Auto accidents happen in a flash but the consequences can last for years. It doesn’t matter if you were driving the car, a passenger in the car or got hit by one, injuries can be dramatically debilitating. Not to mention expensive when they’re not covered by insurance or there’s not enough insurance to pay all of your bills.
One minute you’re walking down the street the next, bam! Your life, your health, your finances changed. You don’t think, when your leave the house in the morning, that just walking from place-to-place is going to put you in harm’s way. It’s simply not something you can prepare for.
CONSTRUCTION SITE OR WORKPLACE ACCIDENTS
Construction and Workplace Accidents are often a double whammy. First, there is the pain and suffering of the injury itself. Then, there is the impact on your employment and livelihood! Accidents in the workplace are often so debilitating you may never be able to return to the job you once had. Recovering from your injury, plus finding new employment all while your case drags on and on in court is tough. Even if you’re one of the lucky ones, and you’re eligible for Worker’s Compensation seeing a case like this through to the settlement check can be a stretch.
PREMISES ACCIDENTS OR TRIP-AND-FALL INJURIES
You may have been the one to take the fall down a staircase, have a ceiling collapse on your head, or be in an elevator that failed, but you shouldn’t have to pay the price for someone else’s mistake. Of course, proving negligence and responsibility in court is another matter. Premises accident cases can be complicated. And complicated cases can cost you dearly in time. Unlike workplace and auto accident cases, insurance and worker’s compensation usually doesn’t exist for such cases.