How a Child Injury Can Change Your Life
When your child is injured, it can change your life. As parents, we never suspect that our child will sustain a serious injury. Serious injuries can cause paralysis, developmental issues, permanent scarring and disfiguration, mental problems, and other injuries that your child is not ready or able to cope with, but will have to deal with for the rest of their lives. Your life will also change. Some of the most significant ways in which your life may be altered by an injury to your child include, but are not limited to, the following.
- Your child may no longer be able to engage with you in the ways that they did before the accident.
- You may have to seek out specialized childcare or specialized schooling for your child.
- You may have to seek permanent or temporary homecare for your child, which can be costly. In some cases, live-in homecare is necessary. In more extreme cases, your child may have to live in a specialized setting where they can receive care around the clock from specialists who understand their needs.
- Your child will need a significant amount of medical care, and may require advanced hospitalization or long-term hospitalization, which can cause serious financial detriment, especially when the insurance company decides to stop paying because your child has reached their “lifetime maximum”.
- Your child will likely need the support of their parents, which can be difficult or impossible to provide with a fulltime job.
For parents, the financial burden of an injury to a child can be nearly as devastating as the physical and emotional impacts felt by the child and by the family. If your child was injured due to the negligence of another party, you can get your questions answered by contacting a skilled personal injury attorney for help. If you have questions, The Husband and Wife Law Team is here to help.