Severe injuries and trauma can be devastating not only to individuals who are injured, but to their family members as well. Without warning, family members are confronted by a long list of medical terminology they have been previously unfamiliar with and a host of pressing medical decisions that require immediate attention. It can seem overwhelming to know where to turn and to filter through massive amounts of medical information and resources.
In some instances, the long-term effects of a catastrophic injury may not become fully evident until months or years after the incident. Concerns such as diminished work capacity and medical complications must be anticipated and addressed at the outset. Understanding the necessary care and the financial resources that a catastrophically injured individual will require over a lifetime is an important part of the legal process.