financial compensation. When it’s time to negotiate a settlement, the other side suggests resolving the case with a structured settlement. What is a structured settlement and how do you…

What If My Injury Causes a Permanent Disability?

What If My Injury Causes a Permanent Disability?

Unfortunately, some injuries result in permanent disability, which can be devastating for victims and their families. When that occurs, you need to know your rights. What does the law have to say about permanent disability? What benefits can you receive when you’re completely unable to work? How can you support your family and your medical…

5 Steps to Navigating Medical Decisions in the Event of Catastrophic Injury

5 Steps to Navigating Medical Decisions in the Event of Catastrophic Injury

The following is adapted from Unthinkable. My mother was hit and killed by a concrete truck while crossing a street near her home. Her death was an unthinkable tragedy, and my family is far from alone in suffering such a loss. But in my professional life as a personal injury lawyer, we encounter many more…

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