West Palm Beach Car Accident Coma Lawyer
Almost every car accident is a traumatic experience, but some leave lasting injuries that completely prevent you from living your daily life. If you were in a car accident that left you in a coma, or a loved one is currently in a coma because of a crash, the weeks, months, and possibly even years after the accident will likely be filled with intensive medical care.
And medical care isn’t cheap; in fact, it can be financially devastating. If the car accident that left you or a loved one in a coma was caused by someone else’s negligence, you shouldn’t have to suffer financially for it.
Our West Palm Beach car crash coma lawyers are experienced in handling these cases. An attorney with the Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo will fight to get you compensation that accounts for your financial needs after a car accident that resulted in a coma.
Facts About Comas
A coma is sometimes referred to as a persistent vegetative state. Being in a coma doesn’t mean you have experienced brain death. However, it does mean you’re unable to move or respond to your surroundings for a period of time—sometimes months. Comas are frequently caused by traumatic brain injuries, which often result from traffic collisions.
If a loved one is in a coma, you may not be able to file a claim for compensation on his or her behalf. However, if the loved one is a minor and you are the parent or guardian or you have power of attorney, you may be able to.
If the person passes away, one option for legal recourse is filing a wrongful death lawsuit against the negligent driver.
If you were injured and in a coma for a period of time, you’re most likely facing a mountain of challenges as you work to regain your life. You may have experienced brain damage. You’re likely to need extensive physical therapy to regain control of atrophied muscles. Added to this is the psychological pain of missing out on a period of your life.
The physical and emotional costs of a coma are tremendous—and the financial costs exponentially increase the damage to your life.
People in comas after car accidents require extended hospital stays of days, weeks, months, or even years. Medical debt can accrue quickly. In addition, those coming out of comas are likely to need serious physical rehabilitation, as well as emotional therapy.
A West Palm Beach car accident lawyer will take all this into account when determining the value of your claim. Possible damages to list in your car accident coma claim include the following:
- Past, current, and future medical bills
- Lost wages
- Lost income opportunity
- Lost wages of a primary caregiver
- Funeral expenses (if a loved one passed away)
- Physical and emotional therapy
- Pain and suffering
- Decreased quality of life
Contact a West Palm Beach Car Crash Coma Lawyer
There’s no doubt that a car accident that’s severe enough to cause you or a loved one to go into a coma will have profound effects on your life. But there is hope for your recovery.
To hold the person responsible for your injuries accountable and get the compensation you deserve, contact a West Palm Beach car accident coma lawyer with the Law Offices of Casey D. Shomo today. Call 561-659-6366 or fill out our online form below to arrange your free consultation.