It can be frustrating. You are the one living with a spinal cord injury after a car accident on the Shawnee Expressway. You are the one facing paralysis—not your family. Yet, your spouse, children, parents and siblings, all seem to have an opinion on what you should do now. It can be difficult to listen to them calmly and to remember that they love you and that they have your best interests in mind.

But it Is Important and Here’s Why

Generally, your family wants you to pursue a car accident case against the driver who hit you on I-264 because:

  • They are hopeful about your future. New treatments may be on the horizon that could lessen, or cure, your paralysis. Until that happens, there are assistive technology aids and medical devices that could help you.
  • They want you, and your immediate family, to maintain the standard of living you had prior to the accident. If you are unable to work because of your injury and/or if you are incurring lots of expenses, you may be able to continue maintaining your standard of living.
  • They want justice. They want to see the person who caused your Interstate 264 accident pay for what has happened to you.

While your recovery is about you, not your family, it is important for you to consider the significance of each of these points and to determine whether they matter to you.

What to Do If You Decide to Pursue a Legal Recovery

The decision about whether or not to pursue a legal recovery for your spinal cord injury is yours. You may choose to listen to your family, or not, but before you dismiss their ideas, or the idea of pursuing a car accident case, we encourage you to learn more about your rights and your possible recovery. You can learn more by browsing our free videos and by subscribing to our monthly newsletter. You are also welcome to contact us at any time via phone or via this website to talk more about your possible case.

 

Mark K. Gray
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Louisville attorney serving the seriously injured in Kentucky